|The QT lines are very pleasing to the eye. (photo D.Raymond)|
Launch Day today! Beautiful, Sunny, warm, cool breeze, clear fresh water, very good friends and a great little boat. All the things a guy wants to make him happy.
|Launch Day! The best she'll ever look. And now,|
for the use and abuse and adventure that
she was built for.
|My lovely wife did the honors of with a bottle that was left over from|
our wedding ceremony 3 years ago.
|First row, my sailing friend and his wife.|
He was my first real guide into boating.
|My neighbors and friends even came out|
and rowed very ably.
|Ya, he's a trusted friend, he's got my wife and my boat. (photo D.Raymond)|
I will definitely get to work on a mast and sail. We found that a parasol and an oar in the sculling notch can to pretty well for a beam reach and taking off wind.
|Our Down wind parasol (parasail) or umbrellaker.|
I used an oar in the sculling notch and got great steering
|Rudder, I don't need no stinking rudder! (photo D.Raymond)|
I will have to give some thought to a critique of the boat on it's first day out. Got lot's of nice comments from people passing by and showed at least two different people Jim's book on how to build this boat.
I am really looking forward to doing my version of Swallows & Amazons on these lakes that are filled with little coves and islands and fish and snakes and clear sweet water.
|QT"x" flat iron skiff, "Whisp"|
Ready for adventure.
|Happy to be 'Simply Messin' About'|