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July 30, 2010

S.O.S. (aka Shit On A Shingle)

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

Whole wheat toast, mashed potatoes covered with spicy shredded beef in a thick gravy. Paula Dean aint got shit on the Anole's chief.

July 29, 2010

Ha, ha, ha, ......

........., I have a friend. He made me feel so good this weekend. You see, I always have to have one bottle of whiskey and a case of beer before I head out to sail for a couple of days. This guy, he has to have the biggest bottle or Patron currently offered on the public market and thats the main stay. Then you have to top that off with 12 other bottles of wine and misc. other bottles of remedies. And when I confronted him about his condition that he was in he just told me "So!!!" And we didn't even talk about the beer. LOL :)
You go Captain. You know who you are. LOL :)

The Mule or The Monkey

One of the first vinyl LP records that I ever bought was Deep Purple's "Made In Japan". I was listening to Led Zeppelin a lot too during this same time. Yeah, about 15 years old, hanging with 19-20 year old friends, getting stoned. Just being a real dumb ass. But hey, it was fun at the time. :)
Made In Japan is still one of my top 20 all time favorites and the song the Mule was my album favorite. It kicks ass. And it was this long version with the drum solo.
Listen to this under many a black lights.....and postered walls. LOL :)


I think it is time to go sailing. Got this monkey on my back.

July 27, 2010

Bexar's Page


So I created a Page on my site for Arthur's photos. I think I have most that there are to have at this point. Just click Here

July 25, 2010

My Little Guy

Alana and Arthur

July 22, 2010

She Use To Be George's Girl

She was and is a beautiful lady. Beautiful lines, accents in all the right places. She rose to the challenge for many years and more to come. Taking the wind and working it is her virtue. Holding bold and proud in the water is her elegance. She will continue to turn many a head.
This may well be the last picture I post of her. She now has a new owner. A happy one I might add. That is the real pleasure today.
However, the owner has a home on Tybee Island, a mere five miles. She will cross paths with The Anole, and she will bow to the Lizard God. I can assure you. :)

Fair well fair lady.

She Use To Be George's Girl


And the Anole has engine money. :)

July 21, 2010

She Is A Beauty

Click on the photo.

Hughes Haulout

Trading The Island Trader

Meet Lenoy. The prospective new owner of the Meander. Yes, he wants to keep the name of the boat.
I think we do the sea trial today. Should be a simple deal as all systems are working great. Fixed an engine issue yesterday. Went from a possible overhaul to a simple one hour fix. Some of the cooling lines were crossed.
Lenoy really likes the boat so hopefully by the end of the day she will have a new owner. The new owner wants to make some upgrades and changes, so I will probably still have my hands on the boat for a bit longer.

So the buyer(Lenoy), the seller(George) and the "Agent For The Owner"(Butch) went out to Tybee to entertain and talk about the deal with the buyer.

Cheers !!!!

Lenoy and George

George Frank

July 19, 2010

Turn

Struggle
always toiling
turn away I try
not quite high
need relief
Toil
I can see ahead
a little more
Time
the tide will
Turn - Butch

Morning Rush

Morning Rush

Was on the way out to gather my tools and saw this. Had to run grab the camera. :)
Good Morning.

July 16, 2010

This Is Beautiful

By The Sea



I started early, took my dog,
And visited the sea;
The mermaids in the basement
Came out to look at me.

And frigates in the upper floor
Extended hempen hands,
Presuming me to be a mouse
Aground, upon the sands.

But no man moved me till the tide
Went past my simple shoe,
And past my apron and my belt,
And past my bodice too,

And made as he would eat me up
As wholly as a dew
Upon a dandelion's sleeve -
And then I started too.

And he - he followed close behind;
I felt his silver heel
Upon my ankle, - then my shoes
Would overflow with pearl.

Until we met the solid town,
No man he seemed to know;
And bowing with a mighty look
At me, the sea withdrew.

Emily Dickinson


Kicking Cabin Sole Ass

More headaches with installing my engine.

Deep Dark Secrets

Deep Dark Secrets

Deep Dark Secrets

The S/V Kiskadee

The S/V Kiskadee

I am excited to find another active blogger that owns a Hughes 38 sailboat. Check it out: Kiskadee

July 14, 2010

I Love You Son

The Gangster Lean

Arthur, I dont even have the right to ask you why. I dont feel justified. I do feel guilty. I have felt guilty since the 14th. That will never change or ease. It is woven into me. It is part of me as you are.

I married your mother in a whirlwind of giggling freedom. I had just got out of prison because of my choices. When I meet her I thought it would be forever for us. How could I have known that she had another prisoner friend that was just being released from prison and she wanted him more.....a guy she had never meet. Seven days after we married she disappeared....with her friend. None of her family knew where she was.....right?!?! They all knew. They let me cry from the depths of my soul, day and night, for months.

One night, like you I made a choice. The mild mannered, southern boy pulled the plunger back in the syringe and let the pain really begin. My life was never the same. Ever. Just like your choice Arthur, your life is not the same.

I still roamed the streets after my choice looking and longing for your mother. One day I passed her and as fate would have it we started a new life in a new place.

