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Archive for May, 2007
6-13-07 update: it is a Goliath Tiger Fish from the Congo River
Miss Dominican Republic’s coral-reef-dolphin-mermaid themed costume from the Miss Universe pageant.
We have made some progress now on the Ulua. Today marks one month and one day on the project clock, and this is the 101st post to the blog. It’s been great fun!
Appropriate listening on the iPod while building.
Char and Avery provide refreshments.
Completed main rail of strong back. Next step: building the legs, setting up and leveling and measuring the runout to see how we really did. Then, fab the cleats, mold extensions, the molds themselves, mold setup, the stems…
The shape of things to come. Bead-and-cove cedar strips from BC Wood Strips, ready for shipping in the long cardboard tube. They should be here in a week or so.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (RT link) grossed $126.5M on 4362 screens last weekend, which must certainly be a record for a pirate movie. What did you think of it?
In 1963′s James Bond movie From Russia with Love (imdb link), there is a little throwaway scene featuring punting, presumably on the Thames. The scene opens with a chap and his girl gliding by, remarking on what a great sport it is…