Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

detail from Tony's sharpie skiff 'Ursa'

A long, slippery skiff with wonderful details. I'm hoping Tony will be able to tell me the original maker's name.

Wayne's very old clinker dinghy

I saw Wayne slip this into the water at Rye beach in Victoria, just before he used it to bag a good catch of flathead. He popped the lug sail up in minutes and took to the water with no fuss at all. It is restored in a very restrained sort of manner; he has kept the feel of a simple, working boat, and has avoided the temptations of glamour at every turn. The life story of the hull remains indented in some of the boards