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Back in the shop working on the SCAMP

It's cooler and I started making the curved support frame for the SCAMP.



Diseases You Can Catch from Your Cat



Tar Based Boat Finishes

Traditional tar based boat finishes have been used for centuries



monarch butterfly

Raising Monarch Butterflies from Eggs, part 1

This is as close to magic as it gets for me. Amazing.


Raising Monarch Butterflies from Eggs Part 2



Drogue Plans

Free Plans for a Drift Sock or Drogue I ran across in an old magazine, but they seem usable.



Jack in the pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

These are lovely North American Native Flowers and they are now just ripening their bright red berry clusters.



growing okra

Growing Okra

I went on to make some Okra Slime and check it out. It is a fascinating material.



viking dragon boat

I went to see the Viking Ship Draken Harald Harfagre

It came through the Welland Canal and stopped at Port Weller for a few hours.



PVA Glues

PVA glue. There is now one waterproof PVA glue, can it be used in boatbuilding projects?



Phenol Formaldehyde Glue

This is the glue now used for almost all marine plywood. It is closely related to resorcinol glue.



lily

There is a large number of plants toxic to cats

Many of these are also quite deadly to humans.



Urea Formaldehyde Glue

Many good points, a few not so good.



how to raise monarch butterflies from eggs

How to raise Monarch Butterflies from eggs

My caterpillars have become crysalids. These butterflies are quite easy to raise if you have milkweed around.

See also the Monarch Butterfly life cycle



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.



junk rig

Junk Rigs

Junk rigs look quite exotic but are a very safe and reliable rig.



Nautical Terms about Sails

Updated the page and added a whole lot of words. A work in progress.



squash vine borer

Squash Vine Borers

have made their appearance in my garden. How to control them.



Soil Solarization

is an organic way of controlling weeds, insects and pathogens in your garden. I've fixed the link



My Puddle Duck was launched and behaved beautifully


I've put together all my boat plan pages.

I have a lot of links to boat plans. A page for dories, a page for rowboats, some free plans. It was a bit scattered. This is a navigation page that links to the various pages of plans on this website.


gimbal stove

Gimbaled Kerosene stove I saw in Texas


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

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boat navigation page

Boat Plans

boat plans navigation page

Cats

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Gardening

garden navigation page

My Photos

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