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Regatta '08 commentary by Mylo

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Regatta '08 commentary by Mylo

Postby Mylo » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:21 am

Hey all,

Took me 3 days to get home. However, once I got my watch set to the correct time at home, I actually gained TWO hours instead of just the ONE that I set for. In true bone head style, almost missing my own seminar as a result is simply a classic move on my part.

A small hangup at the border:

Customs Officials : "What's in the crate ?".
Mylo: A 9' long model submarine.
Customs Officials : "Open it up, let's take a look" (doubtful tone).
Mylo : Opens crate and removes sub.
Customs Officials : "I'll be damned, it IS a model submarine. Where the hell in the U.S. did you buy that and where's your receipt ?"
Mylo : *sigh...anticipating much explaining* "There is no receipt, I made it."

20 minute delay later, I was granted permission to return to Canada, ....after sub thoroughly inspected for hidden drugs.

It was a true pleasure to finally put some faces to some names that I've come to know over the past 18 months during the process of my VIIc/41 build. As expected, all good guys.....even Merriman. I look forward to meeting again at another Regatta sometime. Everything about the Regatta was first rate in my opinion. Many thanks to all responsible.

Mylo
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Postby JefftyToo » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:27 am

Mylo,

Meant to approach you after your presentation Saturday night and got distracted and then swept away. Sorry about that. Thanks for a wonderfully entertaining and inspirational talk. Glad you could make it and enjoyed yourself so. See you again sometime . . .

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Jeff Porteous
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Postby Mylo » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:50 pm

Jeff,

I found myself busy explaining further build elements on my sub after my talk so.........understood on your situation. I tried during my time at Regatta to have good discussions with as many of the guys as I could, the time went quickly.....I can't imagine actually having a sub there that worked, not enough hours in the day.

Should I put on another talk sometime, I'll lean a little more towards the psychology of model building as opposed to the actual mechanics of "how to do". I had many guys personally come up and thank me afterwards for the inspirational words that I intentionally, or unintentionally spoke. I could have put a lot more focus on that, should there be a "next time", I will. I was glad that the guys enjoyed my approach and presentation style none the less.

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