Timely reports of interesting goings on from
around the boat building world. If you have pictures of anything of
interest please send them in for posting. Don't be shy. Send to:
From: Paul Day:
A funny thing happened on the way to the paint shop today. i finally
finished sanding the second hull of the schooner and with 10 minutes to
closing time I jumped in the truck and headed to the paint shop , some 400
metres up the road. as I revved the truck to beat traffic I heard a grindy
crunchy noise. I pulled into the carpark and lifted the engine cover .
Water pump , Bloodywater pump. Whilst at the counter buying the paint for
my boat I was on the Mobile to the Kia dealer pricing the pump And SNAP ,
same price! TO THE DOLLAR. And so to my new Ironic theory of life:
BOAT PAINT= WATERPUMP= TOOLAZYTOOWALK ( BP
Not only do I have to walk for the next couple of days , I cant
So close and yet so far, Paul
From Roger Dewhurst:
Politicians and babies nappies
should be changed frequently,
and for much the same reason.
From Shorty Routh:
While driving, guy was run off road.
Boat kept truck from falling off cliff:
Moral of story, we should have a boat with us at all times!
From: Craig O'Donnell:
Friday May 10
Chesapeake Light Craft Open House Held at CLC's shop and store, 1805
George Street, Annapolis from noon - 5pm. Meet the staff and see how we
make our kits. Refreshments. Free. More info: 410-267-0137.
Saturday May 11 9am-5pm
Sunday May 12 9am-3pm
The fourth annual OkoumeStock will be held at YMCA Camp Letts, on the
Rhode River just south of Annapolis. Sponsored by Chesapeake Light
Craft of Annapolis, this is a two-day festival for kayakers and
All small sailing, paddling and rowing boats welcome. Come sail and
paddle CLC's line of over 30 boats. See and try our current crop of
prototypes (the Fast Double kayak, the Chester Yawl, the
as-yet-unnamed Sailing Beach Cruiser, and more). Special workshops
and seminars both days in the Boathouse.
Admission is $10 for either one or two days. Lunch is included and
participants receive a free CLC T-shirt.
Please preregister by calling Customer Service at 410-267-0137.
Preregister online after March 15 at
Tent camping is available at $10 per night on Friday and/or Saturday.
Stay tuned to our web page for more specifics and directions:
Thanks - Craig
From Rob Denney
Our new web site is now up and running.
There are still a lot of things to be added to it and progress reports
will be included as they happen. I will not be mailing out regular reports
as I have in the past.
The site name is www.harryproa.com
Any comments on the site, or on what you want to see on it, much
From Peter Barter:
Has anyone built or sailed an Acorn skiff based on I Oughtred's
design? As I am currently building one myself, in France, I would welcome
the opportunity to glean information, advice, opinions on the subject. I
am building the 12' version with a centreboard, have just fitted the keel,
transom and stem and am about to start fairing them prior to boarding,
have not yet decided on the rig (but plan a hollow mast and, possibly,
spars) and am aiming to varnish the boat inside and out.
I hope to hear from someone!
just around the Corner…..
And a USCG
Auxiliary Boating Course may just be the ticket
Spivak, ADSO-CS 1SR
It’s March, and the
weather has reversed itself.
March is, if we believe in the old adage, “in like a lion, out like a
lamb”, been playing games with us.
One day it was 25º; cold and clammy, and the next day it was 55º
Warm weather days like the
one’s we’ve been having make all of us think about getting our boats
ready. We start thinking of
all the chores involved in making our craft seaworthy for the upcoming
season. But of all the tasks
that we have on our list, the one that never seems to make its way toward
the top is EDUCATION.
The art and science of
what we call boating changes with each new technological advance.
Just look at the boating bible, Chapman’s “Piloting Seamanship &
Small boat Handling”. Through the years, sections have grown and shrunk, been added
Skills you may have
learned have grown rusty, new gadgets have changed the way we apply our
skills. But unless we update
our skill sets, we may not be as safe a boater as we might be.
Educational seminar and courses are the answer, and the Coast Guard
Auxiliary is here to help.
The United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary, with its 34,000 members, provides the boating public with
fair number of boating courses.
These courses range from “Boating Fun - Adventure on the Water” for
the kindergarten child to the 3rd grader; to “Navigating with
GPS”, for the adult who like his toys.
Here are some of our
Boating Fun - Adventure on the
Water to teach the basic safety concepts to children in grades K-3.
Waypoints - A Guide to Boating
Safely for older children and youths in grades 4-6.
Personal Watercraft for those
who want a brief, very basic introduction to the safety issues involved
when operating a PWC.
Navigating with GPS for those
who want a brief, very basic introduction to navigating with GPS.
ABC -America's Boating Course-
oriented toward hunters, anglers, and beginning boaters who need to do
Boating Safely oriented toward
hunters, anglers, skiers and operators of PWCs.
Boating Skills and Seamanship
for both beginning and experienced power boaters.
Sailing Fundamentals for both
beginning and experienced sailors (also known as "Sailing and
Basic Coastal Navigation an
introduction to coastal piloting.
Advanced Coastal Navigation
for serious boaters who want to learn piloting techniques.
Not all courses are given
at all locations or all the time.
The courses offered depend on your area, and the volunteers that
make up the Auxiliary. Check
with your local Auxiliary Flotilla or check the national web site at