Still cold, about 30 or so when I left at 9:30, wind SW 4 to 8. High clouds, mackerel sky. SAWMC. (Sky associated with major change.) Mostly hove to on St’bd E of Swan Point, then beat over to First Creek and HT on Port. Kept the hatch and drop board in place which helped the draw. No real puffbacks today.
Ran down to MYC and gybed over to Port for the reach home and a firm landing. Pics follow:
The catboat Myth, replicated by John Brady of the Independence Maritime Museum Boatshop in Philadelphia. The original was built in the 30’s and is the municipal symbol of Bay Head.
Myth off Swan Point.
A new technique for binding the tiller when hove to.
Iced tea anyone?
Here are some snaps from today. First seriously cold morning on Sjogin. Cranky fire and just enough wood smoke to season the cabin air.
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.
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, 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.
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 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…
This is Sjogin’s woodstove. Manufactured by Navigator Stove Works . These stoves were originally found on small fishing boats and such; it’s been on board for three Winters now.
Sjogin’s lending “library”
Reaching for home
Another beautiful November Saturday. Wind 4 to 6 kts SSE.
Kent sailing by in his Herreshoff (Halsey) Eagle.
Sweep can be seen lashed up under the deck.
Curtis Point to weather.
HTYA (Hove to yet again!)
Here are couple of pics of my sea wife when we were in Brooklin this Summer:
Charlotte and Tendress in the background.
Driving Miss Charlotte
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.
Here are a few photos of the gardens at 219:
Here’s a picture of Jeffrey and David from this Summer. We were out for a sail on Claire, David’s C&C 24.
Let’s see if “Russ” shows up as the Blogger. Jeff just changed the login names. Site work continues.