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photo by Holly Bird,

Our Caledonia Yawl KATHLEEN was launched for the first time on May 1, 2015 at the Cedar Key Small Boat Meet.

She is the 16th boat and 3 trimaran conversions that Kathie and I have built. Hull was built on used Hewes and Co molds from meranti marine ply, We spiled, patterned and fit each plank. Remainder of boat is fir, cypress and sapelle. Main mast is birds mouth construction.

We have documented the build on a Youtube video :

Launching Date:
Fri, 05/01/2015

Sundowner had her humble beginnings at the WoodenBoat School’s 2011 Glued Lapstrake class taught by Geoff Kerr. I was fortunate enough to take her home and finish the work we had started. A local mill supplied the cherry, walnut, and pine which I used to finish the hull. My wife and I primarily sail in the lakes region of New Hampshire with occasional trips to Vermont and the coast of Maine. Join us for a sail if you see us on the water.

Launching Date:
Wed, 07/04/2012
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