Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Hybrid engine!

I'm developing a new concept in marine engines, this baby is going to run on pomegranate juice.  I'm going to apply for a patent tomorrow.

Monday, November 16, 2009

have camera phone, will take pictures

My camera broke but realised the camera phone sometimes can take an adequate picture, so here's one that barely shows how the cockpit trim (a thin piece of wood wrapped around the inner "lip" of the inside deck) is completed! Wow, you must be as excited about it as i am!....another milestone on the journey.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Something goes wrong again!

My frickin' digital camera broke when I was in key west.  Asking the question why me? Why my camera? How am I going to do the Pain in the butt boats blog now?....without a camera I am totally screwed!....Then I thought of something, hey! I know how to draw reasonably well don't I?  I don need no stinkin' camera, I'll just sketch 'em out instead! here's the first one where the trim on the inner cockpit is being glued and held on using clamps in case my drawing isn't good enough for you to recognise them.  One thing about boatbuilding is you can never have enough clamps.

Monday, November 9, 2009

no progress zone

Yes, there's been no progress on the boat(s) for quite awhile - 2 weeks in key west, then a root canal, then a court hearing, then add in what it takes just to live in the city and you add it up and that means no progress!

I did manage to squeek out a sketch though. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

back from Key West

Here's a typical scene on a typical day on Duval St.  I hated to say good bye to all my new perverted friends but a guy just has to get back to the hum drum regular life in Santa Cruz especially since that's where I live and that's where I keep my pain in the butt boats!