Meanwhile… in May…

Time for a Zoot Allures update.

We’ll, for starters, I guess ya’ll have figured it out that ol’ Zoot is staying high and dry this season. I just didn’t have the time and the energy to prepare her plus family reasons are keeping me from sailing afar.

But I have been keeping up with maintainance as much as possible. Eg…. I’m fixing up the cockpit combing windows. Over many years water has destroyed the sandwiched balsa and they need love. So I removed as much rot as I could and filled them with thickened epoxy and some 6mm plywood where nessasary. And I also made new window panes for looks. I’ve painted them with a couple of coats of epoxy and shall install them after the vacation.

And speaking of vacation… I left Athens yesterday for Boston for 12 days. My connecting flight in Montreal got canceled so I spent the night there and today (instead of waiting 3 days for my new flight) I changed my flight, took a local flight to Toronto, then a bus and train to the international airport and am awaiting at my Toronto gate for Boston which is already delayed.

What else to do than write a post.

So stay tuned and say oohmmm.

Capt Pete

Ps… Don’t do what I did like quiting smoking on such a traveling endeavor!

Pss this has been written on a phone… cantcha tell….?

Pass… my ass hurts!

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Meanwhile…. in April…!

….as in …before Easter. (Catching up isn’t my forte here).

The Launch!

After about a month(!) of the poor little CLC Nesting Pram sleeping and bonding next to Zoot Allures, we finally got a chance to launch the freakin’ thing.

Armed with a bottle of Prosecco and friends we got it down to a small port, cracked open the bottle, poured some on the pram, some for Possidon, more for us, and got it wet.

Badabim badaboom. Not much to write here. I went out for a little spin and so did the others

Time was tight so we rapped her up and tucked her away beside Zoot Allures….. and it hasn’t been touched since!! How lame is that. But one thing for sure….. it’s come a long way since it was bare bones sheets of wood.

And on that note……

Stay tuned, keep on truckin’

Capt Pete

ps… the rig is coming along…..

pss…. WordPress is getting worse and worser when it comes to formatting a simple page layout with text and pictures. I missed the opportunity to chew their butts off when the had a dumb fanfare conference here.

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Meanwhile…. in March…

Hello. Anybody home…?

I ain’t… I’m at work, up at 5am and it’s freakin’ Sunday! But I do try to watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and he’s got a “meanwhile” segment and I thought I’d give it a shot. So….

Meanwhile…. The CLC nesting pram is done! The last touches where pretty-ing up the flotation under the seats.

Also I glued an elastic flange on one of the mating surfaces so they don’t bang too much during assembly and to maybe keep more water out.

And one that note, it is done finished and most importantly… time to get out of my bedroom!!!!

By now (then) it was mid March. With the help of my buddie pal, pal buddie Percules and Alexandra we got it down five flights and got er up on my car which with the help of Possidon got parked across the street.

And in short order by 2 beloveds were united!

Awwwww…. how sweet! There was no time for launching that day so that pretty much raps this saga up. Time for the sailing rig.

Stay tuned for more …meeeeeeeanwhile(s)!

ps… it is so great getting that boat out of the house!! It took forever to clean out the dust and I went full-out and empty-ed the bookshelf and got it on top of my old table. THAT was a project on its own….when was the last time YOU took everything down off your bookshelf ???

still a mess, a work in progress

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