Greetings from Sjogin and Ourhouse on this cool and blustery Christmas Day. Little progress lately but the post Holiday period shows promise. Enjoy slowly my friends. … I promise this will be the last time the swag is placed on the stem. Next Christmas it will be back on the mast, perhaps while hove to. […]
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Beaton’s moved the mast into the shed next to Sjogin and I actually put tool to wood. A few feet of very old varnish was scraped off before your frozen fingered friend was sent running to the wood stove. The varnish is very old; it seems to leap off the mast when touched by a […]
Sitting by the fire on this bright Christmas Day and dreaming of our first heave to off Swan Point next year. Sjogin waits patiently in the shed for Spring and such work as I can do in the cold weather. Little else to report other than making sketches for the new cockpit and cabin arrangements. […]
Also getting ready for the Duckboat Worlds next Friday. The deck will get a quick scrapping and paint job but that’s about it. After the coaming came out it was clear that some slab carpentry needs to be done all the way aft and on either side of the forward ends. This was all expected […]
these past few weeks but expect some activity over the next few weeks. I’ve been busy with work and recovering from a kidney stone and low back issues. On the mend now and will be removing the cockpit and cockpit soles along with the ceiling in the cabin. Once accesible, the below water butt blocks will be […]
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 […]
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…..