I received some photos from my brothers first wife as I had asked about his Meadowlark Ketch
from years past. I had never seen her but he had always described her as a special wooden vessel. She was built by the Concordia Boat Yard’s master boat builder
for himself. He used some wood
off his property and her finish and form was refined but she was a simple vessel. I think light was kerosene lanterns and navigation
was via compass
and dead reckoning. She only drew a foot and a half and her leeboards opened up the cabin
as there was no centerboard
trunk to take up space. I believe she was 37 ft in length.
When I compare the vessels of today, they are complex machines. There are power windlass’s, hot power water
, nav equipment
. Most boats folks cruise
in today are certainly much more sophisticated than my brother’s Blue Chip but the adventures shared are no less fun and memorable.
Originally Posted by AA3JY
‘Blue Chip’ https://ibb.co/rmcHBnB