Tuesday, September 01, 2009

weather, boat building and sailing all in one.

Today is the start of "fall" as people in North America call it and also the start of the peak month for hurricane season. We have a low pressure system just east of us that seems to be having a very hard time figuring out what the heck it's doing. The weather channel people in the USA can't figure out what to say about it and neither can the National Hurricane Center in Miami. It could strengthen into a depression at any time and into a tropical storm and then even into a hurricane as it passes safely to the north of us. They say the opposite is true and that it could weaken as it moves into some dry air just north of us. Either way, we are going to be checking it very carefully over the next 8 hours and into tomorrow.

My power boat building project is on the go slow at the moment, but i do have a few photos of the paper model that i built. I'm not sure if you can see the measurements and the angles on each piece. Anyway, you get the idea of what the boat will look like. The wooden one is gonna be built later this week.

When it's done it will look like this one we saw in Bequia:

Lastly i thought i would leave you with a video of us sailing some time ago just to remind you what the sloop looks like on a day out.