Avalon is a large craft! Today we consider a sailing vessel this size to be an extremely challenging proposition. It’s not just what it takes to handle such a vessel. The cost and complexity of construction makes a boat like this a precarious investment even for a state or municipal government or a large non-profitContinue reading “Avalon”

Reviewing Finding North by George Foy

Navigation is at the heart of everything we do on the water. I’ve been asked by his publishers to review George Michelsen Foy’s new book: Is disaster… always envisioned geographically, is it always navigational in the deepest sense? Finding North, page 22 George Michelsen Foy asks this question early on in his extended ruminations in theContinue reading “Reviewing Finding North by George Foy”

40′ Waterline Schooner

The 32′ Schooner Boat is as small as we could go with this type and have it retain any practicality. At 48′ LBP, this cartoon is of a larger craft. Considering that boats gain volume and therefore displacement by the cube root of their length this is a significantly larger, heavier boat. This does increaseContinue reading “40′ Waterline Schooner”

Scenes at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory

April, 21, 2021, In checking links on updating this site I’ve discovered that The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory website is down. I encourage you to check out what they are up to. The program, run by Brett Hart, hosts inner city youth, working under boatbuilding instructor, Victoria Guidi. It has been a privilege working withContinue reading “Scenes at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory”