This is smaller than my boat and weighs much, much less. For those who want a little getaway place out in the wilderness here you go. A time away from the boat and if not then this will give you some ideas for others perhaps.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
I checked the rain gauge and we received 0.76 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. Today, we have leaden skies and solid overcast with little wind. The trees are colorful now and just beyond peak season. Lots of leaves came down with the rain and wind of yesterday. Soon we will be picking them up with the leaf vacuum and depositing them near the lakeshore where the leatherback turtles seem to enjoy them. Actually, several water creatures seem to use them for a home over the winter.
Little Yellow is still up at the canvas shop and I have to go check on her today to see how long it will take to finish the new enclosed boom tent that we are having made: Should be pretty sweet when finished.
Besides s/v Delos we have started to Patreon sponsor yet another aspiring and industrious young couple, MJ Sailing, who are rebuilding their 37' aluminum sailboat getting her ready for an Arctic passage. The first episode link is here https://youtu.be/q5FDDbpDfBY. We will enjoy watching them grow in the video production element and the progress of their boat.
Ok, I need to get something done today: Moore later.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
I am now reading "Scatter, Adapt and Survive" by Annalee Newitz. I am viewing this book as sort of a fictional opinion by an accomplished writer. The reviews were sort of tough on her since the reviewers think she was writing from a scientific point of view.
There are some good points to be made in the book so far but my personal opinion is that Homo Sapien will not survive the coming 6th Mass Extinction. However, we are a cleaver lot and there are a lot of us so maybe there will be a pocket or two of survivors.
I think those who do survive will be sailors of exceptional skills and luck with well equiped boats of 30 to 40 feet length and that can be safely handled by one person but with two people on board. Larger vessels will require too much technology to keep in shape by small but relatively unskilled crews.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
LY is a nice little sailboat for a nice little lake and is a good trainer as she overpowers easily and you had better be on your toes in variable wind conditions. She will make headway in a breeze so light that you can hardly feel it but I think the best wind is 5-10 mph. I re-rigged her to allow boom reefing by rolling up the sail. The jib is a little too small at 90% so tacking through can be iffy at low forward speed. Like I said - a good trainer.
LY is now at the canvas shop getting a tent cover made, fitted and installed. I will so enjoy not having to go down after each rain to bail her out. I had the tent made closed at both ends so if we get caught out on some of the bigger lakes up North then we could be out of the elements for the over night stay. The cockpit padding is such that it would be a long night for us olddies.
We are starting to think of southerly waters but still have a lot to do here in non-nautical areas: Cutting trees, splitting wood and the Fall leaves that always seem to drop about mid November or earlier. Cheers.