Chesapeake Bay Skipjack

5/1/10: Worked Full Day and Wore Gordon Out

We worked a full day on the Ida May. The weather was perfect, especially once we erected our tarp to shield us from the sun. We put on 6 bottom boards and wore Gordon completely out. The morning was easy and fast work, but the afternoon proved slower and more difficult. Sometimes the boards just slide into place and other times it's a struggle to fit. We plane the board a little here and a little there, put the board into place, and then realize we have to shave off a little more. A few times putting the board up and taking it down to plane are enough to exhaust anyone. The salt treated boards have dried up some and they aren't as heavy as they once were, but you wouldn't want to drop one on your foot.

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Tags: bay, chance, chesapeake, deal, ida, island, may, sailing, skipjack


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