Saturday, November 12, 2011

Let's Go Sailin'

A casual sail today with the boys and their Granddad. My dad (Granddad) built this 15 ft flat bottom skiff with a spritsail rig (no boom). It's modeled after the boats that used to sail around the shallow waters off Beaufort and Harkers Island, NC. He finished it about 7 years ago and its completely hand made with juniper and treated pine wood. Even the mast, sprit, and paddles were hand made by him. We had a fun sail in easy 5-10 mph and gave the boys the tiller for a while.


Anonymous said...

That's an AWESOME looking boat. Compliments to the builder. What a craftsman.

Alan White

Waterturtle said...

Thank'll have to come over and check out that boat plus some more he has built by hand.