Saturday, March 7, 2015

 There's something to be said about changing the scale of the things around you , even if only for a short time

we over come obstacles from before conception, if you hadn't been the winning sperm, you would not be reading this now. with that being said, the size and severity of the obstacles is relative to the individual. I'm saying this because over the last few weeks i have been spending quit a bit of time working on wonderfully large motor yachts. accomplishing all manors of task ranging from sanding and buffing to brush painting Awlgrip.
 Its not until you sand and sand and sand and then brush paint a 95 Westship, that you come to realize that a ''my'' 33 footer is NOT, that big a vessel to do the same type and quality of work on. Its when i began to think like this, that i started looking thru the eyes of a newbie.  standing there in front of a 30 plus year old boat with and all the nicks and dings that come with the age, the hardware needs rebedding and paints peeling, and you ask yourself am i going to just slap a coat of paint on and handle the cosmetics of it or am i going to do it right? in my case its always the right way

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What to do when you just have had enough but only you know that?

The title says it all. And that's exactly how I feel alot of the time now. No matter how much work I do on the vessels of others, they want more and my beloved Jomfru sits waiting patiently for her turn again. Don't get me wrong, my pillowcase is a little fatter these days and jomfru has definitely come a long ways but not fast enough.

photo w/ Lumia 1020

Lifes moving around me at what seems to be the speed of light right now, but I seem to only be at a snails pace. I think it's just a feeling of urgency or a need to be moving again, been here too long now and I have what I describe as a kinda cabin fever. For which the cure is a 100mgs of Hurry up and get the hell out of here, if you can't tell, I really want to get out of here. Not even so much out of here, but, just out there sailing ⛵.
pax on deck.

I know that the time is going to be upon me sooner than later now, it still feels so far off like a distant shore . Just a picture in my minds eye of an offshore island lost somewhere.