|Dan Tobyne gets a nice shot of the barn and frames at night|
|The bulkhead frame sits ready to go out the door|
|Bernie, Zack and Harold finishing up the next bulkhead frame|
|Bulkhead frame is nearly ready|
|Bernie and Zack planning a futtock|
|A whole lotta oak|
|Nice fit and the trunnel tops just need to be sawn off|
In the meantime, we have also launched a new website, with help from Tom Dennesen, and to purchase a t-shirt, trunnel or plank to help support this project; please go to http://www.schoonerardelle.com/. Yes, we are hoping that you might consider purchasing a $25 trunnel ticket for a sail on the Ardelle next summer..and actually the t-shirts were a big hit and we have more in and you can buy them online. Taking “ownership” of one of the planks is one way to make a lifelong contribution to our new schooner and bring your friends, family, or company sailing with us next season!
So, pardon the commerical push but I think the late Charles Shultz would be OK with a little commericalism. See, I think it is indicated here:
Linus Van Pelt: [after Linus and Charlie Brown discover the little tree] Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?
Charlie Brown: This little green one here seems to need a home.
Linus Van Pelt: I don't know, Charlie Brown. Remember what Lucy said? This doesn't seem to fit the modern spirit.
Charlie Brown: I don't care. We'll decorate it and it'll be just right for our play. Besides, I think it needs me.
[picks up tree; a lot of needles fall off]
It is a little bit like the life of a wooden boatbuilder. Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!