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by Elvin
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Completely agree, Paul. During our 5+ years in Sudan, each time there was a peace agreement between government and the rebels the previously united tribes started fighting each other. Riek Machar was the second in command to John Garang (now deceased) for the rebels and came to Khartoum as VP during...
by Elvin
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Roy and Paul: Thanks for the positive input and perspective. Responding for Pat who may not be online. For now he has a resolution that hopefully will work out. The company in Kenya that built the original canoes has done an about face and agreed to assist South Sudan. This could obviously fall apar...
by Elvin
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Yes, a coup, or attempted coup is a big deal - but primarily for those involved. Strange though it may seem, this kind of turmoil can go on and not really affect the work of expatriates. I see that the president has set a curfew. My wife and I lived with a curfew in Ghana for two years because a dis...
by Elvin
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Thanks, Paul. Patrick should be back in South Sudan some time during the next year and can get some photos. Elvin
by Elvin
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Certainly at times, especially when river is clogged with vegetation. However, paddle when can. Elvin
by Elvin
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

A great big THANKS to all who responded in this posting venue and via direct e-mail. Looks like Patrick has the issue resolved for now. If that changes, this topic will be re-opened. Elvin
by Elvin
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Thanks for that advice, Roy. I will make certain that Patrick gets it. Elvin
by Elvin
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Thanks, Mike. Have tried to post as JPG - response: "invalid." As word document - response: "docx extension not allowed." As PDF document - response: "PDF extension not allowed." Have tried to copy and paste, but doesn't paste. Any idea of what I am doing wrong? Roy and others who want to see pictur...
by Elvin
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Roy (and others): Tried once again to post photo (JPEG) of canoes - got reply that photo is "invalid." If anyone has instructions for how I can post a download from an email, would appreciate receiving them. Thanks. (Patrick is out of pocket right now; perhaps he will have more success in posting a ...
by Elvin
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Patrick is picking up on this stream, but I will chime in to say thanks for stating an excellent perspective on this effort. It is truly an opportunity for contribution in addition to an exotic cultural experience. Patrick will obviously need to evaluate all expressions of interest and determine if ...
by Elvin
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Posting images FAQ (edited Oct. 2013)
Replies: 2
Views: 17211

Re: Posting images FAQ

Where do I find "Choose file" to start the process of attaching or inserting an image? Post page says I can add attachments, but I can't figure out how. Thanks. Elvin
by Elvin
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Several replies: 1. Paul: Thanks for the idea of bringing someone here. I talked with Patrick Murphy, the fisheries consultant, regarding the possibility. He will explore whether this is an option with the international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with which he is dealing locally (in South...
by Elvin
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Thanks, Matt. I hope some skilled person will jump on it - an incredible opportunity for contribution. In terms of risk, my wife and I traveled in these areas for over five years during a much more unstable time. Our fisheries consultant, Patrick - very white, blond hair, blue eyes - just spent seve...
by Elvin
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor
Replies: 42
Views: 17510

Re: Unique opportunity for fiberglass constructor

Yes, this is for real. South Sudan became a separate country from Sudan in July 2011. It is, to put it mildly, a developing country. A friend, Patrick, has been a fisheries consultant for several months during the last two years with the objective to help local fishermen move from subsistence (catch...