Friday, August 29, 2008


Evening race out of Seaside Park YC. Light air. 11 boats out.


Yesterday, I whipped the ends of lines and moused shackles on ELF. The guys were about to bend on the topsail to the jackyards. Can't wait to try that one out.

Earlier in the week I cleaned out two old frames to replace them with some newly bent ones in what may be an early Old Town rowboat. It has the same build style as the canoes, thin planking clench nailed to thin ribs, covered in canvas.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Maine Sunday

Sunday sunshine. Good breeze, choppy water.

Maine Saturday

Fog, fog, more fog, drenching rain, lunchtime sun, afternoon breeze. Wonderful day!!

Maine Friday

Morning Launch, little breeze.
Mike readying Pepita
Ghosting out of the cove.

Lunch on Torrey Island.
Fourty small craft and a couple chase boats.

Small Reach
Regatta 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Maine Thursday

Small Reach Regatta, Brooklin, ME
Schooner BOWDOIN

Monday, August 11, 2008

Down Bay Regatta

The A-cat races were canceled because of lightning. So we took the sandbagger BULL out instead. Played around with sailing light, backing the jib, had to run for home when the lightning returned. Had a late lunch on BARNEGAT, what a beautiful lady.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Building Spyder by J. Brady

Monday, August 4, 2008


The sharpie is looking like a boat at this point. Planked bottom and sides. Deckbeams in the bow and in the stern. Used a tool new to me today. It's two long strips of wood joined with a pivot bolt through a lap joint (therefore adjustable). It's used for drawing large radius arcs. Christian & I used it for drawing the arcs describing the stern deck. Then he cut them out from oak.

Bungs last week

Made bungs all day