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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

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