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Rolling clips from last Saturday

Suddenly I had this idea of not giving a fuck if I am on camera or not. Also on my own site I own the content. If personal opinions or foul language are not your thing, move on! Nothing here…

Neoprene mitts

Gaaah! This is the third consecutive winter where I drop one or both kayaking gloves somewhere. And the winter is just started. One pair I left on my friend Danne’s car roof. Bad roof! You know the drill: You’re loading…

Sewing neoprene

So it begins… after a few more tests it was time to finally start making my first neoprene Tuilik with my own neoprene graphics. For the qajaqally challenged: it’s a jacket with a hood and a spray skirt in one.…

After work with an AI

Had a virtual AW with my (not AI) buddy. Here’s the transcription from a local LLAMA 8B model running in the background on my computer while we chatted in Swedish and English. ROTFL. This is pure and unadulturated AI poetry.…

Sewing machine for neoprene

I know you want one, everybody wants one 🙂 Or maybe not. This one is my new pet imported from China. Why? Well, I tried to order a few Tuiliks from Brooks but they wouldn’t answer my emails and have…

Roll your own

I got tired of not being able to paddle as much as I want this spring too, so I decided to help a few paddling friends ordering Tuiliks from Brooks. Well, that didn’t turn out so well. Brookspaddlegear have a…

Next build in planning

At the day of writing this I got a few images of an interesting kayak plan, a small East Greenland model collected by Jørn Riel, Ingsaalik back in 1968. He went on a 300km trip in it and later donated…

Using AI for posts about paddling

I wanted to find out if it’s doable or not. Or actually, interesting. This is my instruction for the chatbot over at OpenAI, who people have been raving about, to write this very blog post: “Write a witty and inspiring…

Örnsberg Kayak Festival

A great opportunity to meet other paddlers, swap, sell or buy gear, fika and look at rolling shows is the (now hopefully annual) meet at one of Stockholm’s club Örnsbergs Kajaksällskap (ÖKS). It takes place on national day, the 6:th…

Displaying a skin on frame kayak frame

Last weekend I went to the Läckö Kayak Festival at Läckö Castle, lake Vänern. Didn’t use the phone much so this image taken the first night is all I have. The festival was great fun though and I would definitely…

Bending ribs with a jig

How do you bend your ribs? Greg used this jig I made but we agreed bending them by hand is infinately more fun! However, making consistent, tight bends might be difficult if you haven’t tried it before so make a…

Paulownia for kayak building

(/pɔːˈloʊniə/ paw-LOH-nee-ə) Paulowniaceae, the order Lamiales. This is from Wikipedia. All we know is that it’s light and might be nice for building a kayak. Not easy to get hold of in Sweden though. Supply is limited due to it being imported from…