Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Suddenly the skies open up

What a difference a weather system can bring. We are in a small monsoon, the temps have dropped to 58 degrees this morning and we have had two or three inches of rain. Very refreshing, after the heat of the last couple of weeks.

Here is a few pix (all by Curt, of St Mary's GA) of a boat I would like to look at in the next day or so;

This could be the right boat for us, small and interesting, can carry two couples to shore and back.

Does anyone know anything about changing out a steering hub? Apparently it is frozen, which I would expect from a vessel a year older than myself. The Boss is excited about this boat, compared with some of the others I have been looking at. Something about boats (and Cars!) that came out in the 60's that seem exciting. Their designs seem to express a positive hope of a future with new, better and bigger things. Forget the stodginess and practicalities of the forties, this is the Sixties! "Here at home we'll play in the city
Powered by the sun Perfect weather for a streamlined world
There'll be spandex jackets one for everyone!"

Ok, I stole that last line from a Donald Fagen Song, "I.G.Y"

But there is something comforting about cars, boats and home designs from the Sixties that is comfortable and timeless. These are great examples of early 60's designs of great cars:

I bet everyone remembers the "modern" doors that graced our tract homes. They were half wood with an "X" on the bottom half with little diamond windows on the upper half.

All this on a boating blog!

I am hoping to hear from the Nickster later on, telling us that the generator is a productive happy generator and that we are free to go boating this weekend. Weather willing.


LL said...

The motor (if operational) is worth more than the boat. I'd take it to an ace outboard mechanic before I bought the boat unless they're selling it for a song.

Buck said...

Hey! I bought "The Nightfly" when it came out (being the Steely Dan I was)!

I dunno beans about boats, but I DO know the '60s, and you're right: great design back then.

Barco Sin Vela II said...

A Burrough's fan, eh?
If I smoked, it would have to be chesterfield's and I would listen to an all night jazz station. Like the Nightfly.

LL; 800 bucks and comes with an extra motor. I'm still looking around, too.

Buck said...

"A Burrough's fan, eh?"

Heh. Not hardly. I cringed when I read the source of the band's name... thinking of all the possibilities in the world, they had to go with THAT? Sheesh.