Sunday, November 29, 2015
"Nice boat." "Nice boat."
The title for this post was the opening exchange as we passed each other where the Elizabeth River turns a corner to the southern branch. It was a brief meeting with him telling me he built his New Jersey Sea Bright Skiff a dozen years ago, and I telling him that I built the Welsford yawl a decade ago. He said he has never crossed paths with another home built wooden boat. I said not just wooden boats meeting, but both built with lapstrake construction, a rarity for this area. Yeah, he said, most guys take the easy way out. We both smiled. Then he went on his way, I went on mine.