Monthly Archives: May 2018

Trailer Trash

So, I have to move the boat onto an even higher trailer, which Tabata san has miraculously found for me, to enable center plate fun. I need to be able to lower and raise the center plate easily. The plate was … Continue reading

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Context

Of late, my posts have been very boat-centric. I feel I should add a little context. Okinawa is an amazing place to live. I take Medium Blue  out to view the sunset. We end up at a little fishing harbor … Continue reading

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Banana Skins

Banana skins you slip on. So do you on gloss paint slicked with water. It is therefore necessary to paint cockpit and other surface with special anti-slip paint. This paint has granules in it that creates a surface that is … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle and Roll

Walking down the stairs this morning I come across one of my favorite bug species. I used to know what they are called but alas, have forgotten. Down at the boatyard, I am distressed to see people glorying in having … Continue reading

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Matsubara

So, I am heartily sick of painting the boat. This morning I finish the 5th coat. The result, is of course  unsatisfactory. To the outsider, it looks wonderful but I only see the tiny runs, dribble, splashes and brush-marks that … Continue reading

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Barracuda

Back to it. I am down at the boatyard at 8:30 applying the final coat of Toplac; I hope.  Kiyuna san  roars in and explains that the engine is finished. Yay! So schedule is – finish painting – put boat … Continue reading

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Good Wine Needs No Bush

It used to be common to hang a grapevine, ivy or other greenery, “bush”,  outside an inn or public house to advertise the availability of drink. If the drink is good, it is not necessary to advertize it – good … Continue reading

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