I haven’t updated this blog since last spring, when we failed spectacularly to compete in the Everglades Challenge. However, it wasn’t just embarassment that prevented me from writing; I was busy with other stuff.
Mostly I was land-hunting in the North Country.
I was born in Syracuse, and northern New York is really what comes [...]
We’re back from our non-attempt to run the Everglades Challenge. As some of you know, we decided not to go Saturday morning. Tampa Bay was a little rough, with 20 knot winds on the nose, but the real deal-killer was in the forecast.
I haven’t updated this record lately; I’ve been too busy trying to get ready for the Everglades Challenge.
For a long time I’ve considered a small step up from Slider– a slightly larger boat with greater sailing beam and a fast rig. Super Slider is the child of this thought.
You can see that the cabin now extends almost to the aft crossbeam. This means that a lot more of the cabin is accessible and usable as living space. One of the things I’m trying to avoid is the “tunnel hull syndrome” associated with trailerable cats.
I’ve finished building and setting up Slider’s yuloh, that Asian sculling oar used by ancient grannies to move huge sampans around the harbors of the Eastern world.
I’ve only had Slider out with it once, and I have no idea what I’m doing, so this report will have to be revisited later.