Archive for April, 2010

Sample Copy has Arrived!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

It really does exist. And it’s lovely! No, you can’t have yours yet. This is a sample copy that was FedExed to me from the printer in South Korea. Your copy is coming by sea for a promised arrival date around May 19. It will be worth waiting for.

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An excerpt in Yachting magazine

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The April issue of Yachting.

An excerpt of my book is in the April issue of Yachting magazine.

Click here for the article online.

Click here for a PDF of the article.

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“Dear Chuck,

What a wonderful article in Yachting.

I just read your introduction in Yachting and both cried and laughed. Can’t wait for the book.  Some years back, my wife and I talked with you about Meridian.   We have always loved your designs.”

T.W. (reprinted with permission)

Chuck in model shop

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

I first sailed into Bequia in 1975.  In those days the boys of the town were carving boat models out of coconuts and selling them to the tourists.  Over the years the bar was raised. A few years ago they moved off of the beach and got a little shop. But even today the models, though much improved, still are carved by hand, show slight imperfections, and are not of molded fiberglass imported from China!  Buy one soon, for this will sadly change.

Sailing in the Grenadines

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Doing what I love best

In late March I got to sail in the Grenadines with a bunch of my friends. There is NOTHING in the world more fun than this! As I view this I notice that I’m aging at age 65.


Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

PETUNIA in 2010

Here’s PETUNIA in my barn at the end of a long Maine winter. I figured after 73 years it was time to take her brightwork completely down to wood, sand and resand it, then seal and build up the varnish to take her the next 73 years. She’s in close to new condition, and no, she’s not and will never be for sale!