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Had a senior moment and damaged my home page (This one). This is currently from an earlier backup. I'll fix it in the next couple of days.

What's New?


My Scamp Build Continues


floor

Sole liner is now done

Second layer of the floor (sole) is glued down.



floor

Floor is Glued finally.

Completed under floor compartments and glued the first layer of the floor (sole)



front deadlight

I made a small window at the front

This will bring a bit of natural light in the front watertight compartment.



floor

Butterflies of S-Ontario and NW US

I was sorting out summer photos and realized I had some lovely butterfly pictures



Added a whole lot of Canoe and Kayak Plans

Added a page of Multihull Boat Plans

Page about Multihulls


Why do cats pee in the house?

I had a spot of trouble with one of the cats. I quickly became an expert in Cat Pee.

How to find cat urine stains using a UV light

How to get rid of Cat Urine Smells (or dogs)

What do vets learn when the analyze your cat's urine?


This summer I got a kayak at an estate sale. It's been great fun.

Kayaking in Port Colborne

Kayaking in Black Creek

Led lights

Making a simple
kayak splash skirt

I went in Lake Erie but the waves were quite high and the boat took on quite a lot of water so I realized I needed a splash skirt.


Kayak came with a Simple but effective Dolly


Led lights

LED Lights

I made a light to help start seeds inside.



I hatched and released a whole bunch of Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly

Raising Monarch Butterflies From Eggs

I gathered eggs from my milkweed patch, hatched and raised the little caterpillars and released the emerged butterflies

Monarch Butterfly life cycle

Growing Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies



nesting box

Making a couple of nesting boxes

I was procrastinating doing some epoxy work on the SCAMP so I made a couple of nesting platforms for Robins, Blue Jays or Mourning Doves. I'll install them tomorrow and see who claims them.



How much epoxy is needed to cover fiberglass cloth?

I was running out of epoxy and wondered if I would have enough to finish the hull or if I should order more.





war plane

I visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

I was actually visiting the Hamilton Woodworking show but it was held in the war plane museum and what a treat.


Inner Tube Boats

I just updated my Inner tube boat, Corky page.



sign

I found a great local lumber mill

Located in the Niagara Region. It's always great fun to go on a field trip. I found good lumber for the gunwales of the SCAMP.



Spider

Some Photos of spiders that live in my yard



What is Stainless Steel?

I was curious and did some digging to find out what made steel stainless. Why are some magnetic and others not. As usual there is much more than meets the eye.



Comparison of characteristics of red oak and white oak

Can I use red oak for boatbuilding and what is the difference between red and white oak.

Table of Characteristics of red and white oak.




diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth is one of the safest garden insecticide there is

What is it? How do you use it? How safe is it?



cedar

What is Cedar and is it good for boatbuilding?

I tried to figure out the difference between the many woods referred to as CEDAR. There is more to cedar than meets the eye.

Table of Characteristics of different North American Cedars



graphite powder

Graphite powder is often added to epoxy to make it more slippery

It is used on hulls of light boats and for parts that need to slide against each other such as centreboard and its case.



Tomatoes

My 12 Essential Garden Plants

These plants provide almost all the vegetables we eat in over the Summer and Fall.



Knowing how to Heave-to could save your life

Heaving to is often the safest way to weather a storm if you can't get to a safe spot in time.



I built a jig to hold the bulkhead against the curved bottom



Tar Based Boat Finishes

Traditional tar based boat finishes have been used for centuries





quiz about sail

So you Think you know everything about sails? Take my sail, rig and sailing quiz.

I've been playing with a simple Javascript quiz. Test your Knowledge, basic and otherwise.



Ticks and their control in Cats


Books about boatbuilding, sailmaking and traditional small boats

These are mostly books I have mentioned in my various boat pages and decided to put together in one page. To a great extent they are books I have in my own library.


Getting Around

Some Navigation Pages

Boats

boat navigation page

Boat Plans

boat plans navigation page

Cats

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Gardening

garden navigation page

My Photos

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