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Who will speak for the trees?

Burning forests is NOT environmentally friendly. That’s why Jeff Gibbs and M’Lynn Hartwell are organizing opposition to the boondoggle “biomass” electric generators being planned for Northern Michigan. You too can stand with the trees at the Traverse City Library, at … Continue reading

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Quotes for ALM

crosspost: holyboners.com to ondesire.com ••• You’re sure that’s Switzerland? Positive. It all looks the same. You can’t see borders, they’re human creations. Nature couldn’t care less. ••• Don’t shoot, their in Switzerland. Good for them. Grand Illusion, Jean Renoir ____________________ … Continue reading

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Flashback!

I scanned and posted the audience feedback cards within a week of the Evening of Exploration, but over a month went by before I read and sorted them into categories. Why did it take so long? This question triggered a … Continue reading

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Catagories from Evening of Exploration

I’ve finally gone through the response cards from the Evening of Exploration and tallied the results. Admittedly, asking for ‘the most memorable moment’ was not a very rigorous approach to feedback but then the Evening of Exploration was about more … Continue reading

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Evening of Exploration post press release

On November 28, 2009, 150 adventurers gathered at the Mills Community House Theater in Benzonia Michigan for an Evening of Exploration. Introducing new work by local artists in a historic venue, this event may herald an economic and creative renaissance … Continue reading

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Evening of Exploration debrief

About 140 people attended our Evening of Exploration. We had a great ukulele and vocal set with Melonie and Shaun, Gretchen danced Glorious Dawn and I presented a 45 minute rough cut of Around Lake Michigan. Afterwards, I asked everyone … Continue reading

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Save the date 11/28/09 (archive)

An Evening of Exploration with Benzie County artists On November 28, 2009 from 6 pm – 10 pm, Gretchen Eichberger-Kudlak and Dan Kelly will present an evening of exploration at the Mills Community House Theater. Dan will show a rough … Continue reading

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Homegrown Organic Eatery

A feature film in 5 days? A engaging, edifying, feature film in 5 days? How much sencha green tea will it take? Finally, the video the network has been clamoring for! The dynamic duo of digestion, Chris and Tanya Winkelman … Continue reading

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Near miss with the Manitowoc

Big boats traverse the Big Lake, and Hello World and I had a close encounter. What are the chances of getting squished by an ore carrier? Only our 5th day out already we’re having near death experiences. Fun! Lazily crossing … Continue reading

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Saldaje to appear at Evening of Exploration

Gretchen and I are excited to welcome Saldaje to our Evening of Exploration. Shaun and Melonie do some spooky and magical things with ukuleles.

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North Manitou odyssey

Two – count ’em – two new chapters are available for your viewing pleasure, both documenting my two night sojourn on North Manitou Island. Disasters and blessings interpenetrate. 09-09-09 Crescent City under Hello World (newer OS) 09-09-09 Crescent City under … Continue reading

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Open source film making

Have I written about this yet, or have I just thought about writing about it? I admit I’ve been inventing open source filmmaking in a vacuum, I am only slightly aware of what other filmmakers are doing on this front. … Continue reading

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Breakfast monolog

A sacred place on a sacred day, North Manitou Island, 09/09/09. Ponderings on turning back, being myself and ending the war against wisdom, aka consumption by becoming poetry incarnate. 09-09-09 Crescent City on North Manitou Island (newer OS) 09-09-09 Crescent … Continue reading

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Invitations and press releases away!

No turning back now, the invitations and press releases for the November 28th event are public. There’s also a swell new image for my collaboration with Gretchen, check it on the ‘save the date’ page…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

An evening of exploration with local artists Explore an evening of cinema and performance with filmmaker Dan Kelly and Dancer/Choreographer Gretchen Eichberger-Kudlak at the Mills Community House Theater in Benzonia, Saturday November 28 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The … Continue reading

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Sketch – Passage to North Manitou Island

Another working sketch posted, the transit from Sleeping Bear Point to North Manitou Island. The queasiness associated with exposing works in progress is becoming less of an issue. I think this sketch works and gets the idea across. There’s enough … Continue reading

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Breakfast and the rough cut

I continue to slam together a rough cut for the November 28 test screening event in Benzonia, Michigan. Why have I scheduled a test screening? Proof of concept A little more than a month has passed since I ran Hello … Continue reading

