Archive for the ‘Sailing’ Category

SCAMP Progress

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

I just glued up the transom.  Now for some work on seat and sole cleats.


PT11 Floats!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Here’s Petey under sail in the Bahamas.


PT11 with Rudder

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I’m getting close.  I need to glue on the rubber gunwale bumpers and then Petey is ready to sail to Florida.

PT11 Reorg

Monday, October 1st, 2012

The shop got too crowded with 2 boats in process, so the SCAMP got archived for now,  and the mobile platform re-purposed for the PT11 build.   The bulkheads on the bench got glued into the hull yesterday.


Friday, September 14th, 2012

I’m building a PT11 Nesting Dinghy kit from Port Townsend Watercraft for a client.   Here’s the stitched up hull.   The gunwales get attached tomorrow.



Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

I’m building a small sailboat designed by John Welsford.  It’s called SCAMP and is a project created by Small Craft Advisor magazine.  I’m finishing up the building jig at the moment.

Wooden Boat Festival 2011

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Here’s couple of shots from the Festival.  The the boat below is SCAMP, a John Welsford design. I bought plans and plan to build one this winter.







Sage 17 at Fern Ridge

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

I checked out the new Sage 17 sailboat from Sage Marine on Saturday at Fern Ridge Lake near Eugene, OR. Dave Scobie is rigging Air Born for us. The Mast raising looks a lot easier than my old M17!

The rudder is Mahogany with a neat kick-up mechanism.

Larry, Pat and Dave Motoring out onto the lake.


Monday, September 20th, 2010

We’re cruising the Canadian Gulf Islands, headed for Bedwell Harbor on Pender Island. Cap’n Crusty and I are camera dueling. You can see Stuart Island in the distance.

Port Townsend – Wooden Boat Festival

Friday, September 11th, 2009

I’m at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. This is a Magic Wing, a replica of a 1919 Atkins 10′ sailing dinghy.


This is an Old Shoe, a Ray Bolger design. He recently passed away and several of his designs are featured at the WBF this year.