Tuesday, August 11, 2020

functional with an overabundance of cute...

Moral enhancement as a cure for Covid-19, proof positive that kids are not immune, Scalzi with some football news, and in the "This is not OK" department...

Here's a design that just, to me at least, looks cool.

 More info on the Petit Henri can be found over on Yann's site.

Listening to the sound of an inter-island cargo boat unloading

So it goes...

Monday, August 10, 2020

A different tiny house...

The best answer I've heard in ages, what passes for school days with tRumps virus, and this week in the war on science trenches...

Kurt Hughes (AKA multihull designer guy) with an interesting take on a tiny house.




Listening to Chicano Batman

So it goes...

Sunday, August 09, 2020

a better way to do brightwork and save money...

A distinction of note, something very scary, and in the "Heinous election fuckery" department...

Stumpy Nubs tells how.


Listening to Black Pumas

So it goes...

Saturday, August 08, 2020

A mini cruising scow you might want to check out...

John Scalzi on genre canons, Krugman with dire warnings, and EBM with something about tRump and wet dreams...

How about a mini cruising scow?

Mojito 6.50
A David Raison design being built by IDB Marine. How cool is that?

Some more info can be found here.

Listening to The Walkabouts

So it goes...

Friday, August 07, 2020

regarding off-grid and cruising...

EBM on a knee-jerk overreaction, regarding a certain border, and something that will be with us for years...

I keep hearing the term "Off-grid" a lot lately where cruising is concerned and mostly all the folks using it don't quite seem to have the concept down.

Which is a roundabout way of introducing the trailer for a film I'm looking forward to.


'Life Off Grid' trailer from Jonathan Taggart on Vimeo.

Listening to Phoebe Bridgers

So it goes...

Monday, August 03, 2020

Bigger than I need but...

A bit of good news, a point well made, some reading about the big lie, and a funeral of note...

Reuel Parker's 45-foot scow is bigger than I need but I still find myself wondering about it.


It's got that schooner thing going.

Listening to a lot of covers

So it goes

Thursday, July 30, 2020

a very sensible outrigger design...

Not surprising at all, regarding hydroxychloroquine, and in the "Know your enemy" department...

Michael from Proa File has been working on a very cool fishing boat.

 Way better than a fishing kayak!

More information can be found on Proa File.

Listening to Brittany Howard

So it goes...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

on being anchored in a three-ring circus......

Science (or lack of science) in Florida, George Carlin still making sense, and dumbest man in congress reaps his karma...

I've never been a big fan of licensing users of boats (or users of guns for that matter) but nothing focuses my attention on the idea that there actually might be a need for some sort of required boater education while I sit my boat watching other folks prepare for a possible hurricane.

On one hand, I'll admit, it's sort of entertaining seeing how others react to the idea that a real-honest-to gawd-storm just might be up-close-and-personal. Face it, folks of the inspired tyro boat handling and anchoring brigade seem to totally lose it when a bit of real-world danger becomes part of the mix and they go into cluster-fuck mode and flip out.

Then again, it's only entertaining for a moment or two and the overall effect is just depressing. We all have our days of shame and seeing someone going through one underscores the "that could be me" factor. Most of us learn through experience and, for most of us, by making mistakes of the "what does not kill us makes us smarter" sort.

Then again, most folks could avoid most of the traumatic crap of coming into an anchorage with a possible "H" ting on the way by doing a bit of study beforehand and having a semblance of a plan in hand. Two books that will help are Fatty Goodlander's "Creative Anchoring" and "Storm Proofing your Boat, Gear, and Crew". Seriously, you don't really want the stigma of being "That Idiot" who did that "Stupid Thing".

Need I say more?

Listening to a plethora of Bee Gees covers (who'd have ever thought?)

So it goes...




Tuesday, July 28, 2020

and in the "Not how I planned to spend my week" department...

Today in the "Disproportionate force without provocation files", some "essential" workers that you might want to keep in mind, and the question I keep asking myself...

So, yeah.


On the plus side, there's a lot of Saharan dust about so maybe it will fall apart.

Listening to Mavis Staples

So it goes...

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Doing the "H" ting two-step...

Some needful reading on the ongoing plan to kill the USPS, a good cause that could use your support, and in the "Why am I not surprised" department...

Looking at the various storm models for the 92L invest was somewhat depressing as the GFS models have the storm passing as a hurricane just a kiss north of us while the ECMWF has the storm passing a bit to our south albeit not as a hurricane.



That said, the ECMWF model appears to have higher winds for us than the GFS. Of course, this is still too early to be a precision forecast and will continue to change in the coming few days.

So, the question is, do I run to the hole or not?

In the meantime, I've got a lot of work to do.

Listening to Pascal Rinaldi cover CSN&Y

So it goes...