It was just a quick kindling fire, more for the cedar scent that any real heat. Simple pleasures.
After years of doodling, I finally came up with a scheme to allow sculling and steering on Speedwell. The standard Duckboat rudder extends about a foot below the skeg and bottom. It’s useful to be able to sail in thinner water. Which certainly applies to Stockton Lake where she may sail soon. I also screwed down the mast step to take any wobbles out of going downwind.
Cedar off-cuts serve here as a proof of concept. (We hope.). The finished version will be in teak and wide enough for horns on both sides. The piece of the left will be fastened to the transom as well as a piece next to the stern post. Both will have a double taper to hold the row lock by tapping it in place. And perhaps a bit of leather for protection.
The deck is fastened to the transom directly. Any standard row lock socket would use some end grain. The wood row lock may be more in keeping with the work boat background. I thought of a folding one, like the ones on the old hunting boats but it would always be there. This way, when it’s out, I can’t see it from where I sit.
Sculling position in deep water. Useful for working in narrow ditches and such. Recognize the dinghy in the background? It’s the Columbia Model that I helped Tom Beaton build many years ago.
Stay tuned. News from deep into the Beaton Marshes soon.
Sitting here waiting for a few minutes of my Dentist’s time to look at the piece of me in my pocket.
Here we go:
This is the ad in the new WoodenBoat Store catalogue.
This is a screenshot of the Sjogin plans for sale. What a treat.
This is the marconi version similar to Sjogin’s current rig.
That was easy.
The vagaries of Hermine spared us this time. Had she started her meanderings a bit further west we could have had some serious flooding. It’s especially worrisome on the back bays where repeated tide cycles back up and up. The docks at Beaton’s barely got wet this time.
Here’s Sjogin after the storm and back in operation.
Video link soon.
for ignoring you all though I expect true Sjogin fans know where to go for current photos and updates.
The Sjogin page on FaceBook is public along with the Instagram page. Wish I could post more often here but here we are.
The Duckboat Worlds are this Friday; hope to get a big Post up next week.
Thanks for sticking around,
Ps: Just tried to post a pic from the WordPress App and they’re now sized to fit automatically. Expect a lot of iPad posts!
PPs: Just looked at the site on my laptop and see the the photo is very, very large. Huuuuuge one coud say. I’ll try to fix this.
Here’s another try at posting a photo uploaded directly to WordPress
Don’t be alarmed if the look of the page changes. Upgrade on it’s way. Be patient Jake.
Sjogin has a sister! Details later. I promise….
Hove to off Swan Point. Had two fine if slow sails today, the second with Julia. Seemed to remember how to sail and had to tack around Swan Point in a light easterly with motor boat bobble all over.
Your very, very happy Skipper.
Thanks to all who have shared this adventure over the years. Your patience with my infrequent posting and oh so slow rebuilding progress is deeply appreciated.
Sail slow my friends.