This is why we love the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.
It has been far too long (we do I always find myself starting this way? SIGH) since we here at Chine bLog highlighted the great posts others have offered the world regarding wooden / traditional boats. Yes,believe it or not,Chine bLog is NOT the only source. Really. It’s true. If you haven’t discovered [...]
I noted recently that Jordan Boats in the UK has started producing Iain Oughtred design kits. They have licensed the patterns to Hewes &Company of Maine in North America. I am guessing that this a quality kits,though they are for experienced builders (no materials provided other than the cut lumber). Even so,this [...]
We realized that we have been running this blog for over four years now. This is the second iteration of it,as of last Winter,so our analytics are incomplete. It is the case for the last several months,however,–and we promise that it has basically always been the case –that one [...]
Call it a two-fer. I have been doing the Apprentice for a Day program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. I thought my Dad would enjoy it as well,I gave him a day of it for Christmas. Of course I had to join him. So he got to check it out,I scratched my [...]
I have mentioned the presence of one of Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawls at the festival. I had previously only seen the design in pictures and it was a thrill to get a up-close-and-personal with the boat,one of my favorite designs. This one is REBECCA ANN,built by Geoff Kerr in 2002 and owned [...]
Here are most of the other pictures I took at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.
Some “shuckie darns”business travel recently:back to Seattle,which means,yes,more visits to the Center for Wooden Boats,which I praised a bit back. I got in two visits and availed myself of a row and a sail. Both were great.
It had been a long time –a frighteningly [...]
I was in Seattle for business last week,which allowed me to make a pilgrimage to the Center for Wooden Boats,a place so cool I cannot contain it to a single post,nor even two. In fact,friends,a roughly two-and-a half-hour visit gave me four interesting posts to lay out for you. [...]
I read an article last night that prompted me to reflect on how I rate the value of a magazine article. One could imagine a star system,like those for restaurant,movie,or record reviews. Zero stars means that,at best,the article gave me nothing –no entertainment,no new knowledge,no nuggets [...]