Â 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.Â That is my next adventure.