Excellent times Saturday as I took advantage of a Christmas gift of another day in the Apprentice for a Day program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. I hadn’t been there since the passing of Dan Sutherland,who ran the program for the past few years and a much-missed genius. Happily the program has [...]
Once again vacation (kayaking,windsurfing,and sailing at Cuttyhunk Island),our building project,and,alas,life have overtaken blogging. Well,Chine bLog is back. The good news is that the design and building project –the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe –is progressing well.
As you can see,the stringers are mostly on and [...]
Great news out of our little boatyard here at Chine bLog headquarters:the main hull –wa’a –of the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe now has outwales and thus shows her shape. There is still a little to do in the stern with the port outwale needing a little more coaxing to get into shape. The [...]
One of the aspects to designing and building my own boat is the noodling on very specific problems –how would X work,how do I need to construct Y,how big does Z need to be,etc. To think through these issues I have done some mini-lofting –full-sized drawings of pieces of the [...]
I was 16 and she was a Gloucester Light Dory,which is just a gorgeous design. The lines are amazing and she was beautiful to row. I am particularly proud of the transom,which my dad helped me do with leftover mahogany and finish bright. Same with the breasthook.
Of course I was young [...]