Friday, September 21, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Possibly dangerous territory...

Some nautical history of interest. just plain clueless, and in the "Nope, no such thing as global warming or climate change anywhere around here" department...

 I've been thinking about tabernacles of late.


Truth be told, I'm not greatly enamoured in my current Wharramesque tabernacle and have been thinking of replacing it with something more along the lines of the Parker tabernacle shown.

As it happens, I've also been wanting to build one of the plywood masts Parker wrote about some time ago.

Which brings us deep into "Cunning Plan" territory...

But, more about that as it develops.

Listening to a pretty awesome Iron Butterfly cover

So it goes...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where's Monique?

A map of interest, another scary plastics fact to worry about, and Badtux with a little slice of history to muse over...

For those who have missed Monique.



Listening to La Femme

So it goes...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fun with paper boats...

A little depressing reading, in case you have not been paying attention to the Tiki torch crowd, and in the "I know exactly how he feels" department...



Tad Roberts with some scowish model making goodness.

Listening to another good  "Zombie" cover

So it goes...

Monday, September 17, 2018

wrestling with myself...

EBM with a needful point, a growing cancer, and some excellent advice...

I've been replacing the windows on the hard dodger which, of course, also means a long laundry list of associated tasks and today was the second coat of paint.

The thing is I always have to fight the urge to replace things that work just fine with a new design or a different approach to building. So yeah, I've been wrestling with the idea of a new but with the advantage of hindsight hard dodger.

Maybe on the next boat...

As it happens, the new issue of PBO has a very nice DIY article on building a fixed companionway shelter/ minimal dodger which makes a whole lot of sense and well worth the cost of admission.

Listening to Mary Lattimore

So it goes...

Friday, September 14, 2018

a book I'm looking forward to...

EBM with a couple observations, a sad/stupid state of affairs, and here's a man with an ass-backwards moral compass...

Something new coming from Brion Toss,



Listening to Richard Thompson

So it goes...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Storms everwhere you look...

A new growth industry, an uplifting story, and something from the "Science actually works" files...

So, according to the handy "How Close Can It Get?" calculator Isaac won't get any closer than 151 miles from us.

Nice that.

Sadly, the folks on the East Coast are not so lucky and we're all hoping they can get through Florence and what looks to be a horrific aftermath safely.

That said, I'm sure a lot of us are going to be remembering the politicians who decided that taking money from FEMA to buy cages for children and voting accordingly.

Listening to Gomez

So it goes...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

On the surface piercing foil front...

Somewhat worrisome, more depressing news, and in the "someone has some seriously fucked up priorities" department...

A great day for doing some painting.

In the meantime, why not check out some Dutch leeboard coolness?

Listening to the Delirians

So it goes...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Buffy's no longer with us...

Something mind-boggling/awe inspiring about whales, a valid point, and regarding "false balance"...


Buffy AKA "the Slayer", Buffilicious, Fuzzbuns, and Good Girl has taken leave of this mortal coil.

She will be missed.

Listening to Suzy Wallis

So it goes...

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Waiting for Isaac...

Today's growth industry, on the internet/climate change tango, and a needful read on the Puget Sound Orcas...

Hmmm.



Listening to Sarah Louise

So it goes...