Greeting Cards

The Red Shed in Snow


(to start of project)

Two feet of fresh snow has preoccupied us the last several days. It broke a record for snow in December here, turning our little town into Currier and Ives prints, and giving us fun things to do outside. Between playing in the snow and holiday preparations there’s been precious little time for boatie things – which seem strangely foreign at the moment, as though Summer is a place in the South Pacific.  It is time well spent, though.

In the meantime, it is Christmas Eve, and a good time to share a little cheer.







If you must have some connection with boats in this, look carefully and you’ll see the Walnut for my transoms still drying by the door in the picture above, behind the skis, and in this video greeting card below. That’s Emily and the Three Stooges playing in the snow.

Here’s to a great New Year.




4 Replies to “Greeting Cards”

  1. Barry, Merry Christmas to you and your family. We also got 2 ft. of snow here in South Jersey.
    The video was wonderful.
    I’m still hopeful you’ll find a way to put all this wonderful work into book form.

    Thursday, December 24, 2009 – 05:56 PM

  2. Merry Christmas.Just checked in after a long hiatus.Enjoying your centerboard designing.Did you ever check out the “Goat” melonseed that had pivoting bilgeboards?It was a clever solution that totaly freed up the cockpit with the boards under the sidedecks.Not sure how it sailed.Not a totaly new idea.Sneakboxes often had offset daggerboards to free up cockpit.

    Have a Happy New Year,
    Tom Shephard

    Thursday, December 24, 2009 – 11:15 PM

    1. I did look at “Goat” – it’s one of the first web accessible plans I came across, and I sent Phil looking for it when he mentioned he was thinking of bilge boards. That’s how I knew the hull could be strip planked. I’ve never seen or heard any more about that boat other than the original PDF, though. The concept is intriguing, but I don’t know enough about it improvise that set up with any confidence. The PDF isn’t really a set of plans you could follow and, like you said, who knows how well it sailed? Would be fun to try. Maybe Phil can clear that trail for the rest of us.

      – Barry

      Sunday, December 27, 2009 – 12:32 PM

  3. Love the video and your comments about Dave and Roger on the BoatNuts feed. Happy New Year from Florida!

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 – 01:41 PM

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