Hello people. Indeed it’s true… I’m not dead! Zoot Allures sort of is and the dream is hanging on a thread. But I’m still here and poor old Zoot is waiting patiently for circumstances to take a different turn. Not much has happened in the last year. Just a pandemic and and a lot of work before that. I guess it’s time to throw up a bunch of pictures and brief on where I’d left off.
So…last summer I took a quick trip back to Boston . Getting there was a bit of a nightmare!
The connecting flight got cancelled in Montreal. The above video lasted over 45 minutes after the plane left the gate. The next day I took a local plane to Toronto, then a bus, then a train, than another plane and eventually got to Boston the following evening. Events there were hanging and meeting up with some old friends. Marc took me in at his amazing home way out in western Mass.
And also a reunion with a bunch dudes, mostly Berklee music students we used to work together parking cars at Avis on “Waist”land Avenue.
Thanks to Rob there were way to many lobsters and clams. Unfortunately a heat wave and time restrictions left me wanting/needing more. It was quite a trip! Oh yes… I also went visited old friends in Lowell coinciding with the Lowell Folk Festival. Not much boat stuff but I did catch a glimpse of a schooner in Boston Harbor on my way out.
Back home… I spent the rest of the summer at the farm house in Nafplio. I took Zoot Allures’ sails down with me to give them some TLC and also got a Speedy Stitcher… a great little tool and a must have for any sailor! Lots of house work had to be done, it’s a farm house, but there was also time for other projects.
Aaaand finally... before all of that happened, I finished the CLC Eastport Pram project!
So as you can see I’ve managed to keep myself busy. This whole winter has been a drag. But I’ve been doing a ton of research on electric motors and prismatic Lifepo4 batteries. Maybe my next post will be about that. The old Perkins is dead….again. I cant turn it over, even by hand. I think the starter is stuck in the flywheel…. depressing!
And so, as always…
Stay tuned… and don’t hold your breath,
ps… Stay safe!! This pandemic is far from over!
pss……… Airport bookstore…I’ll pass.
pssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss…… poor old Zoot Allures