Sorry I haven’t been around much recently… yet again life intrudes in the best laid plans. Regretfully, our family has been dealing with the illness and apparent imminent death of a close relative, so I may yet be on and off a bit.
Did manage to go clean up a bit and look over the boat this afternoon. Noticed one worrisome thing… the roof is sagging.
The area near the front and the rear of the cabin where the front and rear walls, the head and the "kitchen bulkhead" are available to provide some support, its fine, but in the center of the longer span of the cabin, its sagging.
I believe the side walls are pushing out slightly allowing the roof curve to droop.
I jacked it up to get it back "in shape" so it will better repel the ever-present rain we are getting… I’ll have to think and look further on if there is some remediation I need to do. A simple cross-joist attached to the side cabin verticals with the appropriate curve seems easy enough and should work.
Time = 30 minutes
Not exactly boatbuilding, but surfing is definitely a popular part of watersports… check out this blog specializing in surfing artwork. Interesting combination.
I really like this… go to the page and vote for it if you want them to produce them 🙂
I haven’t used it personally, but looks to be a very nice design for the ever-present of getting gear to and from the boat (and then storing the gear carrying device). Unclutterer had a blurb about it and the comments by various people who had used it were quite positive.
Are we still going to have an Intracoastal Waterway in a few years? Capt. Art Pine looks into some of the current conditions, how it got that way, and where we go from here.
Well, kind of a slow news day, sorry about that… but I wanted to acknowledge that the Craft A Craft site has been up and running for 4 years as of today.
Quite a few posts under the bridge! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoy doing it.
Trying to remember the difference between a two-stroke and a four-stroke engine? Trying to find how a Stirling engine runs? Check out this site.
Lots of well made, simple animated drawings (with a valuable speed control) and detailed explanations will answer all sorts of questions.
DIY Boat Owner has a review of this Bheestie Bag "dry out your electronics" solution… sounds like just the thing for a boat owner. I’ve killed a pager due to water (and the next day dropped my cell phone in a lake, but that was unrecoverable).
Recently I’ve had people suggest: 1) a bowl of rice – put the device in a bowl of rice or, 2) bake on low (trick is keeping the temperature low enough to not damage the device). This commercial product might be a reasonable alternative. Read the article for their rating.
Ms. Watson, a 16-year old, has completed a round the world solo cruise.
I know its been a dream of mine over and over again. After working on my own build, I can only imagine how much work it would be, but just think of it!
Mad Marinerâ„¢ magazine has a good article today by Alan R. Hugenot who has been personally involved in restoring a 100′ WWII tug.