Angle of Repose

Wallace Stegner won a Pulitzer in 1972 for his Angle Of Repose novel. He was Dad’s friend, and I was thinking about that the night before installing the port side seat back in the saloon. So of course Dad got the job of making the templates for these support pieces. We picked the angle by trial with numerous wood blocks until the most comfortable ‘repose’



We also got busy sorting out the refrigerator. Decided to do two top loading doors, with no other openings or drains. This maximizes cold keeping ability. Freezer vs cooler will be a simple, moveable divider. Cold plate will mount on the vertical wall inside the box once it’s enclosed. 2″ solid foam on top, 4″ on sides and 3″ on bottom. The fridge build will take a few posts to complete over the coming weeks.



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  1. Hi, Greg! How brilliant of you to think to associate Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose with our work on the seat back braces!!†

    If my memory isn’t playing tricks on me, I think I remember what the angle of repose meant, literally, in his book. It’s an old mining term, describing the natural angle of the downslope, from the center, of a large pile of residual rock or gravel from a mine, that varies with the different substances that are dug out, and piled up, in a mining operation. Of course, Stegner then applied the concept to the “repose” – or lack thereof – in a person’s life. †

    The “friends of other friends” †that we met a few years ago near Amsterdam, Holland, are house-trading here in S.F., and want to see some of the America’s Cup racing. We plan on trying, first, the “lazy man’s” method – picking up the Dutch couple at their house in the Sunset District in S. F., driving to the Presidio’s main transit center, then taking their bus (it’s running †every half hour) down to the bleacher area, near the East end of the Marina Green. I’ll let you know how that goes, after we try it. It seems easier than taking our boat over from Sausalito – although I’d like to do that as well, at least one day. † Last †Sunday V. and I went out; I saw that it was an ideal, warm, light wind, September-type day. †It was lovely, and nice and easy, for us. † † Finally, I could do a day of boat-building-helping, almost any time now. † Love, Dad



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