- Apr 10, 2007
- Fresno, California
Maybe true for some, but I've had a very happy family this summer enjoying the canoe and power boat we built, both from plans.The happiest days of owning a boat:
-the first day when you buy it
-the last day when you sell it
Unknown sailor/boat owner
Welcome backHello. After a couple of years of far too many doctor appointments, surgeries... radiation... and capped off this past July buy major spine/back surgery where I now have 4 rods and a bunch of aircraft worthy bolts and pins installed, first found myself thinking okay that's it, the projects that could mess up my back have to go... so I started looking at boat plans. Made sense... build a nice little tug for the nearby lake. After the surgery I immediately began radiation treatment to knock out the tumor that was on my spine causing all the problems in the first place. I set the boat plans aside and looked at the sport qualified plane I had been working on off and on... and thought... maybe a glider... or an ultralight like the Zing... Easy. But fear grasped me again when I thought back about that pain that nearly killed me... so i visited my surgeon ans asked what are my limitations... "the way and rate you have recovered I don't see any limitation for what you can do. Your back is stronger now more than it ever was. Bionic man kind of strong." This reassured me... I started up my guitar work again and am reviewing my lighter aircraft... ultralight? Motor glider? Boat? Thanks for reading.
Lots the same as in my Falconar F-12. Same cowl, firewall , dimensions of the fuselage, plans LG, etc.My Dad was enamored with the Emeraude back in the day. I still have the raw spar material In my shop. IIRC, this design spawned/became the CAP 10 aerobat.
I'll buy you a burrito at one of our more... authentic ... Mexican food establishments near our airport, and I can even ask the local gang-bangers to keep us safeThe only reason I don’t get that Emarude every time it’s mentioned is the travel cost to run 2/3s across the country. It’s got to be one of the most elegant homebuilt planes ever.
There used to be one just below Osborne on the San Fernando Rd. on the wrong side of the tracks that I ate at a few times about 40 years ago. There weren't any gang bangers around back then. Looking at Google maps I see Casa Jalisco down there. I wonder if that is the same place?I'll buy you a burrito at one of our more... authentic ... Mexican food establishments near our airport, and I can even ask the local gang-bangers to keep us safe
No, the ones you remember had somebody there who spoke English. No mas, Senor.There used to be one just below Osborne on the San Fernando Rd. on the wrong side of the tracks that I ate at a few times about 40 years ago. There weren't any gang bangers around back then. Looking at Google maps I see Casa Jalisco down there. I wonder if that is the same place?
|Fun for the whole family||Fun for the pilot, transportation for the family|
|You can park in the middle of the lake and relax||You cannot park in the middle of the sky, and the pilot cannot relax|
|You can't go very far, just in circles||You can go as far as your bladder will allow|
|If you get a hole in the bottom of the boat, you will sink||If you get a hole in the bottom of the plane, you won't have to land for bathroom breaks|