I seriously teared up seeing this. The hull comes out of the mold and is joined to the deck. I fly out a week from today to see the boat in person. Surreal.
I’ve had various friends and family members inquire about the power supplied on a sailing boat like Wayfinder. My dad (who will accompany me on the delivery cruise from South Africa to Florida) wondered if we’d have AC power on the boat, or just 12V DC. How does a microwave work at sea? My mom wanted […]
I am hooked on paddleboarding. If you’ve never done it, it might seem strange, seeing people standing on large surfboards, rowing while standing*. But the advantages over kayaks are enormous. Now, I’ve kayaked for years. I love kayaking, both down rivers and in oceans. In oceans, though, paddleboards are so much better. You can paddle […]
Fiberglass was a revelation for the boating industry. Prior to this, boats were made of wood, metal, or ferrocement. All had drawbacks. Metal rusts; wood rots and leaks; and ferrocement is tricky to work with (and suffers from an unfair reputation in the States, affecting resale value). Fiberglass is basically a woven mat of plastics […]
No two St. Francis 50s are alike. Not only are they tweaked to the specifications of each owner, the builder makes their own refinements with every hull. Duncan and George spend a lot of time on the boats they build — sailing them, using them, owning them. They love their boats, but they are never satisfied. Each […]