Lose Your Dreams, Lose Your Mind-Guido Builds a Boat


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Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Apr 2, 2010 - 02:18pm PT
Thanks Guido, that is an awesome post. You dream well. Where in Santa Cruz was this boat built? I was trying to see if I knew the area. I can only imagine navigating those mountain roads with a 50 ft boat.

Trad climber
Apr 2, 2010 - 02:28pm PT
Guido, you the man!
David Wilson

Apr 2, 2010 - 07:13pm PT
Guido, WOW, hats off to you on this accomplishment. Do you have that boat down in NZ?


Boulder climber
Apr 5, 2010 - 01:17pm PT

Bump for Captain Guido

Social climber
The internet
Apr 5, 2010 - 01:49pm PT
Off the hook!

This just made my morning.

What kind of time did this project take? I just searched this thread and didn't see any comments.


Gym climber
Apr 5, 2010 - 01:50pm PT
If this ain't a post on those making dreams tangible, then...

Guido, proud man, proud.

And that 'yak isn't none shabby at all neither. What a beauty.

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 5, 2010 - 03:05pm PT
This is such a great thread. I think I'm gonna have to stitch up a kayak one of these days.

Social climber
New Zealand -> Santa Barbara
Apr 5, 2010 - 04:00pm PT


I have to confess that building my boat (previous page) was orders of magnitude easier than Guido's. Some care, but not a lot of special skill, was required. The boat is the "Coho" model from Pygmy boats (www.pygmyboats.com) and took about 130 hours of work. It will consume your garage for a while but the result is a head turner.

Logo embedded in epoxy inside the cockpit
Logo embedded in epoxy inside the cockpit
Credit: roy

Cheers, Roy

New Zealand
May 6, 2010 - 07:01pm PT
Outstanding! Yet another all-time badass story and collection of pics, getting lost in the mire. It's a crime against decency that this loses to the vile "ark" thread.

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
May 6, 2010 - 08:15pm PT
It seems too trite to just say "stunning" or "amazing." I can't put together words that do justice to the magnitude of this effort! It is truly inspiring, and a beautiful allegory for the rewards of right living.

Guido, I was already impressed by you after I flailed on Coonyard Pinnacle last year, but this is at such another level... the vision, the determination, perseverance, the skill, and obviously huge passion required to slice through the mind-numbing amount of tedious work to complete the masterpiece. Such a huge capacity to love life and make good things happen!

Very well done.
Lee Bow

Trad climber
wet island
May 7, 2010 - 12:37am PT
I actually am a professional boat builder by trade. I cannot tell you how PROUD your achievement is...you already know!

For what it is worth I have put together a couple of multi-million dollar power-cruisers...but never put togrther so much as a canoe for myself.

Jim Henson's Basement
May 7, 2010 - 10:28pm PT
Great story Guido. Thanks for putting that TR together. It was a great read.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
May 7, 2010 - 10:49pm PT
Mtnmun, Jude this boat was built on Happy Valley Road off of Branciforte.

David Wilson, Joe and his family go between Aukland NZ and Fiji during the year and even come to Santa Cruz.

Trad climber
Boulder Creek CA
May 7, 2010 - 11:04pm PT
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 8, 2010 - 10:56pm PT
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 6, 2010 - 08:59pm PT
Float this Bump!

New Zealand
Sep 26, 2010 - 11:01pm PT
A flat-out spectacular thing, this thread. Can't bear to see it go.

Trad climber
Sep 27, 2010 - 05:22pm PT
Great job in the most beautiful of boat building mediums, wood.

Here's an interesting story about building a sailboat and then camping out on the ocean for 1152 days non-stop:


Also a great solo, around the world race due to start in a few weeks:


On a climbing note; the chest harness sailors use is terrible. They need to go to some sort of seat harness, like in climbing.


New Zealand
Oct 28, 2010 - 07:43pm PT
Quick bump for one of the internetses finer moments, wood-dust in the respiratory tract, and wind in the rigging.
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 28, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
Funny that this thread should pop up. I was thinking about it in terms of its title. Keith Richards has just published an autobiography, and apparently in it he reveals what the song Ruby Tuesday is really about. Or at least what he can remember of it, 40+ years later.
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