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Great-sounding trip for teens – Chewonki’s Solar Sail

The other evening, the editorial staff here at Chine bLog got flipping through one of the kids’ copies of Ranger Rick magazine, the venerable publication from the National Wildlife Federation. Usually the magazine is a source for pre-teen wildlife education, but this one issue actually contained Chine bLog fodder: a picture of a gorgeous, traditional [...]

More from the boat design collection of Klaus Schmitt

After our prior post showing off the designs of Klaus Schmitt we got some more to add to the collection. We continue to love what Klaus’ eye and style. Take this launch, which Klaus calls “Pidgeon 21.” Great lines and so much classier for cruising the lake on a nice day.

Another new one [...]

Boat of the Trip Award: GODSPEED from Mason, NH

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 [...]

COQUINA by Cap’n Nat

So that sweet daysailer I reference turns out to be COQUINA, one of N. G. Herreshoff’s personally prized works (it seems he might have used it more than any other). She is pretty sweet and definitely looks like a boat to have adventures in. I will definitely be using this as inspiration in the not [...]

Sweet Herreshoff as cover story in latest WoodenBoat

There is a really sweet Herreshoff cat ketch featured as the cover story for this month’s Wooden Boat. I haven’t read the piece yet, but look forward to doing so. The cover sure is captivating…

WoodenBoat’s site has more info about the issue, and, since I am already talking them up, I might [...]