Recent Pics

Here are some recent pics…..


One last look at Sjogin after putting her away yesterday. If you’re lucky enough to have a nice boat you find yourself always taking one last look.


Here’s Muriel, our quite large cat. She’s named after L. Francis Herreshoff’s “friend”.


Finally, here we are hove to on the Port tack (when the stove draws well) about a mile south of Swan Point. The bay was fairly empty.

A successful fire today….

Ah, with today’s Northwest wind Sjogin‘s stove drew well. Evidence of same below:

One of the Beaton Irregulars launched his 1956 Pacemaker Spearfish today after a 3 week refit. She will be kept in a covered shed in the water up at Johnson Bros. in Bay Head. Bob assumes a Captain Morgan pose next to his 1946 or so Dodge pickup.

Finally here’s a photo of the Herreshoff Columbia model Dinghy that Tom Beaton and I built in the early 80’s. To the left is the Beaton built Flatfish Charlotte, just returned from a Summer of sailing in Brooklin, Maine. In the background is one of the Beaton Sneakboxes, once one of the hot racing classes on Barnegat Bay. They still race, though with reduced numbers.

Another fine Sunday morning at Beaton’s

Starboard Tack Puff-back Blues

As mentioned yesterday, the Sardine woodstove (shown below), does not draw well (if at all) in a breeze when on a Starboard tack.

I assume there is enough of a downdraft to overwhelm the usually good design of the current smokehead. Here is a photo of the Charley Nobel in question:

She is currently situated in her slip at Beaton’s facing Northwest, opposite of this photo:

Sjogin in slip

When she’s facing that way, a Northeast breeze like we have today, causes the stove to work in reverse. Sort of like trying to live in a food Smoker. No hot tea today.