Monday, April 26, 2010
Flying Jib Gets Some TLC
Work continues on the Flying Jib Friendship sloop owned by Sara Beck of Topsfield, MA. Sara's nephew Ben Spivak of Colorado, who is a schooner sailor in his own right, and his girlfriend Kate Tansky are replanking and reframing the Flying Jib in part to get her ready for the 50th anniversary of the Friendship Sloop regatta in July in Rockland, Maine. Ben and Kate are a welcome presence in the yard and - with Harold's guidance - they are doing a great job on the old girl. Sara also comes down on weekends to work hard. It is tough work but they are doing it with a smile as always. In the first photo, Harold is bending a frame into the hull of the Flying Jib, in the second photo he is under the bow using a crowbar to push the still warm frame up and in the third photo he is bending the plank after it came out of the steambox...so the photos are actually in reverse order!