Chesapeake Log

  • Took S/V Kai to the WoodenBoat Show. Could not get in.

    The WoodenBoat Show was at Mystic Seaport Museum (MSM) in Connecticut on June 28-30. It was also the WoodenBoat magazine 50th anniversary celebration. I signed up to volunteer at the Show with the Mystic chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association (TSCA) and booked two nights aboard the tall ship Joseph Conrad at the Seaport.…

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  • My next boat

    Just started taking shape. Finally. Barely. The widest mold, #5 of 7. The shape of the shape finally starts taking shape. Figure 4 in Chapelle’s Chesapeake Bay Crabbing Skiffs.

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  • S/V Kai at the Solomons Maritime Festival

    The Patuxent Small Craft Guild Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association held a small boats messabout on May 3-5 at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons Island. This was in conjunction with the annual Solomons Maritime Festival at the museum. I heard about it from Brian Forsyth at the monthly zoom meetup of the…

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  • SWS Spring Cruise Day 3: Rowing round the Little Choptank light

    Their 44th cruise. My 1st. [ SWS Cruise day 1 ][ SWS Cruise day 2 ] I awoke still afloat. Tied up near the crab sheds on the commercial wharf at Taylors Island. Sunday morning. No boat traffic on Chapel Cove. No road traffic in town. Coffee and oatmeal for breakfast. I was under way…

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  • SWS Spring Cruise Day 2: Solo

    Their 44th cruise. My 1st. [ SWS Cruise day 1 ][ SWS Cruise day 3 ] I awoke on day 2 at my snug anchorage in the tiny cove adjacent to Old Trinity Church. None of the leg pain from yesterday, no blood clot, no 911 call in the middle of the night. And I…

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  • SWS Spring Cruise Day 1: Late for Dinner

    Their 44th cruise. My 1st. [ SWS Cruise day 2 ][ SWS Cruise day 3 ] I was back on the Little Choptank last weekend to join the 44th annual Spring Cruise of the Shallow Water Sailors.  SWS formed in the 1980s, sailing mostly Bolger Dovekies and Shearwaters.  The vintage SWS website has an archive…

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