Eider: Vanessa Launched

April 29, 2012. This last week my friend Kirk Gresham made another trip down from Port Townsend to give me a sailing lesson. The big problem was there was no wind….again!

Here are a few photos of “Vanessa” (Eider) in the water.

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  1. Rob
    Posted August 3, 2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Dear Mr Baccellieri,

    I’m sure looking forward to seeing Vanessa at the Wooden Boat Festival. This year I have to be content with attending only on Saturday. But that is better than what it had seemed like earlier before airline tickets dropped in price.

    I have just completed an Annapolis Wherry and I am looking for a follow up sailboat project. The two projects that were in the running were Oughtred’s Sooty Tern (McMullen’s Rowan) and Devlin’s Winter Wren. I’m partial to the gaff rig with a bowsprit for the jib. I ‘ve seen Rowan under sail and the sail plan gets high marks for user friendly and so towable. At this point I’ve pretty well settled on the Eider but I must decide if the kit is justifiable. I’m afraid the shipping from WA to OH will be prohibitive. I hope to get that question answered at Port Townsend. If the wind would come up and be conducive to getting out of the harbor on Saturday and you would be willing to take Vanessa out for a short loop I’d like to see how she handles. If not I’ll settle for a good look at her in her slip. Thanks for the great blog of the build. The photos are excellent and your time frame is very helpful. (If I double the time it took you I should be in the ballpark for me!)

    Best regards,

    Rob Nofziger

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