This last weekend I fired up the old Jotel wood stove. I hand sanded all the brightwork with 220 grit then cut in a single coat of TotalBoat “Wood Finish” varnish. There are just a few more details before she’s ready for her Spring launch.
Category: Wooden Boats
Moving the Staysail Sheets, Fairleads and Cam-Cleats
This last weekend I moved the port and starboard fairleads and cam-cleats for the staysail sheets.I’ve posted 4 photos. The first is a full photo of the starboard side of our Dudley Dix design Cape Henry 21. You can see the cam-cleat mounted to the deck in front of the horn-cleat. This location has had…
The Day After Christmas!
This weekend I removed the hatch cover for the companion way on my sailboat, a Cape Henry 21. I sanded it fair and added a coat of brightwork. I then tore apart my free standing sander and repaired the main belt pulley.The two weekends prior I removed my burned out stove and replaced it with…
Another Day on the Columbia!
Memorial Day Sail 2020
Getting Ready for Sailing Season
Saturday. A couple of weeks ago, I inflated the Bombard, cleaned her up and put a coat of bottom paint on. Yesterday I pulled “Slough Coot” to the nearby boat ramp and rigged her. Today we launch!! It’s summer time!!
Here are more photos of our Osprey couple. My next door neighbor took the close up in flight photo. She has her camera set up on a step ladder. She obviously has a nice camera!! We should have chicks by mid-May. Stay tuned.
Boats and Birds
Today I re-rigged our Cape Henry 21 “Slough Coot”. I added two new furled headsails, a large Genoa and a staysail. This will allow me to easily single handedly sail this vessel without leaving the safety of the cockpit. She’s back in storage and will be launched next month. Here are a few picks of…
TSCA Skiff – Topside Paint
Today I faired the epoxy fairing compound. Sanding the hull smooth and fair. Then gave her a fresh coat of Pettit EZPoxy Jade Green topside paint.
Salt Bay Skiff – Mast, Boom and Sprit Pole Complete
Today the mast, boom and sprit pole are complete and ready for the sail.