Archive for May, 2007

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One of those days

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Really scary fish from the Congo

I think I’ll wear my titanium-Kevlar trunks if I ever go swimming there.

6-13-07 update:  it is a Goliath Tiger Fish from the Congo River

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I don’t even own an iron.

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Great costume

Miss Dominican Republic’s coral-reef-dolphin-mermaid themed costume from the Miss Universe pageant.
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Today’s mermaids

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The Rhine Maidens by Arthur Rackham.  Can you see what they are reaching for?

Fish of the week: Mckenzie river trout

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This pretty boy brought to you by Westfly via Moldy Chum.

Ulua progress @ 1 month + 1 day: 101st post to blog

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!

Laying out the plywood to cut planks for the strongback.  This was after we realized there was no way we could use the table saw for this.
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Appropriate listening on the iPod while building.
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INVISIBLE  TOOLZ!
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Captain Blood monitors progress from the rafters.
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Char and Avery provide refreshments.
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Self portrait, MySpace style, with Norseboat centerboard.
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Boat building with wahine power.
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Dry fitting the strongback parts.
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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…
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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.
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Have you seen PotC3?

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?

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Well, the shirt says ‘yachting’, and the boots do look waterproof.  But still.
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Today’s mermaid: Anna Nicole Smith

The late star looking buoyant.
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Boats in Film (2)
From Russia with Love

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…
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…and then pans to the bank to show Agent 007 making out with a girl who has nothing to do with the plot whatsoever.  There is simply nothing like messing about in boats, as Ratty says! 
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How to row


Going to a wedding today, BRB

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Today’s mermaid

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