Category Archives: Captain’s Log

Coming down the home stretch!

Not to disparage my previous logs, but I’m pretty psyched to write this one. There is some really amazing stuff going on at Clearwater, none of it by me. While I have been squeezing in wedding plans between crew hiring … Continue reading

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And the work continues…

While we peck away at our computer keyboards in the Beacon office, our faithful crew and shipwrights have been continuing their hard work up at the boat. If December was all about setup and January was all about demolition, February … Continue reading

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Sloop Winter Renovations, Part I

When we left our heroic crew shortly before Thanksgiving, they were working alongside contractor Kevin Dermond to secure the barge at Lynch’s Marina and ready the Sloop for the massive work that lay ahead in the upcoming months. As the … Continue reading

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The 2009-2010 Haul Out Extravanganza

Bit by bit , Nick and the crew have been stripping the old girl down.  Topmast off, gaff off, canvas & running rigging stowed, and the ed gear unloaded long ago.  They drove her up to Albany, secured the deck … Continue reading

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Sloop Restoration 2009-2010

As soon as you finish building a wooden boat, it starts to sink. What then ensues is a continuous tug-o-war with Mother Nature, in which the massive forces of water and the detrimental effects of rot battle against strong wood, … Continue reading

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