….the sound of the last calendar day of the year…kinda like what you hear opening a can of soda, beer or whoopass! And speaking of…. I decided to “get one in there” and post my 200th…. and the bottles go POP!

DSC_0518Work was grullish but I get time off for working weekends (not much Zoot Allures time at all) and head on down to the farm with family for some R&R.


DSC_0515But before I did manage to buy the plywood for my new dinghy project and get it up 5 floors to my pad. I used this guys trick and hauled 2 sheets of 6mm, 1 10mm, 1/2 12mm and 1/2 18mm.  Thank you sooo much Luis!!

Back after Christmas,  I’ve been drawing out the plans on the plywood.


The first sheet was the 10mm which was also the most complicated one.


I got it out on the balcony  and roughly cut it into smaller pieces to fit in my car (the neighbors were not pleased), and yesterday I jigsawed them out in about 3 hours by ol’ Zoot’s side. And by last night I was done drawing out the rest back home. Jazz and whiskey are my friends!

And speaking of friends, my dear friends, have a happy and healthy new year! And if you want to build a dinghy like me…. by the freakin’ kit!

Stay tuned,

Capt Pete

ps… I still have to cut the other pieces to smaller car fitting sizes. But the neighborhood is really quiet due to the holidays. There is a lot of cutting/sawing to go and I can’t do it all here in the city.

pss… did you know a sheet of plywood is 2.5 by 1.25 meters?! Can you imagine how it is moving them around in a small city apartment????

About Sailing Zoot Allures

A demoralized mechanical engineer/ bass player/ sound engineer/editor seeks Freedom
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6 Responses to Fzzz..!

  1. Make sure the dinghy fits through the apartment door!!!
    Happy New Year.


  2. sryoder says:

    After seeing where you have to work, I will never again complain about the size of my “shop” which is just a one-car carport since we moved to Arizona. But, at least it’s on ground level, outside, and the neighbors don’t complain about the noise (at least not to me). Good luck on the dinghy build and have a great New Year.


    • Ground floor!….that’s the livin’! And outside in Arizona=warm! It’s a chilly over here and the epoxy would take forever to dry. I plan to sand out on the balcony but that means hauling the sucker from my bedroom (bed’s in the livingroom), through the livingroom and outdoors! The thought of it hurts already!


  3. Matt says:

    Looks like a great project!


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