Busman’s Holiday

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Took a week off from boatbuilding to build boats — my great friend Ray Gaulke and I were the organizers of a family boatbuilding workshop from Friday afternoon to Sunday at the Connecticut River Museum.  With wonderful help from Chris Dobbs and the museum staff and some great volunteer instructors, we launched four CRM 12’s (a modified Bevins Skiff) on Sunday afternoon.  The boatbuilders were skilled and enthusiastic, and we all had a great time.  But I am beat –son John and I drove down to Virginia to pick up the skiff kits from the Alexandria Seaport Foundation on Monday and through cleanup today it was nonstop work.

But to see the kids rowing off in their boats — what can you say.  For a person who loves boats and boatbuilding, to share that experience was indescribable.

ernstoff rowing

williams rowing

mcdonald's loading up

mcdonalds almost done

scouts putting on keel

ernstoff framing

on blocks day 1

fitting center frame


fitting transom

fitting stem

One comment on “Busman’s Holiday

  1. Brett
    December 24, 2022 at 11:15 pm #

    Appreciatte you blogging this


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