My apologies for being so neglectful of this blog. I can make up a plethora of excuses, but honestly, I just needed a break from all things boat building for a while.
It's not you, Rio. It's me.
While I haven't been building, I have been spending some quality time on the water. I've been sailing on South Lake Union for the past two weekends, rain or shine. I've sailed a beautiful Blanchard Jr. Knockabout (my first time sailing a keel boat- also, the first time I've ever hated sailing) and a Woods Hole Spritsail - which I loved, dearly, and the fact that I really enjoyed sailing her only reaffirms my decision to build a SCAMP. She's similar sized - 12' long and 5' wide, and I loved every minute of being on her.
I've got a sailing test of sorts to take this weekend- and I'm certain I'm going to accidentally jibe, throw out my crew, then said crew will be brutally run over by a float plane. There's so much traffic on South Lake Union that it's possible. Or I'm going to plow into the dock. I've been losing sleep on docking techniques, so if you have any advice I'm keen to hear it.
Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere- please say hello to the sun for me!