Re: Eric (the elder?)/Tender
- I've been away a little while... mostly covered in sawdust or varnish
for the past couple of months. Anyhow, I finished up the 'project of
the moment' and thought I'd let ya'll know since it was discussed
Now I can start the winter project... Ronin's actual tender!
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, jkohnen@b... wrote:
> One of our local messabouters built a Jordan baby tender a while
> turned out real nice:
> Unfortunately, you've got to join the group to see the pictures,
but you can
> quit right afterwards, if you don't find our doings interesting...
> My Footloose suits me very well at this stage of my life. She's
> comfortable, shallow draft, easy to rig and launch, good looking
> sailing (except in light airs, and of course she doesn't keep up
> high-strung modern boats to windward). Being a fat flat-bottomed
> can be uncomfortable in a chop, especially motorboat wakes when the
> is light. A week ago on the Columbia near Vancouver I got caught in
> _vicious_ motorboat wakes that actually gave me a scare! There are
> pigs of motorboats out there, aren't there? Too bad everybody
> an Atkin boat! <g> The tugs and their tows and the ships weren't
bad, it was
> the motorboats that made the steep, short wakes. :o( But in general
> Footloose is pretty seaworthy for a skiff. Warren Jordan designed
> for the lakes and bays at the Oregon coast, where it's usually
windy, and it
> takes a fair amount of breeze before she feels overpressed.
> Handy Andy, or if you think you've got the space Vintage, are the
> that would look best with your Eric. You could build the canvas-
> Handy Andy lapstrake like Vintage, or do Vintage canvas-covered, if
> like it, using the building instructions for one for the other...
> On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 20:25:21 -0000, Scott wrote:
> > John,
> > Yes, I'm building the Jordan "Baby Tender" (as in #1 in
> > opposed to #2). At the slow rate of progress, half of me wishes I
> > were building a real-life boat, but it's a good amount of
> > well. At present I've got three strakes fastened, and the
> > is August 1! (shh... it's a surprise)
> > I assume you've got "footlose"? What do you think of her?
> > I could go anywhere in Ronin, but I could never get ashore until I
> > have a tender!!!
> John <jkohnen@b...>
> One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell
> Dickens without laughing. <Oscar Wilde>
- The baby tender is beautiful Scott! If you can stuff like that you won't
have any trouble building a Handy Andy or Vintage. <g>
On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 23:22:20 -0000, Scott wrote:
> I've been away a little while... mostly covered in sawdust or varnish
> for the past couple of months. Anyhow, I finished up the 'project of
> the moment' and thought I'd let ya'll know since it was discussed
> over here!
> Now I can start the winter project... Ronin's actual tender!
Show me a man who has enjoyed his school days and I'll show you a
bully and a bore. <Robert Morley>