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West System Sets up a Great Week Here.

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Several years back, I built this Kayak.  It is fun to see the fish swim under you in the shallows while you paddle.  this summer, West System ran a competition on their Facebook page.  You know the kind, post a picture of something you built with their product and they will pick a winner. My kayak won a West System prize pack.  
Over the years, I have tried different epoxy systems with limited success but if I want something done right I always go back to West System.  Six10 is my current go to product for everything.  It is a thickened epoxy in a resealable caulking tube.  The kayak above was built with the traditional 105 system.  I actually still have my first West System project a Gee Gee model pond yacht.  This stuff is tough and well worth considering if you are looking to do any kind of repair on your boat or around the house.  I actually have a list of odds and ends around the house that need to be epoxied for when I mix up a batch.  
If you really like the kayak you can find…

Typhooning what a boat does best.

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Out today doing what the Typhoon does best.  Sailing, fishing and beach bobbing.  
Leaving the harbor.  Myles is getting some serious tiller time today.

Here is a short video of us underway on Lake Michigan.
Myles has mostly navigated by using visual fixes.    Point the bow at that (insert object here).
However on the big lake with no visual cues this becomes an issue.
Thus compass navigation becomes the norm of the day.   "Hold a course of 270 degrees. Chicago is only 2 days away."
Mr. Fisherman
Trolling off the stern,
Focused at the tiller
Sleeping at the tiller.


Bobbing at the beach.

Our trusty ice chest keeps our towels and supplies dry  as we swim from the boat to the beach.
Beach finds of the day were sparse.
Snorkeling however was great.

Floating pretty.
On the return trip we started with the Genoa but switched to the Spinnaker for the run back to the channel.