Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dark Skies Dark Waters

Third test with two occupants.

The Hullabaloo upgrades are progressing satisfactorily! Actually I am thrilled with the results to this point

Storm Testing

Yesterday I went out and got to test the vessel in stormy conditions. It performed very well with it’s new very buoyant rear end.

Sublime!

Storm Testing

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hullabaloo Modifications

Hullabaloo Upgrade

I have been “improving” the canoe this last couple of weeks.

I have made many trips to Fiberglass Coatings Inc. in St. Petersburg Florida and spent twice the budget on foam and fiberglass.

Hullabaloo Upgrade

I started by making a form in which to pour the Urethane foam.

Hullabaloo Upgrade

I capped it off with a wooded transom.

Hullabaloo Upgrade

Hullabaloo Upgrade

Started mixing, pouring, cutting, rasping and sanding and at long last am ready for part two the fiberglassing. Stay tuned for certain disaster!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pine Dining Table

After looking for second hand tables and only finding worn particle board with veneer offerings for over $200 I buckled down and built a solid pine table for just under $250.

Pine Table

Pine Table

Pine Table

If you want something done right to suit your exact needs do it yourself!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Fishing 2014

 

Fishing Labor Day 2014

Labor day fishing was a success! The water was calm and the tide was high!

Fishing Labor Day 2014

The Hullabaloo was operating smoothly and I hope to soon modify the transom to make it more engine worthy as well as stable for standing in.

Fishing Labor Day 2014

BroJoe landed the first fish a Golden Spotted Sea Trout (Cynoscion nebulosus)!

Fishing Labor Day 2014

The next fish in the boat was a BonnetHead or ShovelHead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo) you have to be careful with sharks even the small ones are very strong!

When we could see the tide moving out we moved in.

Fishing Labor Day 2014

This spot back up in the Red Mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) at a bend in the channel always seems to have Snook and Red fish lurking in the shadows!

Fishing Labor Day 2014

My brother was the first to fish one out from the Mangroves and it was this Fine Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)

Fishing Labor Day 2014

My brother was really itching to catch a Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) but once again his cubby older brother was the chosen one. Oh yeah!

 

Fishing Labor Day 2014

Another sublime time behind fishing line! God your Creation is everything we need and more. Your love for us is evident in it’s every aspect.Thank you for being our perfect Father and providing for us such wondrous beauty!

Romans 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fishing the Westinghouse/Legion Flats.

Fishing the Legion Flats

Went fishing again in the hullabaloo canoe!

Fishing the Legion Flats

We put in just after a storm that knocked the power out at the house. We were prepared for it to rain on us again but it did not.

Fishing the Legion Flats

Fishing the Legion FlatsFishing the Legion Flats

Fishing the Legion Flats

After many casts of the net my brother was able to bring in enough Scaled Sardines in the final last cast for the evenings fishing! I quickly commenced catching Speckled Trout!

Fishing the Legion Flats 

Fishing the Legion Flats

Later that night I hooked a Flounder!

Fishing the Legion Flats

Fishing the Legion Flats

Another great day in the life praise God!