Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Friday, March 27, 2015


There is a new safety chain ready to mount on the trailer. There's a outboard ready to get its first pull of the season. There is more gear getting loaded in the truck. Tomorrow its over to Urbanna and Sunday morning early... south to North Carolina to rendezvous with friends to sail the Pamlico Sound. It is rather cold today, in the 40s (F) and raining, but the forecast for next week looks pretty good.

Will be checking in later but here's a couple new paintings before we head out.

Crab Steamin' Day

One Lung Skiff


  1. I love your crab steaming painting,it is evocative and puts you there
    Sydney OOZ

  2. Great paintings.

    In the 'Steaming' painting the contrast of the man against the steam draws the eye into the central action of the painting. Nice work.

  3. We just got a 1915 Acadia make and break from Larry Page via Dave Lucas. Been sitting for, like, 20 years. Howard had cleaned the carburetor but he and Dave were afraid of the flywheel biting their fingers off so called us. We mixed up some gas and it popped first time. Now we be building a 24' mullet buy boat for it.