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Around Lake Michigan

The Search for Sustainable Civilizations. A Thousand Miles in a $400 Hobie Cat. In September 2009, Dan Kelly started production of Around Lake Michigan, Search for Sustainable Civilizations.  Dan and the 16 foot catamaran Hello World sailed 300 miles, querying … Continue reading

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Making a movie

I shot around 20 hours of video in September. Is that enough to build a coherent feature length movie? My original idea was to post video during the trip, but It turns out that sailing 20-30 miles, camping/packing, shooting and … Continue reading

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Save the date – November 28, 2009

If you’ll be in or near Northern Michigan on November 28, come to the On Desire / Around Lake Michigan SPECIAL EVENT! Join the amazing folks who participated and supported the Around Lake Michigan, Search for Sustainable Civilizations project. We’ll … Continue reading

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Return to the crib

Back in Brooklyn after a 13 hour drive with my brother Steve yesterday. We’ve got a date today to help a mutual friend with his apartment, then Steve will be heading back to Michigan on Wednesday. Meanwhile, wow! What’s it … Continue reading

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The cost of sailing

Just before launching last month, I took some pictures of the waste generated from Hello World’s renovation. Getting her ready required power, raw material and room in the landfill. Around Lake Michigan is a search for sustainable civilizations that utilized … Continue reading

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Debriefing continues

Talked with two of my bio brothers yesterday about the trip. Mike and I both have an affinity for the national parks and we discussed how I might craft a proposal based on ALM to increase access to parks without … Continue reading

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Afterward

Phase 1 of Around Lake Michigan is complete. The overview – 300 miles of sailing in about 30 days, 50+ hours of video recorded including travel and interviews, plenty of low/no impact camping, many new friends, 20,000 hits on the … Continue reading

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Map

Lake Michigan shares 1600 miles of shoreline with 4 states. The 2009 expedition of Around Lake Michigan explored about 300 miles or 1/5 of the perimeter in 3 weeks. x x x 1. Elberta Beach 09/05 – 09/06 2. South … Continue reading

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The Wind Blew Me Home – Chapter 2

It’s best to start the morning slowly after a 9 hour enchanted sail, to take a languid inventory of all of your parts, cozy warm in the sleeping bag. A trip down to the boat for toothbrush and iPhone charging … Continue reading

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The Wind Blew Me Home – Chapter 1

There I was in Wisconsin waters, having just passed between Washington Island and the Door Peninsula. Twenty eight miles in 3 hours, a decent trek for one day. I’d left Ritch and Hello World’s caretakers, Bunny and Ed at noon … Continue reading

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Heading ESE

To Wisconsin!

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Adhoc Workshop Poem

Trash, Throw away, toss Until the whole world is lost But wait! There’s no such thing as junk Only magical sustainable funk There’s an anonymous invisible army Finding rubber, glass and metal For creating amazing creatures That bark, buzz and … Continue reading

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Still in the UP

It’s 9:00 am at Rapid River, Michigan on the Stonington Penninsula. There’s a big wind ready to blow me south to Green Bay and beyond. Robot weather reports are out of commission as my little radio got wet on the … Continue reading

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Summer Islands and beyond

I spent the night at Dune Buggy Blowouts, my name for the sandy beach  I detoured to after yesterdays intense push to Summer Island. From a mile or two away, it looked very inviting. Upon landing, I found tire tracks … Continue reading

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Intensity

I jettisoned the sludge around 9:00 am and headed southwest, with the intention of hyper jumping 40 miles across the UP and camping just past the Garden Peninsula on summer island. It was to be a short and very intense … Continue reading

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The Upper Peninsula

I saw the Upper Penninsula of Michigan pretty quick but my vector brought the coast up gradually. As the shore came into view, I could not see the rosy beige colors of friendly quartz sand beaches, but rather blue water … Continue reading

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Bye bye Beaver

Seemed like I’d stayed for days and days, but it was only four days. Easy to get in the groove on Beaver with so many friendly folks around.  I’m off to pack the boat and launch. With luck, Naubenway today. … Continue reading

