Ding! fries are done

It was a beautiful day, 28c, no wind, full sun, and a great day to get upside down in the engine bay. Spend some quality time with the little Westerbeke, suck out the old bones and put in a nice fresh pail of Rotella-T. The reward was a very happy little engine, much quieter than…

Tow Jam Football

Trailers are boring. They’re all about geometry (boring) angles, support, stress, axle spacing, loading, bearing size, brakes, paint, paint and more paint, lights, breakaway boxes and a ton of other boring things. Boring IF you get it right. Get it wrong, and it’s anything but boring, and usually arrives as a surprise, and usually at…

That’s knot funny

How many times have we been to Fish on 5th, raved about the food, and were too consumed by the food to think about documenting the place. Well, Ronnie did. Thanks. Thanks a lot. Now I’m hungry. If you’re in Sidney BC, you should go. Or don’t go, then you won’t know what you’ve missed.…

Nothing to report

Lots of little projects. Somebody forgot to attach the raw water inlet hose this spring before trying to sink the boat at launch. It was, to say the least, disturbing that water was coming in at the rate it was, 10 seconds off the trailer. That episode was not quite as disturbing as the ball…

Water everywhere

Who says you can’t trailer launch a Catalina 270, and do it eloquently.  The doily wheel was re-designed, the aluminum pushbar worked freakin great, and the whole deal came together like it was designed by somebody who actually -knew- what they were doing, not a couple of guys who wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Stretch Armstrong

  Finally we get some weather worthy of getting the boats prepped. (The fact that it’s snowing outside right now, notwithstanding) The weekend offered up the opportunity to do the next step of the top-down furler project; raise the anti-torsion cable and determine it’s length so the bottom end could get stitched together. There has…

Walking on water

Feb 14, 2015. Valentines day bloomed a beautiful 0 degrees c here in the frozen north, and having a nice shiny Blade drone, and a 4k GoPro4 camera with a gimbal, we packed a handful of batteries and went to the lake. It was sunny and almost no wind, perfect for cruising around, and just…