Archive for September, 2012
The deadwood part of the keel is being fitted.
It’s time to order paint for AMELIA, my Paine 14 demonstrator. Let me know what you think.
I gave a sailing lesson to Jim Dugan yesterday. He is one of the world’s greatest web designers and photographers. I taught him a little about sailing and he taught me a lot about Google rankings. He is largely responsible for my little company’s being on the first page when you Google “yacht design” and my site’s receiving 400 visits per day!
I’ve always said that the Herreshoff 12 1/2 is the finest yacht design ever done by anyone. PETUNIA is 75 years old this year and still looks, as you can see, like new, and is a dream to sail. I’m devoting my time these days to designing and building what I hope will be the world’s SECOND best yacht design- my Paine 14, which should be finished by the end of the year. Stay tuned to this website and I will keep you apprised of progress.
The final layer of veneer is in place, so it’s time to sand her fair. This photo is staged- it really takes two people- one on each end of a long sanding board- to fair it all to perfection. My friend Bob Smith came over and the two of us got one side done in an hour and a half.