boat plans workshop & launching Vogler

Understanding boat plans was led by Nick Bartley with help from Gerry Stensgaard and hosted by Arnt Arntzen.  A great evening of discussing boat plans from 7 to 60 feet.  We learned terminology and how to go about choosing a boat design.

Here are a few photos of the evening and thanks to everyone who came out.


Martha and Brent checking out the variety of boat plans


Daniel and Rob with Martha in the background


Gary settling in for the presentation


Rob, Nick and Gerry


Oh and there was a bit of a distraction with Arnt showing off his new motor for ODIN, his 21 foot converted lifeboat to a sailboat.  Daniel and Arnt admire.


Gerry who is a naval architect had lots of good information



discussing Brent’s 60 foot boat Ricochet


Vogler was launched after an extensive restoration


the kids look comfortable in Vogler


great to see our whole fleet out….Vogler, Samack and Ragna



Members here are a couple links you may be interested in.  One is about the sale of Night Wind on our dock and the other is about the submarine on the lawn of the Maritme Museum.

There is an online auction of Night Wind this weekend.  As some of you know, Michael sold Night Wind last year and unfortunately the new owner, Doug, has had to put her back up for sale. In the short time that he has owned her Doug has had her hauled and had the bottom painted and has also installed a self furling jib, a new battery bank, invertor, and a lot of other items. Some of his purchases include two new solar panels that are still in their boxes waiting to be installed as well as a new VHF and antenna that also needs to be hooked up.
Night Wind was very well maintained and we are alerting you to the auction in case you are interested or know of someone interested in a fine wooden boat. It is a no reserve auction and is on-line only a week Saturday so it could potentially slip under the radar.
Here is the link to the auction:

This from Gerry Fuchs who led a very interesting tour of the submarine last Saturday.

Ben Franklin Notes

Spring has sprung and the sailing has started!

thanks to Daniel for these lovely photos and update…..

It was a beautiful day on Saturday, so Ragna got a bit of a cleaning, and then as the breeze was beckoning, Arnt and I took her out for a sail – there was a nice light breeze, and it felt SO good!! Dale showed up at the dock in his nicely built SCAMP, which was duly inspected and admired, and then he and Arnt went out for some match racing friendly sailing. I traded off with Arnt after a while, and enjoyed another round.

Meanwhile work on Vogler in the boat shed, the hull got all the rivet holes on the outside filled with putty, and the gunwales, stern, and seats got another coat of varnish – the brightwork is looking gorgeous!