Frank Lavigueur describes his restoration project of a Gulfweed ketch. The boat is a John Hanna design and was originally built by members of his wife's family. Frank is restoring the boat in his backyard boatshed with a goal is sailing it across the Atlantic.
Some information about the Gulfweed design.
After our Potluck and March meeting on Sunday the 5th we took advantage of the newly installed daylight savings time and toured the University of Connecticut’s Research Vessel “Connecticut”. We are fortunate to have a former Captain Dan Nelson among us; he gave us an in-depth tour from Engine Room to Bridge. Very informative. Thank you, Dan, and thanks to UConn for having us.
This will allow us to attend right after our meeting; it is just down the road at the German Club, across the street from the Seaport’s South Entrance. Admission is free with a donation of $15 suggested. It is sponsored by the Pinewoods Folk Music Club as a fundraiser for the 40th Annual Sea Music Festival held at the Seaport, as well as other nearby venues, June 6th thru 9th. If you have never been, this Chantey Sing is a Blast, so to speak; audience participants stand up and belt out a stanza, the audience then chimes in on the chorus, the singer then sits down and another pops up. Informal good fun!
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