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Title: Tolmanite Paul Nelson
Post by: guldam on March 03, 2017, 09:11:21 AM
Frank Olsen just let me know that Paul Nelson has passed on. A truly Sad Day. That's two Tolmanites who brought their boats to my very own Tolman launch who have left us. 

https://www.gofundme.com/paul-nelson-memorial-fund

http://woodenboatblog.com

(https://fishyfish.com/img/red_yellow_jumbos.jpg)

I'm trying to find more information.

Steveoh
Title: Re: Tolmanite Paul Nelson
Post by: Frank Olsen on March 03, 2017, 11:06:09 AM
Thanks for posting this, Steve. I didn't know Paul but took a lot of inspiration from his Red Jumbo while building my own.
My condolences to his friends and family.

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Title: Re: Tolmanite Paul Nelson
Post by: larspa on March 03, 2017, 11:11:14 AM
Yes, thanks Steve.   I think his was the first Tolman i saw in person.

Wasn't he the admin for the woodenboatblog.com ?

Title: Re: Tolmanite Paul Nelson
Post by: guldam on March 03, 2017, 11:29:44 AM
Yes, thanks Steve.   I think his was the first Tolman i saw in person.

Wasn't he the admin for the woodenboatblog.com ?

Yep, that's his site.
Title: Re: Tolmanite Paul Nelson
Post by: AlasKen on March 03, 2017, 11:38:01 AM
Very sad to hear this.  I exchanged a number of emails while building my boat and after.  My prayers to his family.  Ken
Title: Re: Tolmanite Paul Nelson
Post by: Dave Wright on March 03, 2017, 01:17:59 PM
That is a shock. Paul was a relatively young man. I met him and his wife when we had the Portland Tolman get together some years ago. We camped across the Willamette River from down town Portland the first night, tied up to Ross Island. Paul and his wife in their red Jumbo, me in my old Standard. The weather was beautiful, sunny and temps in the 90's.  Next day we cruised from Portland, down the Multnomah channel, and tied up at Sand Island. It was very pleasant time, and my first chance to compare my Standard to a very nice Jumbo. Paul was good guy, condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Tolmanite Paul Nelson
Post by: cgrfish on March 06, 2017, 04:45:35 AM
That saddens my day immensely.  When I first began my tolman dream, I contacted Paul by phone, and he was quick to invite me to Portland to see his boat.  I took him up on it, made the trip, and we spent time together as he explained the build in detail, and talked about his passion for rebuilding the little sail boats. 
For everyone here, don't miss the message that life is uncertain and brief, and we need to capture every moment we can.  For those in this group who are willing to follow a whim and undertake something like building a boat, I think we already understand.  Still, this is a reminder not to miss an opportunity to tell our loved ones how we feel, or to enjoy the wind in our face as we cherish the time on our boats.  RIP Paul, you will be missed.

Title: Re: Tolmanite Paul Nelson
Post by: david.nolan.940 on May 23, 2018, 07:45:30 AM
i just posted his boat on boats and boatbuilders the other day

i didn't he he left us




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