If you are a dreamer, a doer, a horizon viewer - come in! come in! Announce yourself and let it be known.
The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Testing mobile blog app

So which one is the best with blitzing?

Friday, September 03, 2010

I've been asked where all my photos went. Try this link for the build and other stuff! http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeitgeistsurfer/

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

My new carbon fiber board is done except for the leash loop and a bit of buffing. If I'm lucky I can get to the beach next week for a day or so. I'm look'in for a ride!

Monday, March 01, 2010

I have not done much boat stuff in awhile. Laid low for a bit so no helping out on Scott and Mike's Tiki 21 project. I did build a shed in my backyard while the flu set in or just prior to it and I'm getting ready to plant the early garden. I do have a fine surfboard coming out any day now - cardon fiber with a burlap fin. Last coat of resin needs to cure up hard and then a little buff with the wheel and it'll be water ready. Now I need to et to the beach with my new "old" wetsuit. Tomorrow with any luck will be a paddling day! Spring is here.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

We had a good race today. Maybe I should train between events instead of just showing up and trying to muscle my way to the finish. A second place in the mixed masters isn't bad until you realize there were only two boats in that class! But he says there were boats behinds us we weren't dea last... The new ama performed great giving Lise the reach she needed and the boat the trim I was trying to achieve. I really like Gary Dierking's design even if it isn't competative with the ultra light purpose built race boats but then like I tell everyone; "we can carry more fish!" People like it too. Everytime we are at an event we get plenty of lookers who want to know about it. I need to make up a card with Dierking's blog site on it. One of the things I should do is stretch it. Four more feet would give it a longer waterline and better glide. It could use to loose a few pounds too. Lise and I will have to try a race OC-2 one of these days and see how we do. Any way mid-race when I was getting into the groove and looking to pass the boat ahead, pull away from the paddle board on our tail (those are fast) and was digging for my reserves, I started thinking about how I could use this one as a plug for a carbon fiber and foam hull ultralight and stretched Ulua. It definitely has me thinking. ....now where my copy of Gary's book? I need to check the center cross section dimensions!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Did a little work on the 7-0 carbon fiber surfboard I'm building Fun photos with Ulua.

Ulua is now race ready. We are entering the PNWOCC Winter Series races. Last time we race we were squatting in the stern as the front seat was pushed back so you didn't hit the front iako with your paddle. I built this iako in four days around all the other things going on. hopefully it holds and hopefully it'll make us more level and therefore faster.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

We are entering ULUA in a six mile outrigger race on Saturday. During our last race we discovered we were down by the stern. To correct this we need to move the front seat forwards. That requires a new iako. I've been at it in the evenings. We dryfitted it today and I made the modifications. Built out of scrap from around the shop as it's a fast and dirty!

    Spot Track

  • Track Tsunamichaser
  • Spot Track
    Click link above the Spot to see where Tsunamichaser is.