Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dad got crafty

Check out the nice woodwork. New white oak seats for the dinghy! Thanks Dad.

Monday, March 15, 2010

9' Dyer Dhow dinghy restoration begins

Picked up a dinghy from Marblehead to be able to get out to Seamunkey's new mooring in Gloucesters Southeast harbor. From the looks of it, I believe its a 9' Dyer Dhow. I'm not seeing any kind of serial on the transom, so perhaps the transom was replaced, its older than '72 or its serial was painted over. She is probably in good enough shape to get out to the mooring, but I'd like to gain some experience in repair/restoration and this dinghy is going to be my first project.

Step 1 - cleaning, seat replacement, paint removal and sanding...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Niles Beach and southeast Gloucester harbor

Seamunkey will soon be floating outside of Niles beach here in Gloucester Harbor. Its somewhat protected by the dogbar breakwater, but still exposed from the southwest, and access through Niles beach by dinghy will work during non-peak season. During the summer peak season, I'll probably launch from flat cove or pavillion beach unless I can find a nice spot to tie-up.

Seamunkey - 1968 Pearson P22

1968 Pearson P22 fact sheet

Seamunkey has been sailing in Providence waters, but is moving on up to Gloucester harbor.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010