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Another month’s gone by

and I’m feeling guilty about the lack of of a new post. Here’s a few quick pics of Sjogin in the shed being very slowly prepared for painting. I’m starting from the house down because if the hull get’s done first there’s always the temptation to finish the deck and house painting “when it’s in […]

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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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Sjogin video

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 […]

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Quick sail this morning

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.

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Wind Map

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

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Merry Christmas all

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

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Back in Commission

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!

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Speedwell progress as well

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 […]

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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 […]

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Measurement progress

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 […]

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