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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. Action Tiger

    Capt Bones Core Sound 17 Mk 3 #14 Kit Build?

    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
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Probably a mast and sail up front would trim her right. Peace, Very Helpful
  3. Action Tiger

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    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.
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    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
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Oh. And, the model progresses. Peace, Robert
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    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.
  7. Action Tiger

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    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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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Sokay, Chick. I know you only put two on now so you don’t have to strip back when you add two more coats. Shoot, you might could even just add two coats ever now and again, and what with wear and all, never build up film thickness, AND never have to sand again. Which, my Buddy was over the other day and we were looking at the big orange ball and chain. He was simply amazed I did all that sanding by hand. He couldn’t believe it. I kinda can’t, either, but it weren’t hard, and didn’t (still doesn’t) seem special, except that it’s kinda dumb in this age of power sanders. Anyway, nothing on my boats is bright. I don’t like brightwork. Generally, not even my masts or oars, either. Made too much furniture and interior joinery gingerbread in houses and suchlike in my lifetime, I guess. It’s just not my style. I’m more a lighter cabin type. Or bright cabin. Somesuch like that. So? I don’t know. Felt like typing. Peace, Figment Of My Collective Imagination
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Wait. I thought he meant the voice in my head?! You mean there’s other people out there?! Peace, The Other Guy
  10. Action Tiger

    B&B Preps for Florence

    Damn, but I send all my love. To all y’all down there. We have fam lost all their stuff in Houston last year. Just stuff. Be safe. Everyone. Peace, Robert
  11. Action Tiger

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Chick, I ain’t updated my sailboat thread in a long time, and mostly because there is so little visible progress at the end. Work three hours and it all looks the same! Haha. Keep chipping, Buddy. I am. Peace, Old What’s His Name
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    I ever get down there to Drop Bear Island, I’m going to need to go walkabout and lap the whole darned place. I got friends in all three of the cities, see? :) Honestly, the highest concentration of international internet friends I have is in Australia. It’s wild. And, not one of them lives in the same place. Hahaha. Right now, we’re having optimal glassing weather. 90s (f) during the day, dropping to 60-70s (f) during the night. Right after dusk, when you can feel the temperature drop a bit, that it the perfect time to glass. Without a temperature controlled E.T. prison to glue up stuff in, anyway. Peace, Robert
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Drew, Things have been crazy. The fires are still wreaking havoc with the air, but only because of the Valley. It’s a big bowl where we live that everything blows/pours into. What really slowed me this summer was the record setting number of days above 100f, which were accompanied by lows in the high 70s low to mid 80s. Not optimal epoxy weather in my, as you well know, oast of a garop. I’m not sure there is a slow enough hardener made to work in 90f heat while glassing or fairing. Add some punt adventures, some skiffing, some general rock skipping and bird watching trips to the river, and a daughter becoming increasingly serious about softball, the summer blew by. Of course, my summer started with a lifelong friend’s Memorial Day suicide, then a few days later we lost one of the kid’s lifelong friends to gun violence. I rounded out the summer by losing another long time friend. Yes. Gun.... Also, Oldest Son and I embarked on two boat building projects (a wee pram for him and some models. He’s very into olde tyme ships and etc.), The tree house grew, and I started completely over on the pedal car. Seriously. The frame is outside against the garop. I saved the spindles, wheels, and steering wheel blank. Same aesthetic, just a more efficient avenue. New car will be unibody monocoque stitch and glue plywood with a sheathe of 4oz. The Frolic? Well, the foils are really almost done. I think I added the last batch of fairing epoxy gloop to them the other day. I’ll sand in a few days and know for sure. I am cutting off the top of the mainmast and scarphing on a new one, as I decided to NOT use a sheave in a slot. Oh, and sailmaker buddy has begun acquiring materials. She is getting wet this year. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you this summer. Would I could travel down there. One day, eh? Peace, Robert
  14. Action Tiger

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    You guys know my MIL’s name is Sandy? Seriously. I been sanding, too. Peace, Robert
  15. Action Tiger

    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    What the heck was I doing? Peace, Robert

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