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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 23 Oct 2021 02:27 #115304

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9 years of martial arts and my favorite is the Bo.
Nothing like a piece of wood.  And maybe a straight kick to the solar plexus....



I had a discussion with my instructor and said 'The bo is such a handy shape, and I work with garden tools a lot. All you have to do is snap the working end off of a hoe, and there you go, a bo."

He said "snap the hoe end off?

Why do that? Use it." 

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I have a pair of tonfa that I like. Also have a light weight pair. Good for close quarters.



 
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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 23 Oct 2021 01:47 #115302

9 years of martial arts and my favorite is the Bo.
Nothing like a piece of wood.  And maybe a straight kick to the solar plexus....

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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 23 Oct 2021 01:41 #115300

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Dan, not sure if I shared this but. It could have been a lot better shot if I got the paddle in the water. I think this was part of the early morning run that was a bust from the fog.



Auctually Marc that was my morning bo staff kata work out. 

Here's me with a 30" waist a few years ago. 

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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 23 Oct 2021 01:22 #115299

Okay, I guess that was an easy one or should I say nice job. Yep on the other side of the Lock. 

Dan, not sure if I shared this but. It could have been a lot better shot if I got the paddle in the water. I think this was part of the early morning run that was a bust from the fog.
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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 23 Oct 2021 01:12 #115297

Jeff it were me I would take the floor out overnight and see how much water comes in, if it is less I would think the extra weight is giving more wetted surface.

Or you may have hit a big wave or two at some point and loosened something up.
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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 22 Oct 2021 23:54 #115292

Mark, the main thing I notice in the photo of your boat docked next to Charlie's is the angle at which each is sitting in the water.  Yours is sitting fairly level, while Charlie's bow is sitting fairly high.  (At least, when Charlie's not in the boat.

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The reason this is interesting to me is because my DR recently starting taking on much more water when it sits overnight at the dock.  Used to be I would come out in the morning and find maybe 2" of water in the transom - which I pump out with an electric bilge pump.  Now I'm finding 5-6" of water in the transom - enough to reach up past the rear seat.  It's enough that I worry if I forgot to check the boat every 8-12 hours, it could sink!

I've been asking myself why this has changed, and the main thing that comes to mind is that a couple months ago I built a new front floor for my DR using old wooden water skis, which are probably about 1/2" thick.  My prior floor was made from 5/16 oak flooring, and the new one is noticeably heavier than the old one.  I've always suspected that most of the water that leaks into my boat overnight is coming in where the wet keel & the dry keel meet under the front deck (which unfortunately is forward of the bulkhead).  And I'm thinking the extra weight of my new floor may be making the difference between that part of the hull being up out of the water vs in the water when the boat is tied up at the dock.

I've lived with the "minor" leak for years since getting my DR.  But I'm not comfortable living with the new mo major leak.  I think my first solution is simply going to be installing an automatic bilge pump.  But at some point I fear I may actually need to bite the bullet and fix the leak!
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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 22 Oct 2021 23:48 #115291

Charlie and I  docked together.

Can anyone guess where we are at?

 







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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 22 Oct 2021 23:12 #115290

My guess is the restaurant below the Watts Barr dam. 
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Charlie and I  docked together.

Can anyone guess where we are at?

 
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Completely Random Feather Craft Photos 22 Oct 2021 02:09 #115281

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All these pictures were taken in 2013. The first two were at a picnic lunch stop on the Clinch River. The last two were taken at the Flying boatman club house.
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