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.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sucia 2013 part 2

I can think of no better reason to make another BMG video than a visit to Sucia!  The river otters seemed to be everywhere this year.  Hope you enjoy.


  1. Another classic Joel
    What an amazing location

  2. Thanks, Steve. We're still trying to guess what that otter was doing at 1:25 in the vid. hahah