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Coro Speed Boat II

January 9, 2020

This was the first of my gas powered fluted plastic boats. I called it the Speed Boat. PVC was used for the Gunwales, but this proved to be a poor choice to secure an upper decking. Also the light weight 1.2 HP Gamefisher motor was used. The fluted plastic was folded for the transom, creating…

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Micro survival kits

May 8, 2019

In 1985 I read an article in Mother Earth News. They asked several outdoor experts to come up with their version of a good personal survival kit. I was surprised how bulky and useless the kits they showed. I came up with this version using a pint size tin can. It had everything but the…

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Teardrop bicycle cover

May 8, 2019

  This was an attempt to make a teardrop shell fiberglass plug for my road bike. Plywood ribs were attached together using 90 degree brackets. Holes spaced 4″ apart were drilled on the rib edges. 1/8″ wire was treaded thru the holes. Thin wire was used to attach the chicken wire to the 1/8″ wire…

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Electric recumbent scooter

April 13, 2019

  This is the first stand up scooter I made into a recumbent. It was a hoot to ride for about 4 miles, then the battery would drain and soon you were forced to walk the rig home.

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