I stopped by the Tesla dealership today. The coolest thing was the stripped-down Tesla model S frame.
The second, larger hatch on my kayak needed a cover as well. This one was going to be more complex because it is oval instead of round. Intuitively that already tells you that the tensions holding the cover onto the lip of the opening will be distributed unequally. As before we start with an old wetsuit.
Trace, measure, cut, measure again, trim a little bit, and sew. Continue reading “Kayak hatch cover, part 2”
Wanting to mount my phone or GPS in the truck where it would be out of the way and secure, I decided on piggybacking on the rear-view mirror mount.
I figured it was some sort of tarantula but it turns out that a very similar-looking but biologically unrelated specie, the Calisoga spider, is also common around here, according to this list of frequently encountered spiders in California.
My sit-on-top kayak was missing the covers for the hatches. Since this allows water to enter the main cavity of the boat, potentially sinking it in the blink of an eye, I decided to sew a replacement out of neoprene.
The South African wildlife reserve Sabi Sand just announced that they are implementing a clever new approach to protecting their engangered rhino. They are injecting a poison into the horns of 100 rhino on their reserve. This doesn’t harm the animal but should reduce the demand for the horn, much of which is consumed in powder form as a dietary supplement. The hope is that the poison and the dye that advertises its presence will make consumers shun the horn thus treated. The treated horn will become nearly worthless, and the animal isn’t harmed.