Sunday, October 25, 2009



flying boats

Aside from the anxiety of
seeing boats swinging around in the wind,
there was the nervous anticipation of seeing "Claire's"
keel for the first time. I had seen only profile drawings-
as no lines drawings had come to light .
I was surprised how closely the the keel's proportions
follow the proportions of those of her
wooden predecessors.

Friday, October 23, 2009


I spent a rainy yesterday
sailing on the tractor
re-grading the lane
for drainage
after the dozer and
on the third
rainy day
the engine started
on last day of the season

we had lunch
Clair's main mast's ashore
spreaders got tied to the mast
and the legs of the cradle got folded up
nuts and bolts and
tying knots in the rain
a sailboat came in the bay
haul-out tomorrow
crane day
what is a boat
in the woods?