Post Thanksgiving Morning at Beaton’s

Here are some snaps from today. First seriously cold morning on Sjogin. Cranky fire and just enough wood smoke to season the cabin air.

11.25.05 Tea and fire
A good draw, wind out of the WSW about 15 to 22. Note the ships hatchet on the chopping block to the left. Shop scraps and split fire wood cut into 3″ chunks feeds the Sardine.

Today’s reading
Another H. W. Tilman book, Mischief in Patagonia. I’ve been working through his books over the last few years. Classic self deprecating, tongue in cheek, slogging on through the bergy bits Brit style. Great stuff.

Lotus
Lotus, one of the original 1920’s A-Cats, currently entering the finishing stages of her weight loss program. Lotus has lost about 800 pounds, mostly due to the use of ply web frames and spruce and cedar framing. She was restored by Beaton’s in 1984 to original design. The slow tweaking of the A-Class fleet over the years has left her relatively heavier than her competitors and in need of her present transformation.

Lotus forward
Note the lightening holes in the floors and the ply web frames. The only structural wood left over from her 1926 construction are her sheer and bilge clamps.

War and Piece

War and Piece This is the well credentialed Laura Rozen’s blog. Well reasoned; slightly left.
Also this is a test of the “Press It” feature of WordPress. There’s a button on the toolbar (Firefox) that when pressed when you are at a site you wish to comment on or point out, opens a Write page is WordPress. The result is what you see here. Hmmmm…

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.