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The Crotch Island Pinky needs – and gets – its own post

On our prior post regarding the Chewonki Institute’s Solar Sail program, our friend Ben Harris was kind enough to provide some great commentary and point out his favorite Chewonki boat, the Crotch Island Pinky. We are posting the photo Ben linked to, the source of which is the Scholarshipwrights of Rockland, which seems to be [...]

Excellent article on lug rigs by CLC’s John C. Harris

John Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft recently published a nice piece, “Lug Nuts,” on the virtues and characteristics of the lug rig. I’d recommend it for anyone picking a sail for a small boat (or selecting a boat to acquire.

Sawed? Chiseled? Just for fun, a wooden boat answer to Food Network’s “Chopped”

We here at Chine bLog are decidedly down on most of what comes across the cable wire these days as TV programming. I realize that, with the Charlie Sheen show fresh on our minds, this is hardly a brave statement. I say it, however, to distinguish from the pack of schlock one program I really [...]

’round the blogs – great stuff from elsewhere in the traditional boat blogosphere

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 [...]

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 [...]

Traditional boats of Spain and great adventures: The Invisible Workshop

Gavin over at intheboatshed pointed us to The Invisible Workshop, a nice blog run by a Brit living in Catalonia, Spain. The author, Ben, built a boat, ONAWIND BLUE, to Gavin’s Light Trow design. Ben seems to camp-cruise the boat around the Western Mediterranean. We are eager to understand how he has formed this [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival LIVE! – My collected pictures

Here are most of the other pictures I took at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.

Doing a sail-plan? You need to read Tom Jackson’s latest in WoodenBoat

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 [...]

Cool sailing canoe from Papua New Guinea

Cool boats turn up in all kinds of places. This one turned up in a calendar I got from an ocean conservation project, Seas the Day, from The Ocean Project. We’ll ignore the pun, folks, because you found a great boat. This appears to be a double hull canoe of sorts, aka, a catamaran. That [...]