I went to the boatyard last weekend and saw something that made by stomach drop through the floor: one of the huge trees near the tent had toppled during a recent series of storms that swept through the area. I mean a BIG, YUUUGE freakin’ tree, with a 6′ diameter trunk. And it fell toward the forward part of my tent. It knocked the swim platform clean off the boat directly in front of my tent–maybe two feet away. Fortunately, it missed the tent by about 6″.
In other news, I polished some stainless rub rails back in May 2016, and in the process figured out that my Makita polisher isn’t really set up to use buffing wheels. So I made an extension for the arbor that makes it a lot easier to polish hard metals, like stainless.
While thanking my lucky stars, I got to work modifying my Makita polisher.