Tuesday, March 15, 2016

a spring break of sorts...

Badtux making a good point, some early 1930's deja vu, and looks like brown shirts are going to be a growth industry...

I'm going to be taking a break from Boat Bits for a bit.

Look for Boat Bits to return come May Day.

Listening to Monsieur Periné

So it goes...

My hero...




Need I say more?

Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy

Scary, things getting fugly, and in the "revolving door payoff" department...

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day!  

Listening to "American Beauty" in covers

So it goes...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Some "Spray" photos...

An astute observation, proof positive of some sort or other, and Keith Emerson is no longer with us...

Some photos you might want to check out.

Listening to The Lone Bellow

So it goes...

Friday, March 11, 2016

USCG attaboy...

In the "my heart bleeds" department, stuff we need to remember, and something sure smells like political skulduggery in America's Paradise,...

The other day we realized that it was about time to update our boat documentation. We checked our papers and, of course, it was set to run out the next day...

So, a hop online to reup our boat documentation and pay the $26 fee. Simple, painless, and hassle-free.

Less than a week later our new documentation was sitting in our PO box courtesy of the excellent USPS.

Like I said, simple, painless, and hassle-free. Just like every time we've done it on a variety of boats for the last forty years in a number of countries.

That said, there still seems to be a lot of people who keep saying it takes months, that the process is over-complicated, and prone to all sorts of FUBAR clusterfuck but our collective experience is they do a 100% great job.

Then again, we are able to follow very simple instructions, can fill out a simple form, know our address, remember to put stamps on our mail, and can spell our name... Might there be a connection?

Just saying.

Listening to the WACO Brothers

So it goes...





Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Go fast porn...

Something from the need to know files, a page you might want to bookmark,  this stuff just makes me all kinds of nervous, and George Martin RIP...


Phaedo³, St Maarten Heineken Regatta, 2016 from Ocean Images on Vimeo.

Listening to Ally Venable

So it goes...

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Some bamboo goodness...

An interview you need to check out, depressing news from a place I once called home, and in the "just how low can the bar go" department...




Listening to Fly My Pretties

So it goes...

Saturday, March 05, 2016

A project I'm following...

A bit of interesting reading, some possibly needful advice, and if it quacks like a duck...

A boat build you may want to follow or support.



Listening to Pat McGee

So it goes...