Friday, May 27, 2016

Crossing the English Channel in an Optimist...

How socialism works in America, just another case of the wealthy stealing from the poor, and, apparently, someone thinks their dick's too small...

Folks wonder why the French seem to better sailors so here's a hint.



More about it here.

Listening to Johnny Hallyday

So it goes...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Love at first sight...

On that bathroom issue, all sorts of depressing, and in the "cold-blooded lizard people" department...

A lug rig that resonates with me in a big way.



Listening to L.E.J.

So it goes...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Some morning multihull thoughts and a job you might be interested in...

Something from the "Why am I not surprised" department, more bad news from Venezuela, and the great Guy Clark is no longer with us...

This morning I'm currently anchored between two matching bareboat cats and to say they're all kinds of fugly would be a big understatement. what can I say but the sheer ugliness of a lot of production cats remains an ongoing mystery to me.

Well, actually, I have a lot of ongoing questions about the current state of multihull design but that's a subject for another day.

Speaking of cats that actually look like boats, a friend of mine who a while back built a Wharram Tiki 38 for a daysail business up in Montauk which has been so successful that he is just about to launch another bigger Wharram he's been building to keep up with demand.

As it happens, they need a captain ASAP to run the Tiki while the big cat gets sorted out and suchlike...

So, if any Boat Bits readers with a captains license who appreciate the design merits of a Wharram cat, have the sort of attitude that jives with the not-always-easy business of daysailing, and would not mind hanging out in the Long Island area there's a job available with good folks.

Drop me a line and I'll pass it on.

Listening to Circus

So it goes...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Just a thought...

Some situational awareness, a needful reminder, and it's good to keep in mind that truly horrific things often have big paydays for the folks involved in promoting them...

Of late I've been thinking long and hard about alternative construction approaches with regard to building sharpies and, as a result, I keep finding myself looking at the HarryProa 40F and the Bucket List. 


You might say the words "Intelligent" and "Infusion" just might make a lot of sense when married to a sharpie build. Then again, maybe not.

Listening to Peter Frampton

So it goes...

Monday, May 16, 2016

Yep, still here...

EBM talking Zombie Apocalypse, Krugman says the needful, and Badtux just being observant...

So, apparently, the world has continued to ride it's turbo charged wicker basket to the dark side while I've been busy working on other tings and trying not to pay attention to the current insanity that passes for news.

Bummer that.

More soon come...

Listening to Brent Amaker & the Rodeo

So it goes...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

a spring break of sorts...

Badtux making a good point, some early 1930's deja vu, and looks like brown shirts are going to be a growth industry...

I'm going to be taking a break from Boat Bits for a bit.

Look for Boat Bits to return come May Day.

Listening to Monsieur Periné

So it goes...

My hero...




Need I say more?

Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy

Scary, things getting fugly, and in the "revolving door payoff" department...

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Listening to "American Beauty" in covers

So it goes...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Some "Spray" photos...

An astute observation, proof positive of some sort or other, and Keith Emerson is no longer with us...

Some photos you might want to check out.

Listening to The Lone Bellow

So it goes...