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9/24/11: Ida May wins Second Place at Cambridge Skipjack Races

The Ida May won second place at the Cambridge Skipjack Races on 9/24/11 in a photo finish.  Captain John Price and the Ida May beat out Lawrence Murphy and the Thomas Clyde by a nose.  It was an exciting finish for the race and it was the culmination of six year's hard work.  The race day gave us light breezes, which favors our light and small boat.  The larger boats with more sail are faster than us, but in a light breeze, we have an advantage.   Many thanks to Capt. Harold Whitelock of the…

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Added by ida may on September 24, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

8/18/11: The Mast is Set in the Ida May

We set the mast in the Skipjack Ida May today. Many thanks to Harold Whitelock and his expertise with the heavy machinery.  We are that much closer to having sails on the boat and racing her on Labor Day!

Added by ida may on August 18, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

8/6/11: Mast and Boom Delivery

We delivered the mast and boom down to Scott's Cove in Chance MD and the next step will be to set the mast.  First, though, we will need to work on the mast, get the rigging done, and make the bottom of the pole fancy.  We are inching our way to completion!!!

Added by ida may on August 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

7/31/11: Daily Times Article about the Ida May

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20110731/LIFESTYLE/107310314/Ida-May-returns-former-glory?odyssey=nav|head

 

 

Thank you Brice Stump for writing another great article about the Ida May in the Daily Times!!!

Added by ida may on July 31, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

7/30/11: the Launching of the Ida May

We launched the Ida May at Scott's Cove in Chance Maryland today!!!  She is now docked and awaiting the mast and boom.  We are beyond excited.  This was the culmination of 6 long hard years of labor.

Added by ida may on July 30, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

5/28/11: Log Rail

Frank Antes and Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden worked on the starboard side log rail of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, Ida May today.   We feared that bending the salt treated lumber so far would crack the wood in half, and that's just what happened:  the board busted, exploded really.   We lagged and clamped the board to try to bend it, but a whole morning's work went up with a bang. 

Added by ida may on May 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

4/30/11: Outer Stem

Frank Antes, Tom Evans, and David, Gordon, and Elbert Gladden work on the outer stem of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, Ida May. We get a visit from Reverend Z, the former preacher of the Rock Creek Methodist Church. Watch as we also work on the bowsprit support, get the drill stuck in the wood, and have to use the vise grips to get the bit out. Gordon gets the nickname "Straight Gladden" for his prowess with the drill, but David grabs the moniker "Strong Gladden" for being able to pull the stuck… Continue

Added by ida may on April 30, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

4/2/11: Mast Step and Knees

Tom Evans, Alain Pratte, Gordon, David, and Elbert Gladden work on the mast step and the mast knees.

Added by ida may on April 2, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

3/12/11: Inner Stem

Frank Antes, Tom Evans, Cody Donalds, and Elbert, Gordon, and David Gladden work on the inner stem of the skipjack Ida May.  The stem fits great, or as Tom said, "She fits like a glove."  Gordon gives Elbert a socket wrench that doesn't work very well and Elbert tells Frank to throw it in the river.  This was a big job and we are happy to be over this hump.

Added by ida may on March 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

3/5/11: Pulling Nails

Gordon, David, and Elbert Gladden and Cody Daniels pull large, rusty boat nails out of oak wood of the Ida May's deck. Pulling old nails out of oak wood is not an easy task. The oak grabs the nails and holds them fast. After we finish tearing off the deck, we will replace it with deck boards and then marine plywood.

Added by ida may on March 5, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

1/17/11: Delivering the Cabin

Frank Antes, Tom Evans, Eldon Willing, and Gordon and David Gladden deliver the skipjack Ida May's cabin to Scott's Cove in Chance MD from Frank's wood shop in Tyaskin, MD.  We built the cabin in the wood shop during the cold winter and now deliver it home to Chance.  After we install the deck on the Ida May this spring, we will put the cabin on the boat.  But that's a long way off!!!

Added by ida may on January 17, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

12/17/10: Working on the Cabin at Frank's Woodshop

Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden, along with Frank Antes and Tom Evans, work on the Ida May's cabin inside Franks' warm wood shop.  Winter has chased us indoors and we appreciate Frank for letting us use his shop.  Notice how long the steel rods are that we have to drive into the sides of the cabin.  Nothing is easy.  Lucky we have a Dewalt Rotary Hammer to drive the rods down.  Once the rotary hammer drives the rods down deep into the wood, we use the sledgehammer and the 4 pound maul to… Continue

Added by ida may on December 17, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

10/23/10: Stem and Bowsprit

Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden, along with Frank Antes and Tom Evans, work on the Ida May on a cool but comfortable fall Saturday. Everybody works on a different part of the boat. Frank and Gordon tackle the starboard sides and Tom paints the starboard rails that will go back on the boat once the sides are complete. Elbert and David, to their dismay, find that the stem piece in… Continue

Added by ida may on October 23, 2010 at 8:30pm — 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.…







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

Ida May Spotlighted in Salisbury Daily Times

Thanks to journalist Brice Stump for highlighting the Ida May in this week's "Shorelife" section of the Sunday Salisbury Daily Times.

Added by ida may on August 29, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

8/7/10: Tearing Out Rotten Boards From the Port Side

Gordon and David Gladden spent the day tearing out rotten boards and pulling stubborn nails. Elbert Gladden took the day off to watch, get this, 5 games of fast pitch softball!!! Elbert loves fast pitch and tries to watch it anytime he can. He still plays softball (modified) at 75 years of age.


Notice on the video segment of this week's work the Skipjack Fannie Daugherty, owned by Capt. Delmas Benton, in the background, on blocks at Scott's Cove…
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Added by ida may on August 7, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

8/7/10: Tearing Out Rotten Boards From the Port Side

Gordon and David Gladden tear out rotten boards from the port side of the Skipjack Ida May. Elbert took the day off today to watch 5 games of fast pitch softball. Elbert loves his softball and at 75 years old, he still plays.… Continue

Added by ida may on August 7, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

7/16/10: More Stern Post

Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden and Tom Evans worked on the stern post of the Ida May. We struggled all morning with trying to fit the board just right, planing a little here, and a little there, but West System will hide any imperfections. The rudder will fit onto the stern post once both are finished.

Added by ida may on July 16, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ida May Oyster Dredging Footage: 12/14/1991

The Gladden family has recovered old VHS Tape Footage of the Ida May dredging oysters on the Tangier Sound on 12/14/1991. The footage is of Gordon Gladden as he escorts friends and family on a day of dredging. The Captain is Bobby Leath. Thanks to Dick Barr, who did the videotaping. The footage is significant in that it shows evidence of Dermo and MSX… Continue

Added by ida may on July 15, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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