Dock Walking Musings

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. 

 The compass of Freedom, built by Boston’s Wilfred O. White and Sons, is a particularly beautiful item.

The compass of Freedom, built by Boston’s Wilfred O. White and Sons, is a particularly beautiful item.