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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to Nanepashemet Peeps of all religions, races, nationalities, and sexes.

Have I covered it all?

I Hope So.

To all my Liberal Friends who think that 2016 was such a terrible year.... well.... just turn that frown upside down.   Donald Trump will someday be hailed as one of the truly great American Presidents.... able to pull all groups together as one American Nation.

I know that many of you will call me names, and raise some incantations against me regarding this, but it is my true belief, and I'm not going to get all Phucking Politically Correct as you get carried kicking and screaming to the Promised Land.

Face it.  BO was a narcissist divider ideologue.   H was a self serving manipulator.   The Donald is a Billionaire who has put it all on the line to lead this country to a better situation.

I know that he scares a lot of you, because he doesn't pander to your whims and petty outrages.   But in time, you will benefit regardless.  His economic policies will raise all boats, and his truthful outlook will press our country forward rather than prattle from side to side.  The US will stop the slide to mediocrity under his watch.

So, you don't have a panderer, telling you what you want to hear.   You will be better for it.

Hopefully, Liberals will come back from the level of intolerance and close mindedness that we see today.  Maybe they will allow people to actually disagree with them without calling them racists, Nazi's, sexists and worse.    But sticks and stones Baby.  Insult people and name names all you want.  Their intolerance is their loss as they become more and more irrelevant in their perceived outrages and manufactured issues

The country elected Trump because the Heartland is done with the elitist Bullshit.

But I'm getting away from my Main Point.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Freud Ripping Blade.

Earlier this year, I bought this Freud 10 In. 30 Tooth Thin Kerf Glue Line Rip Saw Blade with 5/8 In. Arbor from Amazon in anticipation of ripping the 5/4 Red Cedar planks into planking strips for the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory.   But I haven't installed it in the table saw until today when I bought the 20' x 6" cedar stock from Moynihan Lumber in Beverly.

Man, this thing really rips cuts beautifully. I did some test cuts on 2x6 pine and it made the lumber look like finished stock. It cost over fifty bucks on Amazon, but will be worth it for the finish cuts and thin kerf that it provides

 I estimate that it will take three hours of concerted sawing to rip the six twenty foot planks into 1/4" inch strips.  I will count this as a bona fide workout.

Then I will set up the bead and cove router table operation to finalize these strips for planking. 

As an added incentive to get this project done, the Marblehead Harbormaster called today and confirmed that he is moving my mooring to the Stramski Beach area.    So I've decided to put the Herreshoff Tender on the #16 ring and put the Dory on the new mooring location.

This is getting good.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory - Planning a Launch

So today was a breakthrough for the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory.  All of the frames and stems have been attached to the bottom panel, and I priced cedar planking at Moynihan Lumber in Beverly where I bought the stock for the Herreshoff ColumbiaTender that I built nine years ago.

We are talking $3.47 per Linear Foot for 5/4" x 6" wide cedar.   They have a number of boards at a twenty foot length, and that is the size that I will need without any scarf joints.   So it looks like the Planking lumber will run about $540.00 for six planks from which I will rip eleven 1/4" strips from each.

Each twenty foot strip will then be routed with a bead on one end and a cove on the other.  The strips will be put in a steam box made from twenty feet of PVC Pipe so that it can curve around the frames,  Each frame will be planed at the junction of the plank so that the plank rests flush with the frame and glue will be added in each cove so that each plank will meld with the corresponding one.

All of this should take place in January and February, In March, the fiberglass and epoxy will be applied to the entire exterior and interior of the hull and the seats, decking and scantlings will be installed.   I have some nice olkume marine 8 mm plywood that I bought from Boulter Plywood some time ago for the decking and seating.

At this point, I do not intend to install a centerboard and sail port but I am definately going to construct  a motor well and install a 10 HP motor..... probably a 4 stroke Yamaha that will be rigged to a unit that can raise and lower the outboard in the well.

The boat maintains the Chamberlain lines that John Gardner drew, but I am exaggerating the bow and transom stems so that it will give a hint of a Viking Long Boat vessel.  That should cause a little stir around the Marblehead and Salem harbors. At least I won't be mounting shields on the gunnels.   Although how cool would that be?????

 Also, Gardner has  standard six inch planking with hard chines on the frames, and this will not be the case, as I have rounded the chines and will be going with the cedar strip planking with the aid of steaming to make the tight planking curves.

The Marblehead Harbormaster left me word today that I am able to transfer my float ring from the Village Street Wharf to the new Patterson Wharf which is at the end of Stramski Way.  So being able to walk to the tender on the ring and locating the Dory off of Stramski will be really convenient.

Nothing left to do but to finish this dory by May.... then fish will DIE!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Rational Liberal

This guy has got his shit together. Wish all Libbies were like him.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thank You Steffy


A couple of notes.

1.  I'm done doing Facebook battle with Libs who are afraid of Trump and think that the world, as these Snowflakes know it, is coming to an end.

2.  No matter how much they goad me, I will not respond.... thus making me the better man, and also causing the MOAM to automatically win the argument.

3.  I will admit to myself that the Libbie pattern of thought comes from a completely different set of wires that cannot be uncrossed with truth, facts or persuasion, and I will now show compassion rather than aggravation.

And to demonstrate my new set of convictions, I will only watch ABC Good Morning America with the Dem Shill Steffy when I am pedaling on my Cybex Stationary Bike.

Image result for stephanopoulosThis way.... if I emerge in a couple of months as a svelt, sleek chick magnet, by channeling aggravation and disgust into fat melting activity,,,, I will have my Libbie antagonists to praise rather than to chastise.

Please.... don't make a big thing out the brilliance of this plan.
I don't think it was mine.... seems to have been divinely inspired.

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Thank you Steffy.

In the pursuit of learning,
every day something is acquired.
In the pursuit of Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less is done
until non-action is achieved.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.
The world is ruled by
letting things take their course.
It cannot be ruled by interfering.

~ Lao Tsu ~
Tao Te Ching

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Snowflake Melt Down


Poor Snowflakes.

Are they sad because all of their whimsy won't be catered to as Trump confronts the real world on their behalf?

This whole idea about feeling unsafe...... we need to have all of these self-absorbed ego maniacs read a little Emerson.    You. Know... Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Author of  "Self Reliance".

Hillary lost the election.  She can't help you.... and had no FREAKING plans to help you.   Trump will show you reality.  And thus make yours a hell of a lot better.

Buckle up Buttercups.  Trump will help you stand on your own two feet..... rather than be bound by Bullshit Liberal Promises.


This is the Herreshoff Columbia Tender that I built nine years ago.  Needs to be thoroughly restored today.    I hope to get it in condition by June 2017.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks rode this bus in a front row seat 61 years ago today.

God Bless Rosa Parks.