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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My daughter's wedding

My lovely daughter Heather married our handsome and charming new Son in Law Kevin last September.  I made this video of the wedding that I think you may enjoy.  It was a lighthearted ceremony that was a lot of fun.  I built the wedding arch that they were married under, using my Shopsmith.  Heather and Kevin plan to use this arch in their yard when they buy a home together in the near future.  They were married at the Everett Yacht club, which has a spectacular view of the bay.  In the background is where I daysail Ellie. Directly behind and slightly left of the wedding arch is Hat Island.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video.