Monday, September 27, 2010

Just got home

This time we didn't take a boat.
   We hadn't realy figured on going to Yosemite.
 We camped at Big Trees .

Saturday, July 17, 2010


This  was us yesterday at the Russian River. Tammy is not much of a water dog She does like the boat
Rae didn't get as burnt as I did. I do believe a person can be too white. 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another day

Just wanted to share a picture we took from the Adella -Mae yesterday

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Grace Quan

Just a note about the picture in the blog title.
This is a picture I took at China Camp on SF bay . The boat is "Grace Quan " .

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Well.. Nothing to report. I did take old paint off A-M . I decided to repair a spot on the chin log. I used Epoxy, very carefully. Now my eyes are swollen and angry again. Time for another brake from boat repair... %^$#@

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Got it wet

Spring---. I took the skiff ( Adella-Mae) out today. Launched it from Sausolito. Tide was a bit low and I had to carry it over some slime. I put the oars in the oak locks sat down and rowed. Like seeing an old friend it felt great.
We desided that she deserves some work. Clean it up and a coat of paint. I had not used certain muscles and I will probably understand better which muscles tommorow morning

Monday, April 12, 2010

Off again

Well I have had nothing much to blog about. Due to a bad reaction to the epoxy I look like I went 1 round with George Forman. I would let it heal then do another portion of the seams or gunwale. then rest it again.
The weather is on again off again.. Happy Birthday Ma.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Slow progress

SM is making progress . As you can see there is little room in the shop. The boat is on sawhorses which are resting on 2 dollies. This way I can "scoot it around to get to different tools. I filled in some gaps and sanded. and sanded. The budget for this venture is challenging. $0. Next is the skeg and molding.

Rae and I are going to be taking the skiff out as soon as possible. Rowing up the Russian river and out to Angel Island in SF Bay. That is 2 seperate trips for you non locals.

After 4 years it is time to name the Blue boat , we desided on The "Adella Mae " . Our mothers would hate it.

The weather is warming .

Friday, February 5, 2010


To the right see a homemade forsed air respirator. A MacGyver sort. that I am thinking of duplicating.
 After opening a container of Polyester resin in my small shop the need for such a device became very evident. A link for the thing is Forced-Air

Friday, January 22, 2010

More on "Sea Midge"

The reason I brought SM up is that I had the occation to bring her back down to the Bay area.
 The boat is in my small shop and staying dry. I can now see what a rough job I made of it last winter.
There are large gaps at the chine and I do need to cover the ends. A keel and skeg need machining.
Most of the screws need recessing..

SM on the "water" last year

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Sea Midge

 Last year I spent 4 months up in Sequim Washington.
  I was up there to help with my mom. The 91 year old dear had a couple bad falls and complications from knee surgery.
  It was one of the stormingist winters that they had had in 20 years.
   While I shared the comfort of her house I desided to start a new boat. I searched on line and decided on  "The Sea Midge"

Using hand tools and bad judgement I look back at this as a learning experience