|Installing the cross members!|
I love my Nick Corso pitcher, we use it every day!
|Beautiful, handmade, great pouring pitcher.|
So, knowing the maker is important to us. It is even more important to be a maker. What's the fun buying something that a whole bunch other people have? Cookie cutters. are, after all, for cookies. Not for our goodies, not for our art, not for the food we eat. So why should we have a boat that looks like every other one on the water? That has been a topic of conversation lately. Actually it is a thread that has run through our entire life together.
|Almost the last cross member, its getting late and real hot!|
Face it, we're Aquarians, artists, iconoclasts, old hippies, if you will. It makes more sense to us to build, rather than buy. Or, in the case of Tesla's Revenge, seriously modify.
On the two hottest days to date we erected the frame of the pergola style hard top over our existing cockpit. Creating in essence another room here on TR. Talk about buckets of sweat!
|I love watching men work! Don especially!|
|Stern, cockpit view|
The addition of a 6' bamboo blind on either side of the cockpit gives us pretty much 24/7 use of this space, which to date has been pretty much a collection of whatever we didn't really have room for in the boat proper.
|Aah, shade! Glorious|
Not done yet, but getting there.
Have to say that we are pretty unhappy with our GAS ONE dual fuel, butane/propane stove. Butane can be hard to find, and expensive, plus it looses efficiency at temperatures below 50 degrees. So the possibility of switching from butane to propane was appealing. Except, something the manufacturer does not disclose, the pressure valve for the propane is not up to a 20# tank in hot weather. We've had two break down in the last month.
|Salad, yummy! Just because i haven't share food photos lately|
We're looking into counter top(RV) technology propane. I'll let you know.