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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.
    Apparently, now, this forum...

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  1. How can I update my boat build knowing he won’t comment? I miss that dude. Peace, Robert
  2. Chick, You didn’t buy the COMPLETE kit. Peace, Robert
  3. That coupon is definitely cheating! Just promise to make them wear respirators the whole time that way we know it’s really them in the pictures. Hehe. Have a great weekend! Peace, Robert
  4. Chick, I think you know some of the traumatic experience we had this summer. I’ve Selena a goodly bit of time with the kids. I’ve neglected a lot, this summer, including new friends. From far away lands. Ahem. Which, I intend to rectify as my head space improves. For those what don’t know, ah. I lost a lifelong friend to suicide. He also happened to be the husband of my wife’s best friend, and the kid’s godfather. Oof. Days later, our oldest two kid’s friend was murdered in a botched robbery. Someone wanted his phone, and shot him when he ran. This all happened just around when I wrecked my back. Again. I spent more than a week flat. Missed my one chance to boat for days at a time. But, I’ve been plugging away at stuff as much as I can. My winter project this year was hammocks and stoves. I sponsor “urban campers” as much as possible, as I wast one for some time. This year the care package is a hammock with bug net and rain fly (these things pitch anywhere, and can double as a bivy style tent) an alcohol stove (that will burn as low as 80 prooof), a mess kit, toiletries, a some food. And, I’ve been making gifting day gifts. And designing a proa for Youngest Son, who wants a “back and forth boat”. Peace, Robert Wand box... Can stove... Hammock... Fire! Asymmetrical double ender!
  5. It’s a combination. Fall sucked the life out of me. I had other projects, too much work, and WAY too much softball this fall. I’m down to fussing over and fitting the foils to the boat. Getting the pivot bolts through and dealies hung and all. I just received some bits and some gloop and cloth, so the last few jobs I need to check off can be. Then I need to rig her. Which, ain’t all that much, but it’s a lot of fussing and sorting stuff. Meh. These are the times when you learn if you like this, or not. When the first burn of passion fades, and the grinding reality of this ridiculous project looms before you. Me? I love it. Tons of work to do means I have a purpose, yet. Apologies for not having more going on, and for not having reached out, either. Just fumbling in circles, as usual. Peace, Robert
  6. Oh, sure. Unil that day you’re sailing around, having a blast, and then you see the OTHER Two Paw. Race on! Peace, Robert
  7. Hehehe. Boy, don’t you be right?! And, I know we’re cut from the same cloth, because I made the SAME joke. For the same reason. It’s just a wee little time waster for small waters, as we have a ton of ponds around here we have access to. I mean, if you’re on a 5 acre pond, how fast you need to go? Haha. Just yonder, “anchor”, sleep for the night and wake up on the water... Shoot, maybe even sail, if my Number One Boat Tester Knows his stuff. Which he does. Peace, Robert P.S. Sorry, Amos. :)
  8. Talent? You are confused. My crazy gibberish only reads like creativity. I ain’t funning! Haha. Actually, thanks for the kind words. I been busy building a Christmas present. Peace, Robert
  9. Shoot. You get three days AND colored leaves? What’s fall, anyway? Here, it has changed from hot and dry to cool and damp. Our traditional 3-1/2 hour transition. “What happened?” ”Season changed. Get a long sleeve...” Peace, Two Seasons
  10. Probably a mast and sail up front would trim her right. Peace, Very Helpful
  11. Chick, I’m just glad flybridge was close to something real. Haha. Anyway, forget all that. What you REALLY need is a big old long platform type sprit device off the bow, like a swordfishing boat. Of course it will be hinged, like a drawbridge, or riverboat planks. Then, while the Boss steers and sips tea, you can eke out on the very end of your suspended walkway, way up yonder, in the finest turkling habitat, far from the spooky shadow of the boat proper, and gently spoon Mr. Turk Leton into his own new little ChicKingdom, created just for the pure joy of turkles everywhere. Why, that’s macho AND sensitive, eh? Wait, were you after PRACTICAL?! Oh. Stripe’s about all I got, then. Peace, Dr. Smartlee Thinkerton III, Esq.
  12. Yes, yes. A big old pudding up front, on his whiskery chin. Also, either a flybridge or huge outriggers will add that macho touch, eh? A stripe below the sheer line, like a cove stripe, maybe with a little half arrow at the bow, in a dark color. Just to give a little pop. Also, consider shark teeth on the bow and/or painted flames/skulls. What? Is this a POWER boat, or not? Hahaha. I hope you have a great time, Chick. Peace, Robert
  13. Okay. Nothing real is really happening. Just endless fairing of foil surfaces. I wait until the gloop is cured well before sanding, anymore, so putting three coats of fair g gloop on and sanding it can take a month, easily. Most of the boat is fairly smooth and, well, fair, but the foils are getting extra attention. Whether this becomes my favorite boat forever or just passes through, I want Her to sail as well as possible, and sails and foils are the two biggest factors. Which reminds me. I cut this snazzy slot in the masthead to take a sheave, somthe halyard for the lug would run just so. It was rather a slick setup, I must admit. Until I dropped the mast out of the rack it’s stored on, and broke the tip. Well, it’s just cracked on one side of the slot, but... So, I glued up a 3’ long piece of pine to replace the tip, and I keep trying to muster the courage to cut off the old piece. Hehe. Yes, Virginia, pine. This pine has “Bible leaf” grain, and it’s dry, dry, dry, so it’ll flex enough, but it’s plenty stiff, and very light. Anyhow. Peace, Robert P.S. I included a shot of a sprit end, just so youse know I do actually do stuff, sometimes.
  14. So? All we really care about is what you’re going to build next! 😁 I am so happy for youse all. And, not a little jealous of that sailing ground. Enjoy, Amos, and keep us up to date. Peace, Robert
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