July 2017 Archives

Averisera-NEST Bound

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The New England Solo Twin Race is a favorite. Sometimes, we think it is part of the Averisera adventure. So far, we have two fourths and a third in class. This year, maybe better... maybe not. New sails and a newly refurbished bottom painted with an anti fouling that isn't Oh well...

Love to sail the boat no matter what.

Boys and their boats

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Grandson, Z, came over a few weeks ago and asked if he could build a boat of his design in our garage. Of course we said yes. Why stop a budding young naval architect just because he's eight years old. Norm showed Z how to lay out a design and the two went off to buy materials. The design was then lofted on the garage (boat shop?) floor, pieces cut and assembled. About eight or ten hours later, it was floating. Some more work and redesign was required so Grandma Elizabeth stepped in and set everything right.

When asked if he'd like to have a gentle curve to the hull line, Z said, "No. It will take too long." Boy knows what he wants. He float tested the boat and it worked just fine. The grin on his face told a long story. Good job, Z.


Cape Cod Fog

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It was foggy for Father's Day but we went out anyway. There was a dredge working the inlet to Stage Harbor and that made some interesting watching. 


A month or so later, not much has changed. We have had some nice days for certain. Check out the look at a regatta for Optis at Stone Horse YC in Harwich.

Daughter Laura's new boat

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Some months ago we thought Laura was going to buy a small C&C. Well, turns out she didn't. Instead she found a nearby O'Day 242 in beautiful condition. It is now the new boat in the family. Not sure of the name yet but Chop Suey is painted on the side.

Out for a sail the other day. Yes, jib trim is slow... yeah, yeah. Nice little boat, very comfy and a nice sailor. Heading out to the islands near Westport and Norwalk on Long Island Sound.

Launching in Greenwich. Thanks to Rich Gold for a free tie up that night.

Laura departing Greenwich Harbor  as captin of her own vessel. Gotta love the smile.

Grandpa and luke in the dink.

Luke, steering and trimming main. Buddy, it's not an opti but you're on the right track!
Luke under sail away from deserted island in background.

Marc reacting to mom's new boat.
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Laura hiding in a coffee cup!

Winsome restoration

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Work on the Yankee 30, Winsome, progresses. The boat is cleaned, gear sorted, bottom painted and she's about to launch. Some pictures of the work during June and July.
A drawing of the Yankee 30 as designed originally. Some later versions had taller rigs, deeper keels, and sparser interiors.

Varnished hatch boards and compass shelf. Very pretty teak.

Rebuilt forward hatch and new plexi and vent. Of course, a nice varnish job, too.

Mama testing the electric circuits in the mast. The step ladder is mounted in the truck bed. Everything works.
Winsome ready to launch.

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