Keeping WOODEN BOATS alive.

Keeping wooden boats floating can be daunting. There is always a problem to address and more coats of varnish to apply. Always a race to get to in to short of a time. ( most of us still sail and do not have motors big enough to get us places with out the sail up) The pace of life on a wooden boat is slower but surely good for the soul.  We, wooden boat owners, certainly have an obsession. Wooden boats are a dream. You cant imagine the amount of work and craftsmenship that has gone into a wooden boat. The sound that resonates off a wooden hull while slipping thru the water is mesmerizing and will lull you to sleep. The creaks and groans of a wooden boat are of a primal comfort.

Next weekend is the Antique Boat Show in Kingston New York. It is put on by the Antique  Boat society . These guys are suckers for wooden boats and try to keep wooden boats showing, moving and remembered.

Soon after starts the classic races on  Long Island Sound, part of the wooden boat series.     These september and october regattas are when wooden boat owners get to show off our beauties and compete with each other. It is wonderful to see so many shapes and sizes of wooden boats out and about on these days. Wooden boats are few and far. American’s wooden boat scene is a drop in the ocean of wooden boats when  compared to Europe.

Tiger Maru- Polish Built Boat Tortola sloop David's boat has sailed the world its wood antigua classics Bahamas boat acorn skiff DSC_0261 woodie gutherie off bannermins sland eggimogin reach regatta- no wind at the start DSC_0971 DSC_1436_3 DSCF1350 before the start- Long Island Sound

We are wooden boat lovers. Ice boats made of wood on the ice of the Hudson River.
We are wooden boat lovers. Ice boats made of wood on the ice of the Hudson River.

Published by Dana Carini

Sailing thru water. restoring and refinishing wooden boats and homes. Handcrafting a collection of last a lifetime- inheritable objects. ( worldsendny) Inspiration comes from the places we sail, the people we meet and the history of long ago.

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