Two New Boats
Cedar Key had about the same sized crowd as last year, which was the biggest ever. I think people, over the years, have been less inclined to stay longer, but that might just reflect the greater attendance.
To me, Meade's "yellow thing" was the 'boat of the meet.' What a doodad! The photo included is from Ron Thweat.
||What a Doodad!
Jim Renouf launched his Bufflehead, "Eden" It was a rush time for us once we got there since K & I'd driven down w/ my dad---1st year he'd not driven himself. He's 88---so I didn't get to sail Eden or try the new rig.
The photo of Jim Renouf stepping into Eden was his 1st moment afloat in her. Ron Sell photo'd. Her sheer strake is still carbon showing, but will get painted to contrast w/ the whitish below & kevlar tape above, probably a medium intensity violet. I'm arguing to metal flake it, since I had instructions in FL from a Harley painter on how to low tech flake. Probably Jim won't go for it, though.
|Jim Renouf with his Bufflehead, "Eden" - his 1st moment afloat in her.
I think we're all headed for the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association's yearly Assembly at Keuka Lake NY July 15-19, though, so I'll sail Eden there if not sooner. This year's Assembly is featuring sailing canoes, so invites were heavy to get there again. Should be fun. When I last gave the sailing seminar there a dozen years ago, the perpetual argument between "heritage" & "wooden" was swinging back to wooden. So Buffleheads are plywood composites. We'll see what their attitude is now.
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