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Snorkling with Dick

Monday morning, while waiting to interview Dick Burris the stonemason,  I chatted with Doug Tilley, manager at the CMU research station over breakfast at the Dalwhinnie Bakery. Dick and I connected later, two interviews in one day! We ended up … Continue reading

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An Island called Beaver

There are disasters, problems and blessings. Any life worth living is an admixture of these. So much life in a couple of days. First my current position. At a power enabled table in Danny Donegals Pub, Beaver Island, sipping a … Continue reading

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Dark night of Charlevoix

My iPhone had a mishap, so I am recalling events from a future perspective, having lost several posts in process. Having left Barnes Park around 10:30 am with it’s sparkling toilets, I made the dash for the end of Grand … Continue reading

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Dinner by candlelight

The candle is optimally situated. The bowl of quinoa porridge with collard greens and button mushrooms steams in the foreground, illuminated enough so that one may design a fortunate arrangement of tasty morsels on one’s spoon. In the background, in … Continue reading

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Old Mission to Barnes

Brisk north wind of 15 knots with gusts up to 25! Then there were the waves, crest to trough 4-5 ft at times. Sail up and over, big splash, do it again. After about 14 miles of tacking nw and … Continue reading

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Fruit fly friendship

My bare back is covered with fruit flies, a delicious tingle like static electricity. That’s this mornings update from the nitrogen accumulator, otherwise known as the dungomatic, TM. I’d anchored on a pretty wild beach and so was amazed to … Continue reading

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Anchored at the tip of Old Mission

After clawing my way out of Grand Traverse Bay for the better part of the afternoon, I decided to turn right and check out the tip of Old Mission Penninsula for overnight potential. It looked quite picturesque with seagulls and … Continue reading

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Slow motion start

The bustling urban mileau fades ever so slowly into a haze of jet exhaust and wood smoke. Bows angling toward the arctic, I slither forward on an occassional puff of wind. 30+ miles before I can clear Grand Traverse Bay, … Continue reading

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Michigan Schooner Festival

I’d like to say that it was all part of the master plan, so maybe I will. I arrived in Traverse City just in time for the Maritime Heritage Alliance’s Michigan Schooner Festival, a (near) zero waste event. Around and … Continue reading

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Back in Beulah

Caught some excellent interviews at the Schooner Festival yesterday with Tom Kelly, Master of the Inland Seas, Ray Minervinni of Grand Traverse Commons, Andy Gale from Bay Area Recycling for Charities and Tanya and Chris from Homegrown. I borrowed Jeff’s … Continue reading

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Jeff’s place

At the home of Jeff Gibbs, friend and advisor. Mentor even, feisty ally and occasional pain in the ass. He’s offering me a base of operations for reorganization and resupply here in Traverse City. I’m off to the Schooner Festival … Continue reading

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Grand Traverse Bay

Stuck, stuck, stuck this morning from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. When will I learn to turn on the radio? Poised to enter Grand Traverse Bay after an excellent night under the clay cliffs of Northport’s big lake shores, I … Continue reading

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Northport

It was late in the day when we approached Northport’s clay cliffs, reminiscent of crumbling citadels. Several spots looked agreeable and unpopulated from the water, but I decided to chase down a couple walking north along the beach and get … Continue reading

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Digital zoom saved my life

After all of Kai’s stories about crossing the Pacific in Desire and almost being run over by robot controlled cruise ships, I finally got a taste. Having caught a lovely wind after leaving North Manitou Island, I was making deligtful … Continue reading

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Bliss and shadow

Decided to check out of the Crescent City condo and point the bows at Traverse City. A great start at 10:00, enjoying a steady push north from a south breeze. Rounded the north end of the island too close to … Continue reading

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On the wire

Moving out towards the Manitou Islands from the mainland felt wonderful. These islands have much resonance for me and approaching them while in synchromesh with the wind and a sailboat made me giddy. Long tacks to the NE and NW … Continue reading

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South of Port Oneida

Here’s where i tack away from the mainland and run for the island.

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To North!

My own little spot of heaven, just south of Sleeping Bear Point. All sorts of interesting things to see just over these low dunes, but no time. Gotta move on, North Manitou Island awaits.

