Saturday, April 15, 2017

How the heck do you make the Moana spiral on a real sail??!!?? #mojossawdustfactory

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April 15, 2017 at 09:38AM

Friday, September 23, 2016

Feeling Swamped

Life is pretty grand, but with the little ones, work and life commitments not getting out as much as I'd like. I've been out a few times and still am blown away by how much fun it is to sail this boat. Last weekend I was able to get out during nap time for a bit. Light wind and having to get the feel of the steering paddle and sensitivity to weight trim.

Feeling optimistic I decided to leave Pineapple Express in the water for the week, hoping to get out in the evenings. Didn't happen.

There was, however, plenty of rain and I got a chance to see how water tight my hatches are! It was so full the safety ama was floating!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ulua is sailing!

I finally got the Pineapple Express on the water with a working sail rig. So much fun! Sails great using the sunfish rig and steering with my rough carved steering paddle. This pics show a rudder, but I have to redo the hinge. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Overdue Islands 17 Update

Before I could enjoy this view of St Joseph's Sound back in November I had to do some work on my trailer before I felt comfortable hauling it across the state. New hubs, new springs and a new trailer jack. New winch is on the list. Not shown - I converted from bolt rope to slugs for $50 at JSI. Now with my topping lift I can just drop the sail and tidy things up on my boom.

Windy night but lots of fun!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Ulua Launch and up next:Wooden Surfboards

The Ulua was launched over the holidays, and has been great fun to paddle. I still need to finish the mast step and rudder, but it is finally out of the garage!

Next up after some honey do items are checked off the list is a couple of these:

Monday, January 11, 2016

"Free" Sunfish found a new home

Craigslist and days off don't mix. Normally when I see a post for a free boat, I can safely ignore it due to workday responsibilities. Not this time. The "free" Sunfish is all there, I've even had it out for a sail. In my oh-so-abundant spare time I just need to patch a bunch of holes, re-do the foam inside, paint it and patch the sails. No problem! 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Taking Honeypot and baby girl for a quick paddle this morning #mojossawdustfactory #lovefl

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August 15, 2015 at 08:42AM