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Offline narvik

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Peter alias - very sad news!
« on: May 01, 2024, 01:28:03 PM »
Hello everybody,

I unfortunately have to inform you that Peter alias "narvik" has passed away last autumn.
I am his ex- wife Anja who is writing to you since I know that he has spent lots of time together with you on FishyFish and has had quite close contact to some of you.

He has been working on his Tolman widebody for quite some years- trying to balance his life between job, family and the wish to build his own boat. Unfortunately he passed away before the boat was finished.

I assume all of you that have discussed issues together with Peter know about his high standard and his craftsmanship.

My questions to all of you is- how can I find someone who could be interested in continuing to finish the Tolman widebody?
The boat is right now in the garage in the South of Norway and I have to empty the garage as soon as possible.
I am attaching the death announcement for all of you who have known Peter.

And I will add as well some pictures of the boat.

I would appreciate it very much if you could come with some advice to me.
The last thing I want is to have to destroy the boat on which Peter has worked and put so much care and skills into for so many years.

Best regards


Offline TFreeburg

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Re: Peter alias - very sad news!
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2024, 06:26:53 PM »
I can speak for our group with our condolences his passing.  I would think Facebook and are great venues to pass the boat on to another builder.
My family is Swedish and Luxembourgian by origin. Unfortunately, my closest living relatives are in London.
I would hope this forum could help you, but I am not sure you will get a positive outcome from here.  I would reach out to your local boat building community.
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Offline Kobuk

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Re: Peter alias - very sad news!
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2024, 12:07:25 PM »
Sorry to hear of Peter's passing.  I think the best advice is to reach out to your local boating community.  I'm afraid this site may not see enough Norwegian traffic to help find a new home for the boat in a timely manner.
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Offline KenB

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Re: Peter alias - very sad news!
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2024, 02:31:46 PM »
Im sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to post here!

I believe there is a guy named Jallii who might be able to help, as he might live in your part of the world. Hopefully he sees the benefit in finishing a tolman build that for sure looks like it was done well. My understanding is that he is looking for a project to finish. I might be willing to fly over and help him move the boat.

Again, my condolences.
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Re: Peter alias - very sad news!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2024, 10:41:42 AM »
Sorry to hear Peter has passed. He's been on the forum since 2010!  Hopefully someone can take over his Widebody Project.


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Re: Peter alias - very sad news!
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2024, 03:05:00 PM »
Sorry to hear of Peter's passing.
He was the only one I knew about from Europe before Pekka.

Yes I can help, if needed, but lets just wait and see what his loved ones want.
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KenB you perhaps do not realize that its not actually a walk in the park to travel some 3000 km to pick up a boat. Taking upon me the task to finish his project, I would also need to take on the task to produce the so called "technical documentation, tests, calculations etc. involved for CE-certification. A Finnish company takes about 6000€ for the tests and the work their experts do for CE-certification / boat.  Its a serious amount of work even for experts. That's the reason for the price tag. The kind of data that is needed for the process is simply not available and needs to be produced. The boat cannot be registered or sold without a CE-plate.  It's simply the only way to get new boats to EU markets. I don't have more space to keep DIY boats stored for 5 years. I already have 5 boats hanging around. Will probably burn one at "midsummer night bonfire".  Taking on his project would "force me" to produce the documentation needed for widebody, and thus be very usefull, but I would need to postpone my own design for a while. 
I like to find out and really understand things. A perfectionist, curious mind cannot stop learning, and picks up many things. I don't claim to be an expert. I'm not an engineer or a chemist by training. I make mistakes. If I manage to make something understandable I am happy. IF you want to build a boat make sure you follow designers instruction. Do your homework and be safe.

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Re: Peter alias - very sad news!
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2024, 02:59:33 AM »

thanks to all of you for your kind words and your good advice!
You are a great community!

I am in contact with Jallii now and hopefully he can take over the project so that we all can see the boat finished some day!

Best regards