The cabin sides were my first vertical varnishing venture. I varnished the tongue and groove for our cabin top in the summer while the wood was all laying flat. I must say it spoiled me and falsely led me to believe that varnishing, in spite of what I'd heard, was no big deal.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Congratulations to the Blu sparrow for winning our contest.
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Monday, February 16, 2009
It's give away time again. This is your chance to win the lovely earrings pictured here. All you have to do is visit my shop." Burgandy" look at the items and tell me which product photograph is the most alluring and why. I have been working on my pictures and I need to know what you find the most appealing. Remember that it's not about your favorite piece of jewelry, although feel free to mention that if you'd like, but your favorite photograph. Don't forget to leave contact info, and good luck. The winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday, February 22nd by my lovely five year old daughter. If you were not previously following my blog follow me now and mention it in your comment. You will get another entry to win!
Here is a shot of the new cabin side clamped into position. We had it built out of a wood called Silver Bali. There is a great company called the Kwai project that harvests unusual hardwoods from Suriname. They are working on getting their boat set up so that they can transport goods completely under sail. As it is we ordered a freight container full of raw silver bali. We shared the load with a couple of other boat building operations to save money. We love the look of it and it is a wonderfully useful tropical hardwood. We had the wood milled locally and were very pleased with it.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
There is so much more to creating an aesthetic cabin top than you might think. When I first saw our boat I loved the lines of the hull and the overall effect that a schooner seems to have. Jake opened my eyes to see more.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
A common and reasonable concern for all cruisers is provisioning for long passages and for the unexpected. The best tip I ever read was "there is food everywhere you go". Ok that makes sense, unless you want to get extremely literal and we are not going to do that. So in spite of the excellent, "there is food everywhere", I have a tidbit of advice. If you are cruising to to Mexico or central or south america and you love to cook with coconut milk as I do, then bring it with you. Unless of course you want to make it from scratch. Um... I 'm willing to learn but for the time being I want it ready to roll.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
There is something magical about a series of pictures making a process appear to have happened with the snap of a finger. The removal of our cabin top obviously didn't happen that way, but this pic says"VOILA" everything is ready to move forward now.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Even at 11 months old, Violet took her boat handling lessons very seriously. We were in Chemela, Mexico when this was taken and it brings back so many memories. Pictures like this remind me of why we are rebuilding this schooner with the intention of sailing all over the world on it.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009
Congratulations to Jen Consalvo for winning my give away.
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Friday, January 23, 2009
Coming from Los Angeles, I always believed scarfing to be eating really quickly. For example, I scarfed down my breakfast before going to varnish the boat. When I found out we had to scarf the mast I felt unprepared. Fortunately the guys over at Jensens on Lake Union "scarfed" the mast for us. Scarfing is the joining of another piece of wood.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Saturday, January 17, 2009
I am having my very first give away. If you would like to win this bracelet simply go to my etsy shop, you can see the widget to the right, and pick out your favorite item. Come back to this post and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item was and why. Make sure you leave some kind of contact info so I can let you know you've won.