Saturday, September 14, 2019

a boat tour of interest...

An interesting subject/discussion, what excessive profits for pharmaceutical companies means, and something you might want to check out before you buy that soft drink/water in a plastic bottle...

I've been following an ongoing Musard 29 scow project for some time and it's nice to see that it continues to be a source of good ideas.



Listening to Amanda Palmer

So it goes...

Friday, September 13, 2019

paring down...

Concentration camps for the homeless, Greta Thunberg making some sense, and, well, this is just all kinds of cool...

Sailing Simplicity seems to be on to a winning program that you really should check out.

Listening to Ital Vibes

So it goes...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

changes afoot in the Golden Globe...

Regarding the American carbon footprint, some sense being made, and over in the "crooked imbeciles and toadies" department...

Peter Foerthmann (the Windpilot guy) has an interesting take on the GGR and self-steering.


Listening to A-WA

So it goes...

Monday, September 09, 2019

Did someone say trebuchet mayhem?

Some new rule changes for our Bahamian neighbors now that they're climate refugees, starving killer whales, and in the "Just follow the money" department...

It's been far too long without some trebuchet content here at Boat Bits.



More about the Floating Arm Trebuchet and how to build one here. For those of the dumb and dangerous ilk you could always scale up the plans to better fit on your foredeck for some serious mayhem and mirth.

Listening to Puddles Pity Party cover Warren Zevon

So it goes...

Sunday, September 08, 2019

So much for the I'm too old for sailing ting...

Interesting but hardly surprising, some asshole with a gun, and in the "What happens if you do things the legal way" department...

A rather impressive achievement you may want to check out.

Listening to the Silversun Pickups

So it goes...

Friday, September 06, 2019

a minimal cruiser of interest...

Climate denial triggering, some depressing but needful reading, and in the "Profit based killing" department...

Sailing Anarchy has something interesting on a CAL 20 you might want to check out.

Listening to Silversun Pickups

So it goes...

Thursday, August 29, 2019

a voyage of note...

The latest U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services assholery, some needful reading, and a bit of good news...



Listening to a great Tedeschi Trucks Band concert

So it goes...

Monday, August 26, 2019

Doing the "H" ting shuffle ongoing...

Serious stupidity at the DNC, regarding those conflict of interests, and in the "This is just so frelling AWESOME!" department...

So, according to current forecasts, Dorian will slip by to the south of us a hundred miles away. That said, it's still nervous making but thank goodness for ever better forecasting tools in the quiver.


Speaking of which, Storm Carib's "How close can it get" app is a huge help/resource that gets a lot of use this time of year.

Listening to Marcia Griffiths

So it goes...

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Doing the "H" ting shuffle...

Something you might want to factor into the mix, very much NOT a thing to joke about, and in the "Kids in cages indefinitely without trial" department...



Listening to Dread Kennedy

So it goes...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A schooner that caught my eye...

Regarding the dire times we find ourselves living in, some talking points of note, and on the subject of the what America is disconnect...





More about it over at Voile & Moteur.


Listening to some 1969 LA radio

So it goes...