I was asked to write a piece for the Kettenburg and Classic Yacht Regatta 2015 program this past summer. It's a bit of an ode to wooden boats, entitled Dock Walking Musings. Whether you own a wooden boat or simply enjoy them, I think you'll enjoy this short read. Click here to read the full article. Here's an excerpt:
As I walk the docks on any given day, my eye is drawn to the fittings and parts that make up the rigging of our boats. I not only notice irregularities or potential problems, for that is the nature of my work as a rigger, but I am drawn to the hardware and fittings, which are beautiful in their manufacture and function.