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Action Tiger

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    Central California
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    Running on my feets. A lot. And the swimming.
    Wresting vegetative foodstuffs from soil with toil. Playing Gentleman farmer, as it were.
    Art is always happening here. And ukulele music...
    Making the boats.
    Using the boats. Often in conjunction with fish harassment.
    The reading of books. Preferably in the hammock under the persimmon trees.
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    Because you are the coolest guy ever... Peace, Robert
  2. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Don, Maybe. Maybe maybe. I hurt my foot pretty badly, which set everything in my life even further back this year. I'm just calling 2017 do over. Geez, it's more than half over, anyhow. Just now, I'm trying to get this dang boat done and wet. Every time I turn around lately it's some other new thing. Just now it's the trailer mods and fitting. Baby steps. Of course, is also been super busy this year with actual work and such, which is awesome. I may be able to swing a trip out to the Mess, but I'm still 50/50, best odds. However, next year already has some East Cost time in the budget, and all y'all are on the list, for sure! The whole reason, really, is wood boat friends. Peace, Robert
  3. Motor Canoe project

    This post, especially the bit about the proper way to paddle a canoe solo, made me love you even more than I did before, Chick, buddy. You are an exemplary small boat messer. Peace, Robert
  4. FreeB 12 CNC build

    I would not mess with that design at all. It is one of the nicest paddling little boats ever. I can't thank you enough, Jeff, for those plans. I wish I could still paddle like I used to, but I still take freeb out. Peace, Robert
  5. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Dang, thanks Don. I have been busy, busy, busy. Whew! Daughter is softball mania right now, and I've had loads of real work to do, which is nice, but annoying. But, I've been picking away at the oars. They are SUPER close. I keep weighing and scraping and fussing. The spar material is picked through, marked, and ready to cut and scarf. Most importantly, we are 92% ready for The Flip. Some more trailer mods (just putting boat supports in the right place) and we are ready for the permanent flip. It will be all muscles. She's still pretty light. Peace, Robert
  6. Texas 200

    I know. Dumb, huh? Really, though, unless it's a very, very, very special case, or someone has OBSCENE amounts of money to spend, I won't build another strip/glass canoe. Now, a strip PLANKED sailboat? Hmmm. Maybe.;) Just now I'm playing full sized garop Tetris trying to get the big dumb creamsicle turned over so I can deck her. Peace, Robert
  7. Texas 200

    Haha. I had. That's why you never say never. The real sick part? The rowboat is sheathed on the outside, and I did all the glassing alone, even. I've regained all my comfort and skills with the materials. Still. I ain't making no more canoes, I promise. I may make some more kayaks, but I can't paddle them very much anymore. Peace, Robert
  8. Texas 200

    That is a Michalak Robote the kids and I built for them. The best part is it took 8 days from panels to boat. Peace, Robert
  9. Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    The flip onto the trailer is imminent. I hope to have it done this week. Then, the inside and deck can be finished off! Yea! Peace, Robert
  10. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    I tend to wait until the epoxy is green, but cured, the "easy to cut" stage, then I use a (do I need to say SHARP?) chisel along the selvedges. The little bump/rolls slice right off, and are quite simple to fair in afterward. The sander sounds a treat, too. I absolutely second the filler feathered over the level change. I have also used plastic sheet as a sort of peel ply to smooth faired areas with a squeegee. It allows you to see where the fairing compound is being smoodged, and can leave a very smooth, fair surface. I used the method to attach the skeg on my orange boat. They were hearty fillets with glass over, and they came out smooth with minimal work after because I used fairing compound under plastic sheet to fair it all in. Peace, Robert
  11. What's next?

    Oh, I LIKE where this is heading. Exactly what you need Chick! Paul, Hands down my favorite of yours. It is perfect. I mean, to cram all that into that little space is true genius and art, Brother. Really. Excellent work! Peace, Robert
  12. WNY Vardo Launches

    Awesome! Peace, Robert
  13. Red Hot Compass Deal

    Why are you guys drawing circles on your boats? What? Ohhh...:) Hehe. Just kidding! Peace, Robert
  14. Texas 200

    Well, I missed everyone and everything. Grrr. I got in Saturday morning, and pitched my tent and went right to sleep. I did say "hi" to Graham though. Just hi, too. I was fresh in from a 27 hour nonstop drive, and just pitched my tent and fell asleep. He was gone when I woke up. That handsome, bearded fellow in the Homer Simpson shirt was me, eh.:) Carlita is nicer looking from ten feet away than on the web. Nobody was exaggerating the wind at all, either, gang. It blows down here. We didn't sail, though. Peace, Robert
  15. Motor Canoe project

    Chick, Sorry for the hijack, but here's a goofy little car top boat I built this week. Well, okay. It took 8 days. That thwart is moveable and removable. No stretchers yet, they will be installed to suit. Now, its rough as mud, and painted with porch and floor, except the rails. They have polyurethane! Eek! Anywho. Just wanted you all to know it ain't ALL guesswork on my part. Oh, you might can see the holes in the rails for the thole pins. She uses the same oars as the Frolic. Which is living up to the "twice as long" adage nicely, thank you. Peace, Robert Oh. I just can't paddle anymore, but I HAVE to get on the water, so I built a rowboat. What?