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Terrapin Tales

This post highlights a very fine Blog from the Pacific Northwest as well as makes up for a long unanswered email. I heard from Bruce last April via email praising Sjogin and Hove to off Swan Point. He also told me a bit about himself and supplied a link to his blog. I promptly filed […]

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Still removing old bits

A coamingectomy pretty well describes the progress over the last few weeks as the coaming has been removed. This will make the new deck covering job easier (for Paul). Still haven’t heard back from Newport Nautical Timbers. I hope they’re out sailing. If anyone can suggest a source for swept white oak timbers, please let […]

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The Duckboat Worlds were held at Mantoloking Yacht Club last Friday. Our Speedwell was in commission again with her sprit rig. Conditions were less than ideal with a light, flukey NE breeze. Not only that, but an unusually strong Northerly current played havoc with the start and weather mark rounding. I managed to get around […]

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Off Center Harbor

No, I’m not hove to off Center Harbor. Maybe in August but not now. ¬†Center Harbor can be found on the North side of Eggomoggin Reach, right in the heart of Wooden Boat Paradise. ¬†It’s also the home of Brooklin Boat Yard. The Post title refers to a new web site created by some boat […]

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It works

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 […]

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New sprit rig for Speedwell

As some may recall, I’ve been looking to replace the standard, 10 year old friendly, marconi rig with a traditional sprit sail. The plan was to make the spars and order a suitable sail. But I saw a Thread on the WoodenBoat Forum where a Cape Cod member had an extra rig that needed a […]

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The Charm of It

Works for me. Taken from the new read, Vagabonding under Sail by William Crealock. Always enjoy reading about heaving to in a gale and such while snug below at the dock in Sjogin with a cold rain on deck and a fire at my elbow.

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Posting from my IPhone

Just a quick Post to see how this works. Need to see if I can add pics. I think this works. Happy New Year from your Happy Skipper. Sail slow my friends.

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Almost ready

The 2010 Duckboat Worlds are this Friday at Mantoloking. Details here. Speedwell lacks a coat of Maynard Bray White on her bottom, a bit of soaking and rigging to be ready. Found out most folks now lash the stays rather than using turnbuckles. I think it has something to do with causing less damage in […]

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BP Spill and 9/11

Off the usual topic but I thought I should share this: One of our digital (and binary) friends from the WoodenBoat Forum who sails in Mobile Bay was supposed to join us all at the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic next weekend. He posted the following today: “I will not make it afterall. It is hard […]

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