I was born a builder and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute turned me into an engineer, and "there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats".
He who dies with the most toys wins, boats count twice and handsome boats count twice again.
50' Andre Corneau Ketch custom built in Holland in 1965, Burma teak planked, glued seams, over acacia and iroko, copper fastened. Sue and I purchased "Joss" as a project boat on the Ides of March in 1986. We obviously have a clue.
"Bark3" Launched - 5/14/2011
Cape Ann Double, design by Vaclav Stejskal of www.OneOceanKayaks.com. The design has been stretched from 21' to 24' to have room to include our golden retriever "Rosie". The primary wood is red cedar, accents are mahogany, tulip popular and bass wood. The inlay design is inspired by a most welcome sight to anyone who has ever stood a night watch, a sunrise. Construction is stapleless with rolling bevels, layup is System Three SilverTip Laminating Resin and 6oz e-glass.
1st Place MASCF Paddle Craft Build
"Susie" Launched - 5/17/2008
Newfound Woodworks Whitehall stretched to 17' 6". Atlantic White Cedar strip composite, construction is stapled rolling bevels with System 3 SilverTip Resin.
"Charm" Launched - 5/14/2011
Herreshoff Columbia Dinghy downsized to 10' 9". Atlantic White Cedar strip composite, construction is stapled rolling bevels with System 3 SilverTip Resin.
"Project N.S." Keel Laid - 8/26/2012
A light weight slide in truck camper shell of my own design. Construction is welded anodized aluminum pipe with 6mm Sapele plywood riveted to the frame, corners are glassed with 2 layers of 12oz bias tape and all epoxied with System Three SilverTip Laminating Resin.
Phase 2 Marine Canvas LLC