At the beginning of August 2016 I finally finished building Tootee my 15’ row, sail and motor boat (if you ever finish a boat like this).
The first thing I did was show it off at the Richmond Maritime Festival in Steveston and that is where these two photos were taken.
Then it was time to go sailing. I hadn’t sailed a small boat in decades and I must admit that the first outing was a bit disconcerting because I was so clumsy. I did better the second time and the third time there was lots of wind and the boat handled it well, she is very forgiving. She sails as well as she looks. Unfortunately I don’t have any sailing photos to share, it is difficult to sail and photo at the same time especially when you are sailing in a narrow channel.
The white hull next to Tootee is Sweet Pea 3, another Phoenix 3 we are building at the Britannia Historic Shipyard in Steveston.
The Phoenix 3 has proved to be all I dreamed she would be.
Coquitlam Men’s Shed.