Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

there is all kinds of work to be done

Made the trip to RM2 yesterday morning. I wanted to get my Beach driving permit before I ran out of time. There were signs everywhere... The 4X4 permit is a fishing permit only! This attitude really has to change. We are losing off road access at a staggering rate. Even OBX may lose the ability to drive off road as soon as April 4th. http://obxbeachlife.blogspot.com/2008/03/orv-beach-driving-going-way-of-dodo.html

At least Hatteras has ton's of access points to the ocean and sound. If 4X4 access is lost, they will become crowded like Long Island.

Any how, checked the water but just didn't have it in me to surf. Besides, I have a ton of work to do on Segue. I really need to have the whole bottom soda blasted. That way I can grind out all the purple oozing blisters and let the hull dry out. Then I would apply a nice even barrier coat of epoxy .Problem is soda blasting is expensive, which means I will probably have to remove the bottom build up by sanding or some other messy inaccurate method.

For the last few seasons I've been handling the pox in a piece meal manner. If the paint peels, I scrape it. If it blisters, I grind it and fill it. All the different epoxy colors leave my bottom looking like camo paint under that final Ablative coating. Also my hull is anything but fair. But, i figure with a hull speed of 6.5 knots, dragging an outboard behind all the time, an unfair paint job is not what is slowing me down.

Lastly, the work that pays the bills is never ending. In todays workforce, the boundaries between work time and and not work time are gone. I'm always working, 24/7, 365 whether I like it or not. I have not had a vacation, or weekend, where I was not working, since 1990.That makes it hard to live in the moment. It creates an inability to fully enjoy whatever I am doing right now. A wise man once said to me," what ever I am doing right now, at this moment, is the most important thing in my life."

Today when I paint the bottom, I'll probably wish I was at work. Tomorrow when I am working, I'll probably wish I was out painting the boat.

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