This blog is devoted to my John Welsford designed 15' Navigator yawl Ellie. I built her in my garage over a period of 18 months and launched her in 2011. She sports a sliding gunter main, roller furled jib and sprit-boomed mizzen. Her construction is glued-lapstrake over permanent bulkheads and stringers. This blog is a record of her construction and her voyages here in the Puget Sound area and (hopefully) a useful resource for fellow Navigator builders.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2012, day 3

Final day of the festival.

Without a doubt, the hit of this year's festival has to be James McMullen's "Bar Tender" dinghy.


I caught a glimpse of James towing his keg laden dinghy on the way into the festival on Thursday, then gladly accepted a brew after we had set up, but it wasn't until now that I had a chance to fully appreciate it in all its glory.  Beauty, brilliance, utility, usefulness, hops, barley.  It's got it all.  Well done James!



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  1. With commentary by John "Mother of All Maritime Links" Kohnen!

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  2. Um! I'm thinking if I build one like that over the winter , I'll finish it just in time for the Plymouth Classic boat show!! I could tow it around the Barbican alongside all those lovely old boats........um - now that's a cool idea!

    nice reports Joel; still GREEN with envy

    Steve

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    1. Jim said it only took him like 4 days to build. The design was originally a baby cradle.

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  3. "Displacement is 20l of Newcastle Brown ale.." hahaha, fantastic!

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