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Not dead yet

Stopped for the night south of Sleeping Bear Dunes Point. Here’s the approach as the sun was setting. The peak at the left of the shot (north)  is about 400 ft high. I beached Hello World even farther to the … Continue reading

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Sleeping Bear Dunes

Here’s the namesake of the entire Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. These images hardly do the dunes justice, they’re huge and… sandy.

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Approaching Empire

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South of Esch Road

Late start today 2 hours and then I’ll check in.

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Pumping water

After putting a good amount of distance between me and the starter fluid people, I blew off the idea of reaching Otter Creek. It was surely not far away, but it was getting late and I was ready to stop. … Continue reading

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Moon trail

I recorded an iPhone audio snippet of my moolit sail to Otter Creek. The slight wind continued for what seemed hours. In the dark, I passed chatty smokers anchored by what I guessed to be Platte River. Later and far … Continue reading

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Underway? Underweigh?

Better figure out which one is proper, wouldn’t want to give the impression I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s all about the lingo. So here we are heading north in the zig zaggy pattern sailors call tacking. I can … Continue reading

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Larry for launch

Here’s an excerpt with Larry Kinney discussing Harmony Home Construction, recorded on Elberta Beach, a few hours before I launched. Having Larry’s energy around was a huge gift, but to pull off an interview with him too? Bonus!

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E Beach arrival and party the second

Elberta Beach, the most dazzling jewel in Benzie County’s diadem of wilderness destinations. Granted there are fools who occasionally drive their vehicles on the beach and yes, jetskis buzz by once in awhile. In spite of these insults – glory, … Continue reading

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Launch!

It’s 7:00 am UTC-4 or eastern standard time for you lubbers, and this is it finally, with luck. Hello World has lay quietly at anchor all night while multigenerational revelers ran slightly amuck. I’ve got a garage to clean, some … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang

Even a sailboat has an environmental cost. Rebuilding Hello World was intended as a low impact project, not a sustainable project as I defined it a few days ago. Not only was electricity and petroleum poured into the tools, lights … Continue reading

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Party then Launch

Launch on Saturday 8:00 am AFTER launch party Friday at 6:00 pm. The checklists are evaporating, I went to bed early-ish last night – should be a productive couple of days. RSVP if you’re coming. I’ll be press releasing from … Continue reading

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The sun

Beautiful today. I need a nap and thought about a quick one on Hello World. Laying here in the sun is very nice. That’s Patrick on the sunken pirate ship mast, he just showed up. Guess I’ll make him drive … Continue reading

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Pushing off Friday, I mean Saturday…

Had enough lists yet? It looks like Friday’s the day, just waiting for confirmation from the portage team. I’m enjoying a quiet moment in the nitrogen accumulator and composting facility. It’s all good, I’m wanting a bit more sleep but … Continue reading

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Checklist Vixia HFS10 (Camera A)

√ (1) Drybag Sealline Sealpak Camera A √ (1) Tenba padded case √ (1) hand towel √ (1) Kingston Technologies MobileLite card reader ~$20.00 √ (1) Delkin Technologies 16 gb class 6 SDHC ~$40 √ (1) Canon Vixia HF S10 … Continue reading

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Checklist Sundries

20′ rope, 30′ drawstring, 200′ twine 4 x spare synch thingies 2 x lighter candle lantern 3 x candles Hygiene Health and First Aid scissor tweezor utility knife finger nail clipper aspirin cotton swabs 20 x hair ties Shaman Rx … Continue reading

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Checklist Clothes

Splitting the checklist into sections cause it’s getting outta hand. 2 x socks wool 2 x underwear quick dry 2 x underwear cotton 2 x merino top 2 x merino bottom 1 x black cargo pants 1 x pile pullover … Continue reading

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Seeds of Change

There are seeds in my landfill lifestyle, seeds of change, seeds of a fuzzy future utopia. If we poke around, can we find some pre-sprouted possibility, can we find the incarnate potential, a hint of what IT might look like? … Continue reading

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Search for Sustainable Civilizations

Queue voice over by Rod Serling or Leonard Nimoy… not Twilight Zone or Star Trek, but the 70’s Cousteau docs of Serling’s and the 80s ‘In Search Of’ series hosted by Nimoy. Sustainable Civilizations has a mythic ring. They are … Continue reading

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Checklist Master

That it should come to this. The dreaded pre-travel checklist, lifted from a post a few days back, except this one gets updated right up until launch. Underline items need attention. Last updated 08/30/09 Vision Search for sustainable civilization design … Continue reading

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Shakedown Version 2.0

Reassembly complete and who needs the fancy thread fixing tool when Patrick’s around? Give him a triangular file and 30 minutes – viola! Working threads. Here’s the last geeky maker shot – a whazit I invented to keep the threads … Continue reading

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Striker bar Sunday

I’m into this WordPress for the iPhone thang. Now outhouse reports can go directly to the big screen. It’s not polite to talk poop in public, unless you’ve been liberated by Joseph Jenkin’s Humanure Handbook, a fantastic tome that’s now … Continue reading

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Who needs Twitter?

Just activated WordPress for the iPhone, and that’s where I’m posting from. Who needs Twitter? A set back today in the reassembly of Hello World. I bunged the starter threads on both sides of the dolphin striker, so I’ve got … Continue reading

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Rainy preparations

This morning I pop riveted the stern/port trampoline casting that Chuck welded yesterday. I’ve got more riveting to do after I apply some adhesive to the mast base, but it’s wet out there – raining. I’ll go into town to … Continue reading

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She floats

Hello World hit the water Tuesday evening after a month of renovations. Wednesday saw her across Crystal Lake, ready to fly. The ALM expedition is on track for a September launch. Curious collaborator – “Hey DK, I thought you were … Continue reading

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Guest book

Visitors Got a comment for On Desire? Maybe just want to write your name in the sand to say you’ve been here? To get started, return to the home page, follow the “Register” link to the right and sign in … Continue reading

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Integrity exhibit B

It’s the day before launch, or at least the day before the launch party. Putting a final coart of paint on the hulls today and perhaps a second injection on the decks. There’s a slew of parts arriving via UPS, … Continue reading

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Integrity exhibit A

Breaches in the Hobie hulls are sealed, structural damage is remediated. At 10:00 pm UTC – 4, August 12, I completed the injections of the decks. Only cosmetic and finishing work remains. I know y’all have been starving for pictures, … Continue reading

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Deep holes

Patrick and I patched up the sides of the hulls pretty nearly now – all that’s left is sanding, fairing and painting. There’s also epoxy injections needed for both decks a couple of feet forward of the front pylons. It’s … Continue reading

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Budgets

A $400 Hobie Cat, eh? That’s what I bought it for in May, with a trailer! A week later, (after a full inventory), it turned out there were no blocks for the main and jib. The seller, Alan Vigland, had … Continue reading

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Progress

There was a bon voyage party for me last night that I missed because I was scatter brained over these repairs and couldn’t remember where Gretchen said it was. I almost sprained my ass riding 11 miles at top speed … Continue reading

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Foam schmoam

Though I had thought the grinding was completely finished at 2:00 pm today, it wasn’t. I was prep sanding on the port hull’s bow when I broke through to a big void under the glass. That meant more grinding and … Continue reading

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Foam dilemma

I’ve got voids in the foam sandwich and rather than cut little pieces of new foam I thought it made more sense to pour in foam that would expand to fill the voids and joints completely. There’s product by uscomposites.com … Continue reading

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Things of beauty

Even laid up in the intensive care unit, the hobie hulls are still things of beauty. Touching them you can almost feel the physics, they are hydro dynamic sonnets. They long for the water, they sing to me with their … Continue reading

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Daily grind

Another day of prepping the hulls for repair. Here’s the latest pix. Why document the mundane and tedious? Unless I struggle, you just won’t care what I want. Five days until launch and there are big holes in my boat. … Continue reading

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Hobie repairs begin in earnest

I’ve been moving tentatively on the hull repairs for the Hobie 16 because it’s scary. Grinding down gelcoat and fiberglass generates clouds of hazardous dust. There’s the expense of buying all the epoxy product to do the repair, not to … Continue reading

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Project clocks

UTC-10 UTC-4 UTC-5, daylight savings +1 UTC Hawaii Kai Schwarz 26′ Westerly Centaur Sloop Desire (drydock) Northern Michigan Dan Kelly Hobie 16 (drydock) Gretchen Eichberger NMFC New York Ann Loeding ESMA Trickster Pictures On Desire

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