Monthly Archives: March 2017

Rudder #7

Do not feel obliged to read this. It is really an archival document related to the the great rudder project. I spend all day sanding and applying wood treatment stuff to the Scaffie. This is a very social occupation as people … Continue reading

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Great Is an Anagram of Which Woman’s Name?

So, Greta moves on. She has been with us as a Science Writing Fellow for the last 6 months during which time she has sprinkled happiness and joy, like fairy dust, on us all. She has gone over the Okinawan … Continue reading

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There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio,

I start this long weekend with a visit to the Toya fish market, which is just down the road. I buy big Octopus in anticipation of future  social gatherings. So, an entanglement of rope has arrived on my beach. I … Continue reading

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The Source of the Nile

I go to Hiroshima on Monday afternoon and come back on Tuesday afternoon. This is a boarding confirmation. If you can see the small print you will see, “Please be at the gate 10 mins before departure.”  I am still … Continue reading

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Rudder Part 6

Those of you who are bored with rudder stuff, please switch channels. Mixing the epoxy is highly technical. It is a 100:1 mix, which means 100 parts epoxy to 1 part hardener. Great precision is needed to get the mix … Continue reading

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I Guess and Fear

I can sometimes do very irrational things. My learned brother Ian pointed out that just varnishing my new rudder will not cut it. Sea water will inevitably sneak in and the rudder will delaminate. He advises covering the the whole … Continue reading

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Thanks Bob

Some of you will remember the great wreck tragedy of last September. In this debacle, I lost my rudder. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/rogue-and-peasant-slave/ I have been rudderless ever since and this has brought down misery and pain in my professional and private lives. … Continue reading

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