September 2, 2015
To: WoodenBoat Devotees
Although we received these a couple of weeks ago, it was a bit too warm here (well, for us) in Brooklin to even think about them, so we postponed telling you until September. We have a new Maroon Hoodie of the pullover sort. It features a big logo silkscreened across the chest, and the usual accoutrements like nicely finished seams and a roomy pouch pocket up front.
In the "heads-up" department, those nice canvas tool rolls we carry are about to get a price increase. So if you were thinking about a roll for your carving and other tools, please understand when this shipment is gone, our next allotment will carry a noticeably higher price tag.
Worth the price of admission: in the new September issue of Small Boats Monthly, editor (and builder) Chris Cunningham includes a piece on making your own copper nails and roves from readily available materials--when you just need a few and don't want to order/wait for the postman to ring twice.
Meet the WoodenBoat editorial crew of Matt, Robin, and Tom next weekend, September 11-13, in Port Townsend at the fabulous 39th annual Wooden Boat Festival. Plus, SBM's Chris Cunningham will be there too. Catch his "Small Boat Cruising" presentation on Friday at 1:15 (with Lynn Watson). Periscope it, and let us know so everybody can watch!
A slightly smaller event, the 27th Annual Schooner Rendezvous at the WoodenBoat waterfront is coming up, so if you're in the neighborhood of beautiful downtown Brooklin, Maine on Tuesday September 15th, do drop in. The schooner fleet makes their way to our anchorage in the afternoon, and their crews and guests set foot on land for food and music. Consider yourself invited.
Here's a new new thing: the International Maritime Film Festival. It's a juried contest of films "celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits." As of September 12, you can start uploading your polished vids. This is a joint venture between Northeast Historic Film, and WoodenBoat Publications, with prize money and everything!
And lastly, if asked "What was the best three minutes of your day?" and your reply was "Watching a bit of the Egg Reach Regatta..." then you should be able to claim it's been a mighty fine day. While WoodenBoat doesn't actually run that event, the fleet of racers meet at Great Cove (our waterfront) and conclude festivities there. Yes, it's a big party.
-Scot & Crew
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