Chesapeake Bay Skipjack

September 2010 Blog Posts (3)

9/25/10: Rotten Wood & Rusty Nails

Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden, Frank Antes, and Tom Evans continue to tear out rotten wood and rusty nails from the starboard side deck and railing of the Skipjack Ida May. Most of the railing will be salvaged,
but the wood under the railing is rotten as it can be. The nails are especially hard to pull out of the oak ribs. Our backs and shoulders are sore to say the least.

Added by ida may on September 25, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

9/18/10: New Helpers

Brice Stump's marvelous article in the Salisbury Daily Times alerted the Delmarva community that the two 70 year old owners of the Skipjack Ida May could really use some help to complete the restoration of the boat. And the community responded. After reading the article, Frank Antes of Tyaskin MD and called Elbert Gladden up and offered his expert boat carpentry services. He is literally an answer to a prayer. We cannot thank Frank enough. He is featured prominently in this week's video… Continue

Added by ida may on September 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ida May Will Not Be In This Year's Deal Island Labor Day Skipjack Race

Sorry to report that the Ida May will not be in the 51st Annual Deal Island Labor Day Skipjack Race. Although we have made certain milestones, such as finishing the bottom, we are still many months away from completion of the boat. We have much work to do on topside now, but we vow to be in next year's race. For information about the 51st Annual Deal Island Labor Day Skipjack Race, click on link below.…


Added by ida may on September 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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