I will never regret what we had, you, your sister and your mother. Having the honor of just being a part of your life is worth all my bad choices. I just wish you had not been like me.

I Love You, Dad


Hammock Cleanup Day


http://butchpetty.com/thehammockkeepers.html

July 13, 2010

KIS and The Theory

I was chillin on the beach recently, waves lightly splashing, under the umbrella in the 110 degree heat and reading. The article was good but the system of boat outfitting is one that I have heard before but just not given the title that this guy gave it. He called it the "K.I.S." system, meaning "keep it simple". That to me just can not be stressed enough. I walk onto so many boats and the gadgets and wizardry just takes me about. All the crap tucked in ever conceivable corner that can break down. Just waiting to upset your supposedly happy world.

Fuck That !!!! Just join the "KIS System" and spend your time enjoying.....not repairing and spending.

I was just out for five days and I just loved the fact that not a damn thing broke, stopped, crapped, or just quit. Just beautiful.

Then the minute I pulled back onto the wood a storm rocked the boat and pounded water on its decks for hours. The strangest damn thing happened. Right above my head, dripping to my feet, was a leak. WTF !!!! That shit dont happen on my boat !!!!!

Amazed that it just all of sudden it started pissing!!! I thought about it for a while. It was the main sheet turning block, and it did double time recently. I could see the leak developing. No biggie. What really made me think was the way you seal your deck when you drill, which is never if you can opt out.

I always try to seal the deck side to the extreme that some may consider overkill. Me, on the other hand, think that you should never try to seal the inside or underside of the deck. If that fucking bastard starts leaking, I dont want it to soak my friggin core before I am aware of it. I want to know that bitch is leaking in thru the top and I want to know now !!!!!

Anyway, thats my theory and I'm sticking to it.

I'm Back - What A Great Time Sailing

More later. :)

July 07, 2010

The Lizard God Awakens

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Gone Sailing

Careening Thoughts and Things To Come

I have been thinking of this scenario for a long time. Have even discussed it with friends and more knowledgeable sailors. I has and can be done. It is what I am going to refer to as an "art" called careening. I say art because their are a lot of factors involved that can make this work or create a disaster, hence loosing your friggin boat all together.
It is a age old way to clean or repair hulls of vessels that date all the way back to the days of pirates like Blackbeard.
It is best done in places where the tides have a predictable large rise and fall........like Georgia. :)
In my case it would be done to avoid being raped by the boat yard to the tune of $2,000.00 or more. That is just the most insane fucking thing to me and just another sign of how people get overcharged for a service that you "have" to do if you own a boat. I call it gouging.
So to me it is worth perfecting this ART. So look for the Anole to find here "Careening Cove" one day soon.
Cheers.


Careening Thoughts and Things To Come.jpg

July 05, 2010

First Wind or I Just Love Me Some Genny Part 2

After 18 hours of sewing on the dock in the hot ass sun I finally hoisted the new old sail. From a Morgan Out Island 33 to a Hughes 38. It made me think of what my buddy Lamar said the other day, " you might be a redneck if you have an Evinrude 55HP outboat on the back of your 38 foot sailboat". LOL :)
Actually it boils down to what a poor man will do to feel the power of the wind in his sails.........in my case.....well you get the picture.
I had a good breeze when I raised Genny today. She wasn't trimmed in and had a nice little belly but she looked fine. Can't wait to get out there. :)

First Wind (1)


First Wind (2)

Ok. Took the Meander around Wassaw Sound ......solo. The wind was so damn bad, broad across the side and pushing me onto the wood that I had to be pulled off the wood by a motor boat. That should have been my sign. It turned out to be my number 2 worst night sailing EVER !!!! Fuck !!!! But I will leave that story for your imagination. Don't care to relive it now or type that long. Lets just say that the boat was delivered safely and all is well and leave it at that.

Coming Aboard

July 02, 2010

"HeBe" Has Arrived - Anole's New Old Engine

Now the real fun begins. It's been a lot of years since I rebuilt an engine. Told myself years ago I would not do it anymore.....just not worth the hassle. In this case it is. You don't know till you have the actual animal in front of you just how much work is involved.....well, if you want to do it right. Fortunately for me its not hard work, just tedious bs and time. But in a way I kind of look forward to it. When it is done and in the boat running I will know it intimately. :) Better for breakdowns......"out there".
I got to hand it to Jim, the guy that sold it to me. He even wrote little notes on the engine about what things were and were things go. A meticulous guy he must be. :) But for me its like "Glenn Beck" says, "don't believe me, check the facts for yourself". And I will. No offense Jim. :)
I just have to be sure in my own mind.
And packaging ! He did a damn nice job of that too.
I'm not going to put a time limit on how long this is going to take. Lots of stuff involved. But the Anole will be powered by her original auxiliary soon. Wish me luck. :) LOL

Oh, I don't need to tell you what color I'm going to paint the engine do I ? Ha, ha, ha. :)

"HeBe" Has Arrived

"HeBe" Has Arrived

"HeBe" Has Arrived