That was the result of an experiment. I last shaved on July 28th, 2011. So that was one full years growth. Most of it is gone now, and shortly I'll have it trimmed up and back to something reasonable. Well, mostly, something reasonable.
I made a flexible keel for a similar conversion before. I used a 2lt cola bottle to cast concrete in for a keel bulb, used heavy duty plastic bag attached to the spine for the keel body and attached it with 4 guide wires from the bulb to the underside of the canoe (left, right, back & front).
This allowed it to rise and fall if I found myself in too shallow water, but still worked fairly well as if it were a sail under the boat.
The only downside was the guide wires snagged lots of weed and sunken branches.
The other downside was that the mast turned out to be a great deal stronger than the canoe it was put in and I ended up tearing the hull when a support rope gave way and it tipped.
Well that was an interesting day. Out cycling along the back of the field Sasha lives in I see a load of kids by his den, as I got closer I could see the little shits were tormenting him. Off I went across the field like the Charge of Light Brigade. The kids see me and leg it. I get to Sasha who picks up a load of stones and indicates they were throwing them at him. *red mist* descends and off I w
ent after the little bastards who'd climbed down the cliff onto the beach knowing I can't get down there with my bike. 20 minutes of cat and mouse, they realised they wasn't going to get away and started walking back to the caravan site. I took a picture of the little shits from the top of the cliff. So off i went to the caravan site and stood on the slipway and phoned the police, because if I didn't, the little shits would just torment him again.
The kids knew I was going to call the police, because I shouted down to them that I was going to. Talking to the Police woman on the phone, she asks, "Did you take a photo of them?" ... yes, of course I fucking did, it was going on my FB page. I replied, "Yes, to help identify them when the police arrive". The little c##ts had phoned the Police themselves and reported me as being a Pedo. Lucking the Police woman said, "Don't worry, they all do that". I'm fucking livid now, the little bastards.
2 Squad cars turn up, ALSO TO INVESTIGATE ME!!!!! The Policeman saw straight through their little game and said he didn't believe them for a second, and also said all kids do that to try to get away with what they did. I deleted the photo infront of him anyway. Off we marched to sashas den, couldn't speak a word of english but picked up a stone and gave the motion of throwing. Policeman doesn't look happy, gave the kids a fucking bollocking, then marched them off to have a word with their parents.
quote:Originally posted by karen I bet he's going to have more trouble sleeping than usual.
That's the reason I called the Police. Had to put a stop to it. If it wasn't a homeless man, I wouldn't have given a fuck.
2 of the kids were on holiday at the caravan site, the other two live there. Little do they know the implications of their actions once the other residents find out what they did. It's not gone unnoticed that there were 2 squad cars on a quite residential caravan site.