Monthly Archives: June 2010

Without A Paddle signing updates

There are more locations for you to go to get a signed copy of Warren’s book: Friday July 2 – The Sanibel Island Bookshop 1571 Periwinkle Way 11 a.m. Sanibel, Fla. 239-472-5223 http://www.sanibelbookshop.com Saturday July 3 – Circle Books  St. … Continue reading

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Without A Paddle

A kayak. 1200 miles. 30 days or less. “Without A Paddle” is Warren Richey’s (Sharkchow in Watertribe guise) book about doing the Ultimate Florida Challenge (the one that almost makes the Everglades Challenge look like playing with toys in the … Continue reading

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Battens

The Trac 16 mainsail is a fully battened sail, but it was acquired sans battens. I’m currently using some 1.50″ x .25″ straight-grained pine lattice stock I found at Home Depot to make a set. The stuff is really stiff, … Continue reading

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Booming news….

When I bought my Chrysler 20 in 2003, it came with an extra boom laying upon the trailer frame.  The boat came from a powerboat yard, so it didn’t belong to anything they owned, and they said take it, so, … Continue reading

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AARRGH!

Without resorting to saltier, piratical language, I just have to vent my frustration at missing the Summer Sailstice event, a worldwide sail-in hosted locally at Lake Eustis, just East of Leesburg, Florida.  Unpredictable weather, along with some emergency dental work … Continue reading

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Mainsail Pictures

Here’s a couple of pics showing the old sail, and the beginnings of the re-cut Trac 16 main.

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Mainsail update

The Trac 16 mainsail has been cut, with pictures to be posted and repairs to ensue tomorrow. For tonight, however, I’m done, and sleep duly calls, not at all quietly, but rather like ETHEL MERMAN SCREAMING AT ME TO GO TO … Continue reading

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