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#love #snapping #cables.. especially when the activity that caused the snap was a slide along pavement caused by a runoff grate in a #parkade…

the last couple days, however, have reminded me how much i LOVE cycling.. sure, i #spin every day or two but there is nothing in the world that compares to sailing down the roads.. silent.. no exhaust.. passing by people and hearing them talking… oh, and the occasional #protein #lunch that sometimes catches you by surprise.
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Boat2 is… #done like #dinner! and tonights dinner is bbq burgers for my girls… so, while the boat isnt 100% dialled in, its ready for #water…

Before i leave and head out on the #oceans, this little boat will get a lot more work done to her.. but for now, she’s #ready to #rock and #roll on water!!
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Boat2 is… #done like #dinner! and tonights dinner is bbq burgers for my girls… so, while the boat isnt 100% dialled in, its ready for #water…

Before i leave and head out on the #oceans, this little boat will get a lot more work done to her.. but for now, she’s #ready to #rock and #roll on water!!
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laying up #epoxy #outside in the #fall (is that a #season or.. #indictment of our #social #standing?!?!) has… issues.. had to clean the kicking epoxy a few times.. we’ll see what #remnants are left behind after the #rain of the next few days
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laying up #epoxy #outside in the #fall (is that a #season or.. #indictment of our #social #standing?!?!) has… issues.. had to clean the kicking epoxy a few times.. we’ll see what #remnants are left behind after the #rain of the next few days
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i spent some time today dialing in the #seat #mount.. its all guesswork afterall.. and while originally i thought my drill bit was too much taylor, it actually fit so.. drilled out four holes and mounted the seat to its rails.. then, out of curiosity.. i mounted the #transmission and #drive to see how they sit.. i’ll be jockeying the drive to one side ever so slightly but it looks sweet. tomorrow, if weather holds.. i’ll be cleaning her out of all the #tools and flipping her to finish fixing my screw holes then… i mean THEN… taking her down to the river.. er, a nearby lake to see what she can do.. on the water.
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#repaired some screwholes.. when i mounted the #pedal #drive and #recumbent seat #spine.. which consisted of a ‘U’ chanel, upside down, made out of 1” x 2” pine lengths.. the screws were just a touch too long.

cool thing?? When i laid up the epoxy and fibreglass tape to do the fix.. the epoxy had already kicked and was becoming super duper fun to work with (#sarcasm) .. so i was worried it would be all globby and messy.. and yeah, in the pic (thanks to #filter) i’ve enhanced that appearance but when i was checking out the dried and flattened work.. it looked dialled in! thank jeebus for decades of #commercialpainting under my belt.

a couple steps to go for boat2 then its #waterbound .. with video to come 😉
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#today was kind of a #redletter day for oceancyclist (and me).. not only did i finish glassing in boat2’s Thru Hull cowl.. meaning i only have to #mount the #transmission to the #spine… and mount the #recumbent seat to… the spine as well… and then Boat2 will be on the water..

and i found parts to set up an #outrigger #rudder for it as well…

but i also went and spent some time in the #workshop.. #boatshed.. without a clear plan but emerging #victorious.. a couple stringers are prepped.. and #enlargement has started.. sure, there are #mistakes.. its my first build.. but nothing that i cant #overcome..

and i can #envision my goals.. my needs.. my dreams..

excited.. #dreams from #decades past may be coming to #fruition.. #reality..
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today was #prep for #tomorrow… removed all the unnecesary #tools from boat2 so she’s pretty “clean” right now and measured (once… i know… gotta measure two.. three times to be certain…) and got the #recumbent #seat mounted.. the #slide isnt set yet- my drill bit is either too big or too small.. go figger… anyhow:: tomorrow, w/ a new right- sized bit.. seat will be done. And, thru- hull will be all glasses in… know what that means?????

She’ll be ready for #water.. kinda cold, kinda late in the season but… meh, i dont care 😉

i’m kinda excited bout this…
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#epoxy fun… first ever real #experiment with the stuff turned out not- half- bad, if’n I dont say so m’self… this #project has been a lot of #personal #growth.. and i’ve come to #realize a few key #developmental hurdles or #roadblocks that have been incorporated in to mine own #personal #narrative.. that need to be #excommunicated.. that are being #removed.. and they #informed me that I am not good enough… i am no good… i will never attain goal realization. Not true!! So, here i am… never epoxied anything and #terrified that i’ll muck it up completely but my commercial painting background kicks in to high gear and- while not 100%… the end reault is freakin awesome. And i’m hoping i’ve got this ‘ittt’ thing dialled so this post shows up @ oceancyclist.com as… a blog post 🙂
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