It happens all too rarely, but I was able to cash in a Christmas gift and spend another great day with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum‘s Apprentice for a Day program. The current boat is an enhanced reproduction (a reproduction with some more modern updates incorporated) of GHOST, a deadrise bateau from about 1920. She is [...]
I had a couple management meetings this week that provided for doodling space. I have been thinking about a larger skin-on-frame craft ad that led me to umiaks. The name then came to me and so a boat needed to come of it: an umiak-construction hull with lines and rig evoking that classiest of [...]
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 [...]
Here are most of the other pictures I took at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.
New reader Alton Stone recently left a comment on one of my posts about Delaware Duckers. He was interested in upgrading his rig and was nice enough to respond to my info with some pictures (included here) and color commentary. If anyone can help him, please drop a comment and I will make sure he [...]
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 [...]
And so, like all good things, another set of sessions with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice for a Day program has ended. And what a way to go – sailing a Delaware Ducker, the sister of the one on which I have been working. We got two little sails in, with some fine tuning of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]