Intemann/Red Mountain Trail

Lisa and I went for nice little hike yesterday on the Paul Intemann trail connecting to Red Mountain trail over in Manitou Springs. For the middle of winter, this January day of 56 degrees F was quite pleasant.

Paul Intemann Trailhead

Paul Intemann Trailhead

 

 

 

The parking for the trailhead is only a hundred yards or so away from the beginning of the famous Pikes Peak Cog Railroad and the very popular Manitou incline. Well, the Manitou incline railway is no longer there but the remaining steep incline is   Continue reading

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Sea Kayak – Refinish 2014

I built a Chesapeake Light Craft, Chesapeake 17LT sea kayak back in March of 2007. I use it every year, though mostly on lakes, so it doesn’t get much abuse. The intense Colorado sun probably takes its toll more than anything else. Periodically, these wooden boats need to be refinished because the sun will break down the epoxy covering the boat and the varnish offers UV protection.

CH17LT Sea Kayak before sanding

CH17LT Sea Kayak before sanding

 

Sun and weather dulls the finish

Sun and weather dulls the finish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sanded down the entire hull and deck with   Continue reading