Thursday, July 19, 2018

Master Blaster from the Past

This guy and I learned to kite together over 20 years ago - and here we are still playing in the water together!


The equipment has changed (for the better), the crowd on the beach is different than when we first started, and we are both grayer, but that's about all that has changed!



Pretty epic session - but an odd thing happened - we both ended our sessions with equipment failures.  I lost the screws on my left foot strap and Nick split his foilboard in two.




Time to break out the sander!!!!



Monday, July 16, 2018

Still Our Favorite Sushi Bar!!!

California Beach Rock'in Sushi now in Pearl City!!!






We still love this place!

Inching Along - Which is Faster than Before

I spent some time with the Random Orbital Sander and pieces of the upcoming surf foils.



I got the tails and one of the two fuselages tweaked in.  Still need to do a fill on some of the pukas and a finer sanding.  Now that I've gotten past the 50% point in shaping, I am starting to feel compelled to finish. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Lone Papio

Marlon and I opted to go fishing this morning.  I got one to take the bait -



I had a few other follows - a kaku chasing the bubble float, another unidentified - but no other takers.  Still nice to walk the flats and see the sights!

She is Serious!!!

Noe means business!!!  Practice for the upcoming Sears Cup.  I even tested her on the principles of spinnaker usage and she is spot on!



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dinner a Couple of Nights Ago...

Tried something new - Salmon Wellington.






The family liked it!!!

I also made a batch of Cream of Mushroom soup - yummy!!!


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Made Some More Progress on the Foil

I broke out the bench sander and blew through the last of the bulk sanding.  On the fuselages I got the tail upcuts and the noses rounded out. 




Then I shifted over to getting the tail wings roughed in.




All of this work actually went very quickly.  I think I stuck a 30 grit belt on the sander the last time I used it.  And the horsepower in the motor - doesn't stop or bind for anything!  I really should have done this earlier.  I'll use the plugged random orbital sander this week to get the shapes all dialed in.  That'll get me in position to start laminating sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Noe's the Skipper - and Don't You Forget That!!!

Noe is skippering a Rhodes in the upcoming Sears Cup.  They have been out training to get better on the use of a spinnaker.  That's her on the far left cajoling her crew.



Don't cross this little cutie pitootie!!!  Or she'll make you walk the plank (and actually you'll have to deal with me)!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

WIndy Head High Surf

I took Marlon surfing this afternoon and brought the shortboards out - me on the Firewire Greedy Beaver and Marlon on the 6'5" I shaped a while back.  We got to the beach after 5pm and here's what it looked like from the beach.




The break to the right (in front of the MWR building) was head high on the sets.  I caught three really fun waves - top to bottom and I was able to pull some good turns.  I really like the Greedy Beaver and see a fun summer ahead on this board!!!

Friday, July 6, 2018

4th of July Session

Another dawn patrol with Marlon - we should have brought the shortboards!



Some good energy out there - it is shaping up to be a good south swell season!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Water Sunday

Marlon and I went on a dawn patrol at White Plains and sailed a weta in Pearl Harbor - but we didn't take any pictures.  It was a really fun day!!!

I did take pictures of La sewing a spar bag out of tarp - that's one super talented woman!!!



Saturday, June 30, 2018

Broke the Surfing Dry Spell

Marlon and I did a dawn patrol - that ended the three week dry spell we had.  Fun sized waves and warm water - can't ask for much more than that!


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fishing with Bong Again

My friend Bong is leaving the island so I offered to take him fishing again.  We hit Kaimalino, but the wind and waves were up a little more than I had thought they would be.



Opihi




Hauukeuke


We packed up and went to the pier at the Marine Base.





Until we fish again Bong!!!


Cool Stuff at the Local Pet Shop

With a conure and a chameleon at the house now, we find ourselves visiting our local pet shop more frequently.  They have been bringing in some really cool stuff lately.  These clownfish were almost pure black!



I have pictures of Marlon doing this when he was much younger




I'm trying to cycle a container to house some of these shrimp.  Watching lawn mowers is pretty relaxing





I guess I'd bite too if I lived in a cage full time, but then if I didn't maybe I wouldn't bite, but then if I just bite for the heck of it....



Kinda looks like the new rebooted Godzilla -