A Skerry sailboat and an Apple Pie pram.
by Christine DeMerchant
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Sailing in my Skerry
I have built 2 stitch and glue boats.
My first boat ever was a Chesapeake Light Craft Skerry.
It is still my first love.
I sail her in Lake Ontario near Toronto, Canada.
I documented the build and my experiments in sailmaking here:http://www.christinedemerchant.com/skerry.html
Last summer I built a small pram to use as a tender for my big boat. (Once bitten by the boat bug its hard to stop!)
My Apple Pie dinghy is a great success.
Not only is it very cute but works exceptionally well. http://www.christinedemerchant.com/applepielaunch.html
Building a boat or two is a fabulous way of building confidence and I think it is a life changing experience.
While the original system
worked quite well as a one-off post, it didn’t allow for updating or
posting new photographs etc.
That is why I have
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This is new ‘Community’
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