Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
It has been a bland day at the exciting moments and less for the rest of the day. Here is a picture of the most exciting event of the day.
Part of my yakking preference is to have positive flotation inside the innards of the yaks. Most yaks just rely on not getting a crack to leak water into the inner hull. That has proven to be a false security from what I have seen in the past. It occurred to me that instead of having to purchase pool noodles like has been done in the past, soft drink bottles could do the same job. So it was time to calculate how many bottles are needed to do the job.After lots of research on flotation for boats and folks, it was finally determined that the Mini-X needs six bottles inside it. Each bottle provides 4.3 pounds of flotation. That will be easy to achieve tomorrow. Now my emotions can rest at ease knowing that a crack in a scupper will not sink me in the middle of the ocean or more likely creek. Of course that flooded yak will take a long time to paddle back to the launch point but it beats swimming along dragging a yak across the bottom of the ocean or creek.
One other mildly exciting event has happened. Oh WOW can you wait?..........
The golf club grip that was used as a repair item on a fishing rod butt has proven to be an unworthy repair. It still gets slippery so a new repair has to be attempted. How about a cord wound butt?
The nylon cord has been sitting around the Castle waiting for some use for several months. Tonight it was put to work. The cord was tightly wound onto the golf club grip. Actually my hands got tired before it was finished since I was compressing the grip some with each wrap of the cord. After the cord was finished off, the assembly was sprayed with some clear exterior coating of some sort that was in the cabinet.
That is a nice nautical treatment isn't it? It is hoped that the cord wrapping will provide a firm grip even under wet conditions. Just because you are next to or in the water is no reason to expect your rod grip or hands to get wet is it?????
After it is dried well tomorrow the rod will be given an opportunity to help in the task of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.