All you Mayhemers out there!
Ever had too much free time on your hands? I did until about a month ago,
and the following proves it.
Nothing to do (don't count the usual household stuff, laundry, dishes, and
so on), so decided to build something out of what I had laying around. I
don't know if you guys 'over there' have 'Folger's coffee, but it's very
common here and I usually have an empty container or two around (never
throw anything away, never know when you may need it! Besides, I'm a
'pack-rat'.). A couple of graphite/kevlar 'sticks' from a poorly
designed airplane (had to be poorly designed, it kept crashing). Assorted
pieces of wood and a few of those @#$% plastic bags that Wal-Mart uses. Ah
Still need to stuff the electronics into it, and I haven't figured out
what to use for a keel, but it should 'get wet' in the next month or so.
Stuck the bottle caps together with CA, a little epoxy, whatever was
'sticky', and put a small bolt through it just 'because'. Used 'Gorilla
Glue' to seal the opening for the mast (waterproof, brown, and ugly). Bent
some wire for the rudder hinges, cut a slot for the rudder push-rod. A
grommet from an old pair of shoes for the 'feed through' for the
sail sheet. Raided the tackle box for a snap-link and some line. Same
place for the ballast (lead sinkers and a few wheel weights). Coming along
nicely! Access the 'insides'? Just unscrew the bottle from the
cap. Oops, disconnect the snap-link first. May start a new 'class' of
sailboats. Have races for the
"Folger's Cup"! I think I'll quit before it gets too ridiculous...