What an amazing trip! I'll be going back to the islands soon to get the canoe and see what happens next. I've ordered a manual for that 1970 Evinrude...
Step 15: Repairs on the Fly
We notice that one of the lashings is missing. While K sails, I lash the backrest tube onto the front crossbeam with a strip of innertube. Lashings are great. Sure beats fumbling for a wrench and a nut while waves bash you around, or wishing for a hardware store when you're a long way from one.
We pass the oil rigs that extend in a line along the california coast.
Bio:Tim Anderson is the author of the "Heirloom Technology" column in Make Magazine. He is co-founder of www.zcorp.com, manufacturers of "3D Printer" output devices. His detailed drawings of traditional ...read more »