I went, and mama-nature lit the skies up.
I was on the water today, early on, kinda sorta. Did some runnin’ around before making it to the lake edge, then spent half an hour chatting with SIs, playin’ ketch-up.
Then took Blue Jean for a spin. Played around with hip-snaps, edging, forced edging, and leans with braced support. (you would be surprised just how supportive a swept paddle blade can be. Even one a mere 3″ across.)
Finally got to the rolling thing, and while I never bailed out/popped the skirt, I certainly didn’t do all that great either. Really need to work on that paddle angle thing. It keeps diving for bottom and I end up pushing off the bottom instead of a swept paddle blade.
At least I know where I am weak at.
BUT, about that time, the temps started falling, and I could see thunderboomer towers rolling my way. I kept playing a bit, so what if its raining; I am already soaked to the bone from the waist up. but when I heard the rumble, sayonara!
I know how the weather in KY can be: “stick around five minutes, it’ll change”, so I scrambled up the Radar links in my phone and saw three storm systems blowing in, back to back.
Call it a day. *sigh*. I was just starting to make some headway,,,
There is always tomorrow, as my sis said.
Bought a new power planer. Not my usual brand for one, but it is a cordless version, and the price for all parts was still less than my usual brand of tool sold as ‘tool only’. And this one has a decent support structure behind it unlike the last one that let out the magic smoke*. I like the cordless tools, especially in the planer mode, since the last one I had to replace the cord, twice, because “Imadumshit” set the still turning tool down on it. That drum is rotating so fast it doesn’t just STOP when the power is no longer applied to it. Yah, “Imadumshit” is yours truly in this instance.
So, I am back in business as soon as the batteries charge. 5AH batteries should deliver decent usage. I get great usage out of my 5Ah Dewalt batteries, even using the grinder (which performs as well as a corded unit) and that thing EATS batteries for desert.
* I went through the tool and it wasn’t the brushes like I thought. The main windings are shorted. That poor beast got danged hot to melt the insulation, but I have to say, said insulation(that wasn’t cooked) looked thin as hell too.