Chesapeake Bay Skipjack
The Gladden family finally launched the Chesapeake Skipjack, Ida May, on 7/30/11. This was a long time coming. Six years ago, we had pulled the Ida May out of the water to do annual repairs, thinking that we only had nominal repairs to do. We tore out rotten wood and kept tearing out rotten wood until there was no original piece left on the boat! Six years later, we finally finished the rebuilding of the Ida May. Next will be to set the mast and the boom.