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Decided it was time to fancy up my garage by the lake.  Thankfully my friend Paul was there to assist as it was a ton of work.  All I wanted to do was epoxy the floor.  You know, that nice colored cement floors with the sprinkled flecks?  Yeah that.  Well after moving everything out of the garage and tarping it up (of course it had to rain that weekend), the floor needed to be washed.

After washing the floor, it needed to be etched so the paint would stick.  The fumes were strong but we persevered and are still alive to tell the tales.  After letting the floor dry, we were able to mix the paint and epoxy, wait 30 minutes and then paint the edges and then the floor.  Wait 48 hours and then move it all back in.

The outcome was well worth it!



Spent most of the afternoon bobbing around like bath toys.  Sadly just enough wind to make you hopeful.  So only two races.  Second place on both races.  Had to go find the wind and stay away from the crowds and that really fed into our advantage.

Loosened the jib rigging to billow the jib as much as possible to catch the wind and sat leeward most of the time to help the sails fill.

Good day and happy with the results.


Signed up to head out as crew this Sunday for some club racing. I was originally going to race my Flying Scot, but another member wanted crew on their Scot so I figured why not!

If it all fell through I would just go back to my plan on sailing my boat.

Sailing with someone else at the helm is always an adventure. How much are they going to lean on your expertise... their style... if they even know how to race...

I find that going from captain to crew is a delicate balance of listening and suggestions. Since I'll be running the jib, I don't mind telling the helmsman to head off or go up for a lifter. Beyond that I try and not question the strategy too much.

Either way, looking forward to hitting the water

Visiting family this past weekend and a rainy weekend at that, so nothing too exciting going on.  Lots of reading, lounging and eating.  The final night we were there the weather broke and the sun came out.

After a 4 mile walk with the wife, it was decided that we were going to go have dinner on the beach and watch the sunset.  So that's exactly what we did.

...continue reading "Sunset on Cape Cod"