The loss of the job and the resultant loss of income, has me redesigning my plans yet again. Last year I had some ambitious plans and then reality struck in a bad way. Two funerals and the rest had me scrambling to scale down the trip plans until this spring. That was working out until my part time employment kept trying to use me full time. Nor am I in shape to work full time at a break back construction job. My body rebelled and I slept for 12 hours straight, several hours past when I was supposed to be at work. Ten years ago, I would have went up to the dudes house with a sledge hammer to collect my due. His prize harley would have been remodeled until he paid up. Well, I’m a lot more mellow these days. So, I’ll be taking the high road and ignoring the debt and working around the problem. There is no shortage of folks who need small jobs done and small jobs can pay better than large jobs.
In the mean time, I was looking at the kayak while I was washing and prepping her for modding her hull and stopped for a bit and got my sketch book out. I’m still gonna finish this one out and change her color, resulting in her being more resistant to UV damage. The hardening of the hull fore and aft are still a go too. As well as using the bed coating on her on everything below the water line on the outside of her hull. The plans for a sail and rudder will wait for boat # 2. It will be more cost and time effective to build a 10.5 foot wooden hull to incorporate the mods from the get go. I’m confident that I can fabricate a reasonable facsimile of what I’m picturing in my head. The only hold back is what materials are available locally. I’ll have to get some pictures of the gashes on the hull to illustrate what I have to deal with here. I feel the need to build something. It maybe that I will build two of them, one for sale to help defray the expenses of the build. That”s all I got time for today, so stay frosty till next time, Dragon out.