I noticed your sailboat when I came on board. It actually prompted me to add some Raspberry pix into my profile.
I like the size and rigging of yours, reminds me of a ketch rigged Nauticat I've been admiring.
We have some repairs to make on the Raspberry. An Oak Tree fell on it while it was trailered in my friends yard. I was amazing it wasn't crushed. Surface damage only, the hull is fine. It snapped the bowsprit, mast, tiller bar, and a bit of the cabin roof. More work though.
I just realized that you have a Herreshoff vessel. Where do you use that? All I know about Herreshoff so far is that his name pops up all the time when I research wooden boats. Did you build it too? How old is it? How about sharing some pictures?
Jeff, the Coeur d; Alene River is currently flooding. It would be a fast ride It is predicted to drop over the next few days. The Clark Fork is up but is not threatening to flood. Anyway, I hope to see you tomorrow and we can talk.
I've not had any problem uploading a photo. There is a small chance that the photo is too large but I'm not sure what the limit is. If you make sure that it is a .jpg around 800x600 or smaller there should be no problem at all.
Your boats are beautiful. I grew up on the coast of Massachusetts so I am accustomed to seeing a variety of lovely Herreshoff designs. Yes, I have sailed in the San Juans a lot, as well as up the coast of British Columbia to the Queen Charlotte Islands, and around Vancouver Island several times. The whole coast is a superb cruising ground. If you plan a cruise, I'd be glad to provide some local knowledge. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
Hey - I remember the Cathy Jean from the McKenzie Festival last year. You had a very nice picture book of the construction. Beautiful boat... very nicely done!! I hope I can make it over for the show - would be fun to try some new water and hang out in Wyoming for a little bit.