Sjogin is now in the new/old shop with room to spare. The process of removing the broken bits has begun. Once all the damaged planks are removed, the work can begin on getting out the new planks. When they’re ready to start inatalling, Beaton’s will move Sjogin in to the wood shop, quite near the [...]
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Beaton’s is getting busy with Sandy related work and Sjogin’s on the list somewhere. Hope to have her in the wood shop some time this Winter. I sure do miss my time by her stove and sausage bread sizzles. If they can’t do the work soon I’m considering bring her to Maine. Maybe even keeping [...]
Julia and send our best wishes for (what’s left of) a very Merry Christmas and an especially calm 2013. Sjogin awaits her repairs and is no doubt grateful she doesn’t have to face another Winter icebound. Still weighing options for a temporary shelter and keeping my fingers crossed for some shop time early next year [...]
The local height of the surge from Sandy was one inch over our first floor which is about ten feet above Mean Lower Low Water. We’ve lived here on Stockton Lake for 25 years and sea level has never been closer. Let’s hope this storm was a truly perfect one and its likes are not seen [...]
But perhaps not for long. The mornings tide was a bit higher than Irene. Not sure if will exceede the 1992 Northeaster. … The Bocce line held…..for now. … Here’s the view from the new attic window. No leaks so for…..
Here are a few pics from the last few weeks. I’ve also added a section on the right side of the page to show the current Instagram pic posted from my iPhone. Let me know if it works for you. … Speedwell at rest after another spin around Stockton Lake. I’ve managed to set up [...]
It’s been 35 years, but I finally went sailing on Stockton Lake in Speedwell, our Phil Clarke Duckboat last week. She was bought from Phil in 1977 and kept on Stockton Lake at a friends dock for a while. She’s the last Duckboat Phil built (Number 14) before Pop Beaton took over the plans and [...]
It’s been a busy Summer. We’re having our home renovated which entails removing 24 years of accumulated treasures as the floors are all getting refinished. Many long delayed projects are being done, including widows on the second floor for views of the gardens, lake and distant dunes. We’ve been up to Mystic for the WoodenBoat [...]
but the tiller needs a bit of the cut and shim. For now I’ll fit a custom wedge and glue it back to shape later. Looks like we’ll be sailing this week. (Written 02.22.12) Friend and carpenter Andy helped me with the installation last Saturday. Andy was nourished with the ship’s best before his “stand [...]
and the tiller work continues. I found a piece of suitable oak with a decent sweep to the grain in the wood shed. Tom thinks it may be Black Oak. Not as durable as White Oak but will serve well as a tiller. Looks like it will take a nice finish. Being this close may [...]