She is named “Arundel” after her birthplace. My brother and I started work on her hull as a side project while attending the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design in Arundel, Maine even although her completion and launch would take place in Arizona. Her lapstrake construction was done with quarter inch marine ply, her rubrails, transom, breasthook, and davit are built of mahogany, while her inwhales and floorboards are cherry. She has all of the features, beauty, and adventure of her seafaring counterparts, and is the perfect first tender for a brand new sailor.
Blanket Bay was built for my granddaughter, born today, May 27th. I wanted a design that got the cradle up off the floor (my daughter has three little dogs) and this design fit the bill. It’s clinker built of 1088 Hydratec Meranti ply, with solid Maple gunwales. The plans call for copper rivets; I used glue and thickened glue instead. I painted her with non-toxic acrylic paint on the hull, raw linseed oil and beeswax on the gunwales. I hope Blanket Bay has many safe voyages.