Thursday, April 19, 2018

an interesting project...

Drone footage that's worth watching, G&T on newspapers, and in the "Most problems actually have good solutions" department...





Listening to Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls

So it goes...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

regarding my waterline...

Regarding public lands, far away Icarus, and in the "not nearly far away enough" department...

So, as the latest NAB show has come and gone leaving me with the urge to upgrade cameras, I was investigating used prices of some the cameras I need to get off the boat to make room for a couple of new ones. It's amazing just how fast gear depreciates these days.

It's also bloody depressing.

Pretty much the same goes for marine electronics as well. Which reinforces my opinion that the only time to get boat gear is when it's already discounted to the max. Marine electronics and suchlike don't change all that much from year to year which is sorta/kinda nice compared to film and video stuff which works on a far more disruptive model.

In the event that anyone is looking for an elderly GoPro, a pristine Nikon D90, D200, or a Panasonic DVX100 drop me a line as I could really use the locker space aboard "So It Goes".

Listening to Sly

So it goes...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

a podcast of note...

When the cure cuts into the profits question, some needful listening, and about those t-shirts in your closet...

The latest On The Wind podcast is an interview with Tom Cunliffe.

Do I really need to say anything more?

Listening to Lara Bello

So it goes...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

legs...

EBM making a valid point, a Starbucks story of note, and in the "Where did I hear those words before?" department...

The picture says all you need to know.

 
Listening to a great resource on things Zappa.

So it goes...

Saturday, April 14, 2018

As things spiral round the ceramic bowl...

Some needful advice, folks doing good, bad news regarding the USPS, and a madman dancing to war drums...

Dave Z is on something of a roll of the boxy barge and scow variety. You should go check it out.

Listening to Ranger Bob

So it goes...

Thursday, April 12, 2018

on the subject of sheet-to-tiller steering...

Some needful reading, an interesting thought provoking interview with Chris Darwin, and in the "likely not to go very well" department...

Some good ideas in this video.



More of the same can be found on the scallywagII youtube channel. Worth checking out...

Listening to some Soul Train goodness

So it goes...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Interesting times...

West Marine may want to take note, something interesting, and writing advice in a world of weaponized, aerosolized horseshit...

So, Russia says they'll shoot down any missiles sent towards Syria and the launch sites of said missiles will be "targeted". A somewhat sobering thought.

tRump takes to twitter to show who's boss. Seriously, has there ever been a less competent man born to be a world leader?

We are so fucked.

Me? I'm going to do some sanding, a bit of epoxy fairing, and then, hopefully, paint the coach roof sides so I can install new portlights tomorrow.

After which, I'll pour myself a very stiff rum, crank up some music, and try to pretend everything will be peachy keen.

Note to self...

Buy more rum.

Listening to Birds of Chicago who are really quite good.

So it goes...

Monday, April 09, 2018

musing...

Troubling news from Puerto Rico, regarding drug dealers, and the word for today is r-a-g-e-o-c-r-a-c-y... 

From the first time I saw Phil Thiel's Joliboat I wanted to build one. What's not to like... It's pretty much the ultimate tiny house/boat combo.


I've often thought of building one to use as an office/apartment/mini vacation home we could keep on a French canal in the Camargue...


You could keep one just about anywhere...

For those interested the Thiel designs are now available from WoodenBoat.

Listening to Julien Baker

So it goes...



Saturday, April 07, 2018

Interesting plywood...

An article in GQ you may want to check out, some interesting reading, and a President who actually makes sense...

A trimaran design of interest.





More information on this 14 meter trimaran design by Patrick Balta can be found here.

Listening to Väsen

So it goes...

Thursday, April 05, 2018

A system that works...

This is interesting, musings of an imbecile, and in the "They didn't see that coming" department...

So, just a quick note regarding the yearly update of our USCG boat registration. Last Wednesday we went online, paid the yearly fee, and today dropped by the Post office to find the new boat papers were waiting in the PO box. Total elapsed time one week.

In spite of the fact that one often hears horror stories regarding how inept the system is our experiences have been problem free over the last forty odd years. I call that a system that works just fine.

Listening to Luna

So it goes...