Stained decks

Here is a phot of the Mill Creek’s decks with stain added. Tonight I added a second coat of epoxy, so now it’s starting to look shiny, like it will when I’m done. The hull is going to get blue paint.

The decks are on!

With help from Luke and Paul, we got the decks on the Mill Creek kayak on Friday night. Saturday I stained them a dark rosewood color and on Sunday evening I fibre-glassed and epoxied them. A couple of more coats and the addition of the coaming and we’ll be ready to sand and paint/varnish it.

Twists and Turns

This Labor Day weekend I went Mule Deer hunting in Colorado. I’ve been applying for an Early-Rifle, High-Country buck license for the last nine years and finally drew the tag this year. In this case, High-Country means that you must hunt above timberline, which is about 11,500 feet. The hunting unit is in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and I planned to hunt on the west side, though this is the same range where we frequently go backpacking. Hunting above 11,500 feet means I could either hike 4-5 miles each day just to get to the hunting area, or I could backpack in, camp, and then   Continue reading