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Scow Camp 2016

Ohio scow experts Jeff Patten and Joe Ewing crewed for Potomac  sailors Jack Sheehan, Carl Schaefer, Will Fenn, Trip Hook and others,  as a way to transfer some knowhow.

Potomac sailors wrote down their impressions afterward and we share this now as a way to help everyone appreciate what these generous sailors imparted during their weekend in our fair city.  

Jeff and Joe…thank you sooo much for your long drive and gracious coaching! Continue reading Scow Camp 2016

“Scooty Puff” joins the Fleet!

Showing sprit and hood cover
Sprit is on! All that remains are running the lines.

Jack Sheehan completed conversion of his 1987 Johnson on Feb. 5 with the installation of an aluminum sprit, hood cover and bulkhead.  The boat will be named “Scooty Puff,” a nod to the animation cult classic Futurama

Jack still has a wee bit of  rigging to accomplish, but the bulk of the conversion spanned just two weekends.  Continue reading “Scooty Puff” joins the Fleet!

Carbon Spar Orders Due Feb. 15

A group order for carbon fiber masts will be placed with Forte Carbon Fiber Products  on Feb 15, 2017.   This is an unfinished mast without hardware or crane.  The cost without shipping is $1825.

Anyone wishing to participate in this group purchase must write a deposit check payable to Forte Carbon Fiber in the amount of $1000 and send it post marked on or before Feb. 15 to Stewart Harris, 1320 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC 20002.

The balance $825 will be due when the mast is completed, before the masts ship. No  masts will ship until the balance is paid.  Forte has promised completion of the  masts no later than March 31, 2017. Continue reading Carbon Spar Orders Due Feb. 15