Friday, January 9, 2009
Yup, the lovely pink background that frames out the picture at the top of this page is gone! Oh, and you thought that boat was afloat... Sneaky camera angles. (Grin!)
Disappeared... Well, after a few days of listening to a back hoe running and making waves. Who would have thought a back hoe could be used as a wave generator? Its interesting measuring a boat that doesn't rock to any rhythm. More random than the local rock radio station! (Which is saying something...)
Besides the scrap pile, the view isn't all that bad! There are a lot worse things to be doing than fixing up old boats.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Well we've been having some insane tidal shifts, and that coupled with a sustained 20 knot breeze, blew all the water out of the cut. Asteki was left sitting high and dry. An unplanned careening... of sorts. Generally when the keel is showing, and she's heeled over... there is a sail up.
It would have been a good time to clean out some through hull fittings, and swap the hose to the sink... if Dinky was painted and ready for the water... Oh yeah, and had some oarlocks. Grin!
The next night, I was on board working... when she touched bottom. 6 feet off the dock, and 6 feet down... luckily I was only captive for two hours huddled beside my little electric heater. Brrr!
As you can see Pylasteki's name had to be shortened slightly when I installed the outboard bracket while floating in Coinjock, NC. So... while still called Pylasteki, her stern reads Asteki. Sigh... another thing on the list.