Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lehman 12 first sail

Lehman 12 test sail... Using the old Griffen sail.  New Pineapple sail is being built and should be done soon.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Nautical terms translated to Spanish, the ultimate list.

From the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Interpreter Corps.  This is a really comprehensive Glossary of Nautical Terms.  English to Spanish and Spanish to English

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Interpreter Corps

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Trusty AB dinghy and outboard sold.

Going, going gone Green.  The move to a sailing dinghy is now complete.  This past week we sold out AB10AL inflatable and Yamaha 15 outboard in favor of a heavily customized Lehman 12 sailing dinghy.  IF you want to burn fossil fuels this is the ultimate dinghy tender, super light, fast and reliable.  We're going for rowing, sailing fun and going green with zero emissions.

Kame Richards of Pineapple sails is building a new sail for our Lehman 12 fitted with a carbon mast and new aluminum boom.

Sunday on the Bay with the Harkey family, Kitty and Clarie.

Shell at the helm
 Outside the gate on a glorious day on the bay.
 Dan, Rowan and Kathy at the gate.

 Mary Ann, Kitty, Kathy, Rowan and Claire,

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Sailing Dinghy progress update

 Mock up of new mast base, Reinforcing rib and side seats nearing completion.

New carbon fiber composite side seats will be enclosed to create large flotation tanks.  Rowing oars 8' long will stow securely along side the seats when in sailing mode.   In rowing mode, optimal trim will be achieved by utilizing movable seats.
Aft seat is also planned as a huge floation tank, facilitating self rescue.