Thursday, December 10, 2009

Road Trip

Paul and I are going to Vandemere to visit with Carla and Graham Byrnes of B&B Yacht Designs on Sunday.  Graham is a well known designer of wooden boats, including kayaks, canoes, row boats, tenders and dingys, beach cruisers, tailer sailors, power boats and multihulls.  In fact, I just heard he's working on a 45' catamaran.

Our Core Sound 20 named 'Dawn Patrol' is a B&B sailboat, check out the link, it includes a picture of the 'Dawn Patrol' in action.

We're going up to 'help' Graham cut out a Grand Diva kayak kit, for me.  The Stewarts will be in building mode again, trying to meet another WaterTribe deadline for the 2010 Everglades Challenge.  This kayak, which is a new model and not yet featured on their website, will be light and fast, 18' long and 21" wide.  Her little sister the "Diva" is described here.    I plan to outfit her with a rudder and my Pacific Action Sail

Paul says it'll be 2011. I've not got a good track record when it comes to finishing kayaks, and he's pretty busy these days.  I'm still needing some coats of paint on that skin-on-frame in the basement, which I've promised to finish before starting another.   But Paul has made WaterTribe deadlines before when building the 'Dawn Patrol'.  Either way, you'll likely be seeing more on my blog about the building process.

Good thing we've got some holiday time off in a couple weeks :)


Captn O Dark 30 and Super Boo said...

How fun!! It's always a joy to watch Team Stewart pushing the envelope!

Anonymous said...

It's good to know you'll finally have your very own kayak... ;)
Tell Graham I said "Hey".

(Ken P)