Sam Mac for sale – SOLD

edit:  The Sam Mac has been sold!  The new owner plans to use it to teach his kids to sail, so that’s a very nice outcome.  He has also joined our club, so we’ll be sure to welcome and encourage him!

We are offering our Sam Mac boat for sale – please see this ad for details:

Book launch – Ron Holland


There’s a book launch coming up at the Vancouver Maritime Museum on March 29th, 7:30pm.  Ron Howard, a local yacht designer will be giving a talk and presenting his new book, “All The Oceans”.   Sounds like it should be a very interesting evening!  Attendance is included in museum admission.

Decking has begun

The Oarlock and Sail boat shed is a beautiful place to be each Saturday, snow or sunshine (or both)!  Coffee is always brewed, and lately, we’ve had several projects in progress – the Button Swan Providence River boat is coming along nicely, looking amazing!

More knees have been made, these laminated.  Painting and varnishing has progressed, and is looking mighty fine!  Thanks to Rob and Arnt for their extra work in that, coming in during the week, so that the finish doesn’t get damaged when we’re working on Saturdays.

The deck boards were steamed and bent into their curved shape, then set aside when cooled.

We got a start on installing the deck this past Saturday – 3 strips on each side are in place, nailed and glued to each other, and nailed to the gunwales, with a generous coating of sealer between.

Other projects included completing the rudder and getting a coat of varnish on it, installing the gaff jaws on the spars, and oiling the floorboards.  It’s so satisfying getting some of the components completed and set aside, ready for final assembly – it’s looking like a late spring completion!

In the meantime, we had a boat launching on the dock – Arnt had salvaged and repaired a dinghy for his boat, Odin.  She was put in the water and the test voyage was deemed a success!  And our fine boats Vogler and Ragna are being put to regular use.  Lots of action and good times down at the dock!