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Email This Page to a FriendPreview: How to Build a Caledonia Yawl, Part 42 – Final Thoughts
January 29, 2015
Launch day has arrived, and it's time to take our Caledonia Yawl sailing! And with a few parting words from Geoff; we're a little verklempt.
– Those in one spot.
– I’ve not found anything else that is quite as satisfying as taking a pile of flat plywood or a pile of long boards and turning it into what is essentially an incredibly beautiful organic sculpture. And the fact that that sculpture then is such a hoot to use and enjoy and sail and commune with friends and family is just gravy.
– Say the word skipper.
– [Sailor] Yeah, let’s do it.
– Happy trails.
– Walter, can you pull us around in the back so we can get into deeper water
– Maiden voyage!
– And I have to say Iain Oughtred really nailed it with this design It’s gorgeous, it’s seaworthy it’s practical and it’s versatile. Fun for single-handled or loaded up with kids and friends. The process is wonderful the final product is wonderful and I’m so happy that I discovered this craft and this trade and a way to make a living. Now that we’re launched where can we go? Islands, beaches, or maybe the Bahamas next winter? Who knows?