Way back a March of 2014 I had a post about re-skinning a Qajaq (kayak) a Greenland style “Skin-on-frame” boat. Yes it consists of a wooden frame covered with some fabric. The original boats would have been covered with Seal Skins, but in more modern times we use a variety of fabrics, this one was covered with Dacron, then painted to waterproof the hull. I left that post with a couple photos after the hull was skinned, but not a complete boat that would float. I’ve seen Dave (the boat owner) a many times since but he was paddling other boats – he has a job at a kayak shop so he was testing and demonstrating a variety of boats- and owns some others. My luck was with me this past week. Dave’s boat and I showed up at the same place at the same time. He’s had it out many times but not when I was around. But this last week we paddled at a club’s weekly paddle and pot-luck. He had two boats, one was a Current Design composite hull that his son used for the evening, and the boat that we worked on and I had the chance I’d been waiting for to take some photos of it. After that the three of us paddled together for a while.
The cockpit combing.
The re-skinned Qajaq along-side the Current Design.
Paddling on the South River at Galesville, Md.
All Things QAJAQ
Walden Qajaq Society
Qajak.NL this site is in Dutch
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Tagged dacron, greenland, kayak, kayaking, qajaq, sea kayak, Skin-on-Frame, SOF
Our wives had a name for the three of us from the office, “The Jolly Boys”. When we were not Geocaching, we might be seen out sailing. The Irish Sea gave us many hours of enjoyment. A couple of times when the wind was brisk enough we did make it all the way to the Ramsey on the Isle of Man. That made for a long weekend. But this weekend was different.
We were out for a short sail, by the time we went out through the Lock at the Whitehaven Marina it was about noon, and back in the late afternoon. When we finished mooring and cleaned up the boat, making it “Ship Shape”, we were ready for a pint. But a quick geocache find first. We easily found Lime Tongue, The Lime Tongue was the third of the extensions in the harbour built in 1754. It is believed that the name comes not from the trade with lime fruits, but refers to the lime used in the production of cement. We walked out to the Crows Nest where we found some seats to rest on while we searched for the easy cache.
Once this completed we headed back to W Stand Street where we found a bicycle “parking park”. No ale here so we turned right, Across from the Old Customs House someone was launching a sloop for a sail tomorrow. Half a block ahead we found our target. Two establishments to get some refreshments, Harbourside Bar/Cafe promising “Good Food and Drink Served All Day” and Waterfront Bar and Dining. That’s where we headed for a refreshing pint, or two, of Bitters and something to eat.
Sailing brings on a hearty appetite. To accompany my pint I ordered the Shredded duck, stir fried veggie with hot sin sauce. While the others ordered Spicy fajita with guacamole, sour cream and tomato relish wrap.
For Sunday Photo Fiction July-5th-2015
Today’s “The Daily Prompt” brought up a thought provoking question.
Many countries celebrate Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. If you could dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative, who would it be — and why
There have been many answers; brothers/sister, Aunt/Uncle, cousin. My first thought came to a close member of the family. At times (s)he isn't thought of as a relative, but none the less a real member of the family.
Yes the family pet. As a constant companion it is always there, sometimes more loving than the ‘people’ of the family. They are always there, even in your saddest moments, they are at your side to bolster your spirit. They deserve their own day, actually many days.
As a side note, my mom once agreed with me when I told her’ “Everyday should be Mother’s Day”.
I found this door along a country road, in Carroll County. Maryland (USA). I don’t think that anyone will be entering or leaving soon.
Then there is this Garage door with an “Eyebrow” in Gratitude, Maryland.
Finally this old door with the warning
ASBESTOS and LEAD HAZARD
AUTHORIZED ENTRY ONLY
This is on the “Psychopathic Building – 1914” at an semi-abandoned local State Hospital. Looking closely you can read “LiL BL” carved into the door but no other graffiti is visible.
For July 3rd Photo Challenge DOOR