Brooks Wooden Boat Course

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Term 2013 January 5 - 25

A New Home, A New Start
As we say good by to 2012 and prepare for our winter term the weather outside is blowing hard from the west, dumping several inches of rain on us.  Yesterday we moved Lucie (our modified Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack) from her garage "safe-port" to our new work site just outside of the science center.  We quickly erected a canopy knowing that the weather was going to turn ugly by evening.  And indeed it has.  

When last we left off Lucie was near rigging stage, though I think we are further back than that in truth.  Over the summer the spars  and sails were finished but not much more was done, so there is still much to do.  Work on installing the centerboard and the bow sprit will be first on the list.  

This year the Wooden Boat Building course will work on two projects; the completion of the MBLS and two Optimist prams, start to finish.  The ladder are one-person size dingy sailors and will be exciting to to build from scratch.  A new crop of students, 14 in total, will join us on January 5th, 2013.  Please stay tuned as we build and dream of sailing and certainly better weather.  

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