Saturday, January 20, 2018

SNAFU watching...

Regarding Luke 3:11, a cease & desist kinda guy, and stuff you need to know about Puerto Rico...

To be honest, I've been watching the government shutdown antics and not exactly paying attention to boat stuff. That said, there is a little sailing news of some import that, I expect, you'll find all kinds of interesting and worth checking out.

Now, if you'll forgive me, I'll get back to observing the US of A spiraling down the white ceramic chute.

Listening to some Cranberries covers

So it goes...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Something you'll want to read...

All hat and no cattle, some new interesting tech, and the possibility of life on places other than Earth...

Sailing Anarchy has an excellent must read rant... Check it out.

Listening to Stephen Stills

So it goes...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Some jobs...

A new voice of interest at L,G, & M, words on a wall, and a point well taken...

Some jobs on boats can be the stuff of nightmares. For instance, what's on today's menu of tasks involves a big honking sander, a stack of forty grit, and a small enclosed space... In other words, a real horror show.

Of course, what I'd like to be doing is working on my latest guitar build (an electric 12 string) or some such project that does not necessitate several hours of shop vacuum cleanup to deal with the aftermath.

That said, some jobs are needful and, as much as I'd love to do anything else, you can only put off stuff for so long.

Listening to BTO

So it goes...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

On my project list...

Sailing Anarchy makes a case, so does John Scalzi, what you really should know about Haiti, and today in the "Spineless cowards and enablers" department...

I've spent the last couple of days thinking about various heating options for "So It Goes" and trying to come up with a cunning plan of where/how to install such a beast. It makes my brain hurt.  Obviously there is a lot to be said for avoiding travel to places where a new wardrobe is required.

Add to that the fact that a haul out for bottom painting is way past needful and, in my current location, the cost of a haulout is crazy expensive as well as somewhat problematic as the yard is still full of boats from "H" season. Of course, all made worse by the age old question of what sort of antifouling to go with...

Note to self: NEED TO BUY MORE ASPIRIN!

Listening to some Doc Pomus covers

So it goes...

Friday, January 12, 2018

Shit...

Regarding the Endangered Species Act, a sailing story in the news, and a request from some people who have a special perspective...

Oh yeah, in the "racist asshole" department tRumps doing his best to make Americans unpopular where you might want to cruise.

Listening to Odetta

So it goes...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Regarding the new (sorta/kinda) Wylo 35...

Troubling news, a question of note, and some very interesting numbers...

PBO, has a blog post, discussing a new cruising boat coming to the market that you might want to check out.

Still here?

Listening to Gregg Allman

So it goes...

Monday, January 08, 2018

Some pictures of interest...

Ten principles of design, boy howdy but this really sucks, and the scariest thing I've read in ages...

HEO (Hisse et Oh) regularly has photo contests and the current one involves DIY improvements with lots and lots of great ideas with, I'm sure, lots more to come.

Check it out.

Listening to France Gall (who is no longer with us)

So it goes...

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Some sense being made...

What grown-ups do, an alternative to plastic packaging, and over in the "Scum & Villainy" department...

Over at the Proa File Michael Schacht makes the case for the Cargo Proa which is something you need to check out.

You're still here?

Listening to Metalachi and liking it.

So it goes...

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

On building a surfboard...

EBM with an important historical note, today in the "Not good news at all" department, and a book review you might want to check out...

Just nice.



Listening to Rob Galbraith

So it goes...