Lord Somber brings this tale:
“Monstrous and inconceivable” was how Jack London described the conception and construction of his yacht “Snark,” the ship on which he planned to sail around the world. This podcast describes his thoughts on building it, his problems and obstacles, and the true spirit of discovery. We then close with some tweet readings from the G Manifesto.
* Published: 6/15/19 2:31:14 PM
* Show Notes:
* Episode feed: Quintus Curtius –
[I couldn’t run the download because of the file size.]
I found this too:
Part of the problem was in the building, as it says in the podcast and part of that was the planking and gluing which was used in those days – good for some years but wear and tear, if not attended to, produces so many leaks it becomes like a sieve. Pretty boats, deck, but they do give way with time, especially with a keel pulling the boat down.
Thick ply, which is what I’m using, can also buckle if the ends are not treated immediately, i.e. epoxied but if they are, then the ply is fine – I have some here which was done five years ago and still stands up to strength tests.How a ply boat is after 20 years is a question I shan’t face. As long as the joints were done right.
Wonder what JL and wife did for anti-fouling below the waterline.
I’m finding the Thursday quiz difficult to do – it seems more logical on Friday, gives me a better chance to gather.
I see the 18:00 slots as [not prescriptively, not hard and fast]:
Mon: Maths/science quiz
Tue: Classical or close
Wed: This post should have been Thu
Thu: This post should have been Wed
Fri: Other quiz
Sun: Jazz or blues