Our posts on the yacht designs of Klaus Schmitt are always popular,so I have finally gotten off my transom and am posting some more. The style is pretty consistent,which I say in the sense that one would of a favorite restaurant.
First up,a lovely 32′schooner. She has extremely pleasing lines,[...]
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 [...]
Several months ago,we were honored,here at Chine bLog,to post two sets of designs by an amateur designer named Klaus Schmitt (post 1 and post 2). Recently we were excited-as-all-get-out to have a guy contact us looking for Klaus’s info. Yes,Chine bLog generated a well-deserved lead. It turns out we have been [...]
Also in the June/July issues of Maine Boats,Homes &Harbors magazine I learned about the Mill River Race,a fantastic-sounding race in and around Vinalhaven,ME. Rather than a standard ’round the buoys deal,the race is an out-and-back through narrow passages. In the map below,it seems to start in the Fox Islands [...]
I had an opportunity to stroll briefly past the Maritime Museum of San Diego this weekend. Looks like a nice spot for those interested in ships. I did find a couple nice-looking local wooden work boats. The first is a little fishing boat that apparently traces its roots to the Mediterranean,courtesy of Italian immigrants. [...]
Courtesy of Gavin over at intheboatshed and his recent discovery of YouTube [ ;^) ],we now see that Ted at Dovetails has posted a nice video of his Friendship Sloop sailing in a brisk Westerly off mid-coast Maine. The page includes some nice profile drawings and photos as well –its a heck of [...]
And now we have the one we’ve all been waiting for (trust me,you were waiting for it):the Boat of the Trip Award,given periodically to that vessel that best encompasses the ideals of Chine bLog. And the winner is:GODSPEED,from Mason,NH! [Mad applause]
I am not very good with eyeballing [...]
The holidays are a great time to learn about family odds and ends that you had never managed to pick up. I learned the other day that my great-grandfather ran the American Dredging Company for many years. I guess this outfit was a major marine contractor of its day. In 1932 the company purchased some [...]
I mentioned Paul Gartside in the previous post. He is,by the way,a heck of a good designer. He has a great eye for traditional craft with just the right amount of working boat influence,in my mind.
Check out this one –5.5 Metre Half-Decked Centerboard Gaff Cutter,Design #93 –sweet [...]