Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fair Weather





It did not rain today like it did all yesterday evening. Thunderboomers. I was able to sand and fair the hull after laying the last bottom fabric yesterday.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Carbon Planks





Made carbon fiber planks on the Core Sound Hull.The two sheer panels were laminated with plainweave fabric to stiffen them. First the screw holes were filled and the form faired. Next, an all over sanding leveled all joints and holes. Then the corners of the transom were rounded over using a router and the chines were softened with a rasp and more sanding. The fabric was tretched using tape and staples and wet out with 26-30oz. of mixted epoxy per side. This was well worked into the fabric with a spreader squeegee.

Callahan Cup


Friday, 24th of July, 2009
BayHead Yacht Club
A-cats are the best, and the company was superb.
TORCH took second place. Don't know who won, SPYDER looked great, GHOST was there, TAMWOCK in new paint, nice blue and new logo also, MARY ANN, and VAPOR. Four John Brady A-cats. This is a crazy course with four classes all out together. Sandpipers, duckboats, A-cats and E-scows all sailing from the same committee boats. Just nuts when we all end up at the same mark at the same time.
John was driving, Max navigating, Henry on Mainsheet, Suzie & I had backstays. Christian made us all happy to be alive.
The film is SPYDER between races.
video

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bottoms Up


I turned the boat a few days ago and have been busy prepping for the carbon sides.

Poo Canoe

http://www.sheeppoopaper.com/news.asp

Monday, July 13, 2009

SmallReach 2009


Maine is a beautiful place.
see pictures

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

TSCA July Meeting

Red Dragon, Capt'n Pete's chantey Sing Along. Her's truly is shanghaied as a Judge for St. Mike's along with a workshop. The guys are going sailing tomorrow down to Tyson's shoals. I have to go to SolidWorks training. Andy & Jenny do a super job on the newsletter. Lots of new members show up. Roger from down riverside. Munson's from PA. and the regulars minus Ron & TomS.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wooden Boat Show Mystic, CT















Sat. June 28