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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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  1. Thanks, Ken. You make me laugh. Here's the next step. A little slimming and shaping. These are an experiment I'm trying because I've made several paddles the same way, and they all worked well. We shall see what we shall see. Now, where did I put that wood eraser? Peace, Robert
  2. Just so. Also why you hand joint boards back to back. Any anomalies match. Peace, Robert
  3. I'm drawing a blank, what oar these supposed to be again? Peace, Robert
  4. I always understood the Third Coast to be the Gulf Coast, being as it is a fairly long, uninterrupted stretch of land abutting a gulf. I am often wrong. Peace, Robert
  5. Oh, no coastal cruising out here, no. This is aimed at the Bay and Delta. Especially getting "lost" up in the Delta. And occasional forays to lakes for sailing and camping. I do plan to do some coasting along the Third Coast, one day. Probably around 200 miles worth. There have been rumblings concerning a keelboat being built, though, just for cruising our coastline. I'm thinking I might need a snug little yawl, and I recently acquired some plans for a doozy... Peace, Robert
  6. Lovely picture! Peace, Robert
  7. These sticks will pop out the holes in the coaming and make bubbles in the water when the sails get empty. I am trying something here. In an effort to equalize tension and "feel" of the laminated oars, I'm using an equal number of parts cut from each of two boards. This is either brilliant, or idiotic. Spar stock is being scarfed and layed out, too. And the foils, Take Two. I'll get a few pics of the leeboard after I finish this business. Think it looks pretty good. Peace, Robert
  8. Team creamsicle. Just primer. The real color is creamier. Whee! Peace, Robert
  9. Haha. Both! I have been hit so hard by life during this build. For me, though, the whole shebang is the hobby. The building time is as therapeutic to me as the drifting, erm sailing, time. I have missed every artificial deadline I've made already, so at this point I don't care. She looks nice, and I'll have a long while to enjoy her while I build the others. I hope.., Peace, Robert
  10. Hey, Presto! This is 4oz glass. The edges will be covered by the fillets that will go around the edges. This is for the house sides and coamings. Two more coats of paint to go on the hull, then once cured, she can be flipped and finished off. This is getting serious, now. Oh, the white in the upper right of the glass picture is glare. I swear. Peace, Robert
  11. Oh, man, Chick. You are just my type of guy. This is funny.:) I just CANNOT wait to meet youse guys in person. Stupid enormously wide country. I wish we lived in a long skinny one, sometimes. Of course, my luck is I'd live South and y'all would live North. One day, we'll get the campfire on, and let the bad jokes fly! Me and Don will accompany on uke and banjo. Peace, Robert
  12. If you feel like splurging, spring for the Porch and Floor paint. It's generally a bit more durable than wall paint (just my experience). It's what's on my shiny orange boat... Post pictures of the painted boat, eh. Peace, Robert
  13. Thanks, Don. Gosh, this has been a project beset by "life".:) For example, it's pouring rain. Again. Which is fine, really, unless,you want to paint your boat. I'm ready for the next few coats, but not the weather. Ah well. That's not even counting the real events that have prevented me from having as much time on the boat as I'd like. I need to retire. It is getting warm, despite the rain, so I can glass some, anyway. I'm getting close, but no way are we making the mess. Dang it! I've been working hard on my uke, too, so we could campfire. I will make a much more concerted effort next year to get over there. I'm scared I might like it so well I want to stay, though. Well, I'll go out and sail my canoe that weekend, at least. Simpatico sailing. Peace, Robert
  14. Hehe. I wanted yellow, but SHE picked this orange. I am pretty excited to be halfway done with the outside. I'm going to put some 4 oz glass on the cabin sides and coamings while the hull paint dries. I will stick them down with some plastic sheet cum peel ply on them so I won't have to sand and fair like mad. The little fiddly narrow bits aft on the coaming might be a bit tricky.:) I really am going to put on 4 more thin coats of paint before I flip her. The drying time is the limiting factor, now. Two weeks, maybe three until I can flip her. I'll finish the spars, foils (almost ready to glass), oars, and pump while I wait for the paint. Getting closer... Whee! Peace, Robert
  15. Orange ya glad I didn't say I'm still fairing? Two down, probably four to go. Lotta red in this orange. Peace, Robert