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Big step toward getting AL DEMANY CHIMAN under sail

I finished up the spars for the sailing rig on my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe, AL DEMANY CHIMAN today. That meant setting the sail for the first time. Some kinks to work out, but good progress.

Progress on the sailing rig for the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe, AL DEMANY CHIMAN

So much for being more active with Chine bLog this year… but again, my absence often means there is interesting content. I have, indeed, delved into the sailing rig for my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe, AL DEMANY CHIMAN, and have made good progress in recent weeks after stalling for a while. A tour of recent work, [...]

Quick update from the wooden boats of Chine bLog

Spring is springing here in metro-Washington, DC and the waters will soon be calling the fleet to them. I have been focused on the sailing rig for AL DEMANY CHIMAN, the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe. I gave a hint of this in a prior post. Since then, the sail arrived (yeah!) and it looks great. Its [...]

More sparring, partner – Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum “Apprentice for a Day” part II

I got out to to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice for a Day program again this past weekend and had another great day. First of all, the Delaware Ducker has a full combing, the beginnings of a paint-job, and a cleaned up false-stem. She is looking lovely.

For work, I got to finish my [...]

Introducing myself to the Delaware Ducker – apprenticing again at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

For Christmas this year, Mrs. Chine bLog again gave me a four-pack of days apprenticing with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice for a Day program. You may recall my very happy time doing this last year. This is SUCH a sweet deal. For $25 ($15 if you do the right thing and join the [...]