OOhhh! Isn’t this interesting? Well, don’t hold your breath… ’cause I don’t know anything about it. So don’t expect much out of this post, just click on some pics to enlarge.
Onward with some rambling. The first thing I did on my weekday off, I woke up. (Then I went downtown to look for a …. anyone remember this?). But I woke up at 4am soaking in my sweat. I had see a bunch of nightmares (probably from a big bowl of broccoli I ate at 10pm), but the one that stood out was that Zoot Allures had sunk… in the yard!!! W.T.F!!! Anyhoo, later on I went down to the yard and gasped! Something was totally different! After 5 seconds my heart jumped back down to where it’s supposed to be and I realized that all was good. That neighboring old rotting yacht which had been cramping my style was gone. WhooHoo!
Then Kostas and I went for a ride. We went by the machine shop to check out the progress on my tiller parts. Well, the progress was null! (s.o.b!). So then we went for a visit to see the dude who is helping Kostas out with his project. He has built his own boat, his first one. Well, it came out a bit small, approx. 5.5meters and weighs 3.5 tons. Hmmm, whatever, it still is a beaut!
I would luv to build one. Of course I’d start out making a stitch- and-glue sailing dinghy. Very straight forward design and simple. Looking at the designs for Kostas’ boat make my head spin! If I had the time, a.k.a. the money, it would be really cool to take an apprenticeship. But that ain’t gonna happen any time soon. Plus… I already have a boat 🙂 and can barely keep up with the minimal (comparatively) woodwork! So hanging out watching others do it shall suffice and I’m good with that. I remember a while back when I made my switch from mechanical engineering to audio engineering. I walked into a recording studio and said “now this is an office! Screw the drawing table and floppy clean-rooms!” Studios don’t seem sexy/appealing enough for me anymore. Getting my hands dirty and “bending it” like these dudes seems where it’s at! Of course I’d fag out with my first splinter but that’s just how I’m feeling right now. What can I say… I’m a boat bitch!
ps… can anyone tell I’m slacking at work right now?? Oops!
pss… that guys rudder is bigger that Zoot Allures! That’s what they call a “barn-door”!
psss and s….. I’m working all through this weekend so there won’t be much here for a while. D’oh!