Wet Test Number 3 – First Sail

Aeon’s cream sail, looking fine against a stormy sky


(to start of project)

Big day. T and I snuck out for a quick sail.





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Wet Test Numbers 1 & 2 – Rowing

First Launch for Aeon


(to start of project)

With the spar varnish good and dry, we got a couple of water tests done the last few days. All very brief – an hour rowing with Terri on Sunday, another hour alone on Monday – but enough to test and fine tune a few details before a big “official” launch. So this week has been spent applying what I learned and prepping the sail rigs. And the good news is . . . SUCCESS!

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Time Lapse

Still Frame


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The Time Bending theme continues.

Finished up the Time Lapse video last night, and have it posted now. You’ll recall at the start of the project I put an old video camera on a tripod in the corner of the basement.

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Masts, Sprits, Sails and Such

Rigging Test 


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Been varnishing (le Tonk-ing?) the sprits and masts all week. This was after testing the sail fit and marking off hardware locations, cut-off lengths for sprits, attachments spots, etc. Continue reading “Masts, Sprits, Sails and Such”

Breaking Radio Silence

Toting Aeon 


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I know, I know. It’s like I threw a big party, then took a couple of weeks off. But really, I’ve been keeping very busy.

In the meantime, here: This is the article appearing in the local arts and culture weekly:

Cville Weekly Article

Very flattering article by Spencer Peterson. Photos by friend photographer John Robinson(thanks John and Spencer!)

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Disaster Recovery

Earthquake damage.


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An odd and exciting week comes to a close. The plan was to begin finishing the spars this weekend, but Irene put a damper on that. Still, as far as disasters go, we came out very well.

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