Lemons Way

The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.

10 September 2016 | Marina Real Work Area
13 July 2016 | Marina Real dry storage work area
08 July 2016 | Coronado, 4th of July, 2016
08 July 2016 | Facing the Dell at dusk
25 June 2016 | Summerhaven
19 June 2016 | Phoenix
13 June 2016 | To Marina Real Work Area
30 May 2016 | Commodore's Party
15 May 2016
10 May 2016 | On passage
10 May 2016 | San Carlos, Mexico
09 May 2016 | Slip 18, Marina Real
08 May 2016 | The Head
08 May 2016

Starting To Fabricate The Timber Pads

14 June 2008 | Oriental, NC
Keith, hot and humid, but not as bad as last week
We are up early at 5:10 a.m. today. That is because we go to sleep early. That is because we work hard in the hot and humid conditions all day, day after day after day. It is also much more comfortable outside in the early mornings and late afternoons. We work in the mornings and use the late afternoons for other things, like having a beer and making and eating dinner. Anyway, every Hydrovane owner has to run the gauntlet of fabricating and installing the timber pads (Matt calls them plinth blocks) before you can get beyond installation of the bottom bracket. Timber pads pick up the space between the straight Hydrovane bracket and Tropical Dreamer's curved deck. I won't bore you with the entire process of fabrication (all at once), but the pads you see in the picture are used to obtain a mold of the actual pad, which has yet to be created. If you are lucky, you will be reading this posting many days from now and you can see the final timber pads without having to hear me complain about crawling into "the hole," as we call the place I go several times a day to work the back side of the bottom bracket of the Hydrovane. Its time to take the dogs for a walk in beautiful Oriental, NC.
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Vessel Name: Oz
Vessel Make/Model: Cascade 36
Hailing Port: Tucson, Arizona
About:
Keith is a 40 something year old Family Law Attorney from Tucson, Arizona who somehow managed to develop a love of sailboat cruising and adventure in spite of growing up in the desert. This blog used to be about how I took breaks from a successful career in law to become a coastal cruising sailor. [...]
Extra: Our sailing life has now come full circle back to San Carlos on the Sea Of Cortez.
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