Friday, May 22, 2015

We Do Too Much - The Launching of "Blue Pike"

During the ceremony, we read the boat blessing written by Jawon Jordan.
May God bless the water and the boat
May we be guided as we float
May angels steer us through the day
As heavens from above guide the way.
After the boat was christened, "Blue Pike", we went for sea trials.
Notice that we added a wheel to Mighty Oak (blue stripe). 

The red boat (Blue Pike) gets a head start off the dock.

Getting in line for the race.
Racing fun!
 Blue Pike is the winner!

Friday, March 13, 2015

March Madness

Time flies when you're having fun! There's an update from the boat shop.

Oar handles getting rounded and finished up!
We decided to change the shape of the yoke that was provided with the kit.  There's what we came up with! We are getting it rounded over, sanded, and ready for varnish!

Both skiffs in the shop getting prepped for spring.  Getting fresh varnish, new leathers, fresh paint job, etc.  We can't wait to get out on the water and race them!

Finally, working on floorboards using the old ones from our first skiff as a pattern.  We beveled the edge so it fit against the hull.
Looking good!