Some people would say I am a cranky sailor guy in my fifties. I think of myself as a seasoned mariner. I have a love of anything afloat carrying a scrap of sail fit to marry itself to a capful of wind. I Work for a shipyard that builds megayachts. My personal contribution to building boats for billionaires is in the cabinet shop. I have sailed on a variety of vessels from dinghies and canoes to a 100 foot schooner. I have owned several boats. My favorite was a San Francisco Pelican. Old Time Song was 12 feet of pugnacious watercraft. Not much of a light air drifter but safe as houses in a blow. I cruised the Chesapeake Bay on Dragonsong, a Seaward 23 for a dozen years or so. You can be sure each will be featured in this blog quite a bit.


I have found myself in a bit of a dry spell with boats since moving from Pennsylvania to Washington in 2001. My current inventory of watercraft includes one canoe and the dream of building a suitable craft to indoctrinate my grandson into the sailing life.  That is my next adventure.


3 Responses to About

  1. Rich says:

    We are looking forward to hearing more about your seaward adventures!

  2. My name is Piter Jankovich. oOnly want to tell, that your blog is really cool
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    P.S. Sorry for my bad english

  3. M. Tamin Yurcaba says:

    I remember a Pelican called Old Time Song, and a lovely craft at that. Certainly there could be few of anything afloat that was ever built with less loving care or heart….

    That said, I think you’ve likely been a cranky guy all your life.

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