Dragons and the Main Mast – Part II

DougFoam Sculpture, Mast, Steel Boat

Their are many times while learning to build stuff that you look at it and just think there is no way in hell that it’s going to look like the image you had in your mind when you started.  This was definitely one of those times.   But trust in your abilities and work as a team and you will … Read More

Dragons and the Main Mast Coming Together

DougFoam Sculpture, Mast, Steel Boat

We’ve had an fantastic Memorial Day weekend.  It is not lost on us that none of this project would be possible if we did not live in a country with freedoms paid for by our service members.   I just wish we did not have to remind so many people that we do live in a free country and not … Read More

Dragons and the Main Mast

DougFoam Sculpture, Mast, Steel Boat

“She has built a wall between herself and her goal. A wall made of conditions and expectations. Is it possible that you’ve built a similar wall?”…“Stop looking for the “right” career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut … Read More

Dragons and Mast

DougFoam Sculpture, Mast, Steel Boat

SVSeeker says goodbye to Ronald & Margie and thanks them for the assistance on the dragons and main mast.  And we welcome Drew flying in from Salem Oregon who will be working on the main mast between thunder storms this week and next.   Storms in Oklahoma are the Universe’s way of telling you to get off your butt and LIVE. … Read More

Steel Sailboat Building – Catwalk, Lead, Rudder, and Dragon

DougCasting, Catwalks, Foam Sculpture, Rudder, Steel Boat

About LEAD — Comments about how DEADLY lead is will be ignored. Seeker is about assessing facts and making our choices. Rational Precautions for Working with Lead — It is most dangerous to the developing brain, so women who may become pregnant and children are the most susceptible. — Transfer is commonly through dust ingestion. So have no food or … Read More

Foam Sculpture – Part 5 – Lost Foam

DougFoam Sculpture, Steel Boat

Leilani from Portland Oregon joined us and helped carve our second dragon. It’s a ton of work and time and it feels great to have both dragons progressing. It’s a lot of my time taken away from working on the structure of the boat, but I think construction like life must contain more than timelines and efficiency. What’s the point … Read More