Meanwhile… Last year….!!

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,

Capt Pete

ps… Stay safe!! This pandemic is far from over!

pss……… Airport bookstore…I’ll pass.

sdr

pssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss…… poor old Zoot Allures

About Sailing Zoot Allures

A demoralized mechanical engineer/ bass player/ sound engineer/editor seeks Freedom
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4 Responses to Meanwhile… Last year….!!

  1. Steve & Lulu says:

    Glad to hear you’re still alive and kickin’, Cap’n. So far, 2020 isn’t shaping up to be one of my favorite years. I can only imagine what a bummer it is for folks whose dreams were, at the very least, interrupted by this stupid virus. Now that Lulu and I are off the water and safely tucked away in our little SE Arizona bubble, it hasn’t really affected our lives much, except in superficial ways, like our favorite bar(s) being closed. Hang in there and stay healthy. BTW, the pram looks GREAT! Amazing that you did it all in an apartment. -Steve & Lulu

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    • Hey guys! Great to hear from y’all.
      Yeah, the virus has been a burden, Scary even. We got off quite well but it was (and still is) rather concerning when we’re taking care of ol’ Mom.
      Dang! you guys are in the news down in Arizona. Be careful. It’s a nasty thing! And the Orangutan in office has put you all on the shit list. Yeeeesh!

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  2. You definitively look very much alive in the plane being harassed by screaming children. To think of it, I haven’t written a post either in one year!
    It’s a calamitous situation, but Greece has been a champion in warding off the Cerveja Virus, way much better than Portugal.
    Good old Zoot Allures may be on the hard, but the pram is just begging to go for a quiet sail around the bay. Hang in there, the storm will pass and life will flourish again.

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    • Horacio! Howaya doin’, man? I’ve been missing the naked boat!
      We got scared early due to Italy being so close. We closed early and lucked out. But now we’ve opened up and cases are flying in and I’m not too optimistic.
      The pram is fun and I should/shall do more sharing.
      Get on your boat and have a great safe summer!
      … And that was just one baby, a hellava baby! It wouldn’t stop?!! 45min+!

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