Archive for May, 2015


Friday, May 22nd, 2015

I will be giving an illustrated presentation at Boothbay Harbor (Maine) Yacht Club on June 15. Also at NYYC (NYC) in November. In getting ready for my talk I unearthed this photo of me in the late 1970s carving a half model. Even after we were using computers to design our hulls I insisted upon carving a half model. It was slow, and tedious, but I felt that it enabled me to perfect the shape, so I did it and convinced the client to pay for it. It worked- the boats performed beautifully and looked good.



Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Much progress on French and Webb’s full-keel SADIE adaptation. The keel is installed, the transom ready for finishing and the cockpit coamings in place. The owner has substituted an incised cove stripe for the Herreshoff sculpted wale. This will be a Herreshoff Alerion/Sadie brought up to date with 21st century expectations.



Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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My friend and former employee Mark Fitzgerald fell behind building his 27-foot custom cold-molded sport fisherman, so he asked me to come in and do some boat carpentry. Here I am with one of the matched “wing posts” I’ve been fashioning that will hold up the hardtop. One thing for sure, this manual labor is hard work for a 70- year old!