I’ve started using an application called Flicstaker to upload photos to Flickr. It’s pretty easy to use which should result in more pics here. … The dinghy is a Columbia Model designed by Nathaniel G. Herreshoff. I had the pleasure of helping Tom build her in the early 80′s. The ugly duckling is Speedwell, ready [...]
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Last Monday I had the pleasure of having Kent Mountford on board while he was interviewed by Kirk Moore of the Asbury Park Press about the state of Barnegat Bay. Delightful day, sad story. Videographer Tom Costello recorded it all. We had a nice light breeze from the West that made for a pleasant sail [...]
Had a chance today for a quick sail and brunch under way. Also discovered the Charlie Nobel is finished. Good excuse to order a new one from the stove’s builder. Copper perhaps. … Out before the Southerly picks up. … Still rough but very functional. … Hove to inside Swan Point. Another iPad Post.
You may have seen this as it’s been making the rounds on the Web. It’a a real-time wind speed map of the continental US using NOAA predictions. Click anywhere on the map to zoom in. Very cool and mesmerizing. Here’s the Link
Just a quick note to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a more Post filed New Year. Thanks again for stopping by. Russ
A quick Post to let you know Sjogin’s rigged and ready to go. No sail yet but look for pics next week. … she’s taken up a lot better that I would have thought with the long haul out. … Ready for her sails. … Ready to go!
With the 2010 Duckboat Worlds set for the 27th, I’m sharing my boat work time between Sjogin and Speedwell. Our 1950? Phil Clarke Duckboat had a new keel, centerboard case and mast step renewed this past winter. Prior posts here and here. Of course Speedwell’s been sitting in a shed waiting to be painted and [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 3rd, 2010
As Thomas Armstrong has so eloquently described it, Sjogin had her lines recorded this week with the able help of Steve Martinsen. Steve is one of the parties that will receive a set of the Paul Gartside plans. It is his dream to build a copy of Sjogin for himself. Just typing that makes me [...]
Just about all of the preparation work has been done for taking off Sjogin’s lines. It was a busy week getting into the swing of the usual scraping, sanding and priming along with construction of the lines recording tools. Today was supposed to see the start of the process with some help from a couple [...]
Thanks to Capt’n Charley we now have some pics of Sjogin tacking out of the basin last Friday. He keeps an interesting Flickr page going. Check out the winter sailing pics in Florida Bay. … And ready to go. With the tiller tied to starboard, a push off the pilings will see her through on [...]