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'Dorothy Elizabeth'. Building a Traditional Wooden Schooner


Year: 2000
Language: english
Author: Duncan R.F.
Genre: Manual
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co
ISBN: 0-393-04904-3
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 240
Description: This is a book about how much fun it is to build a schooner. The story encompasses unforeseen distress, frustration, and some disappointment, but it abounds in equally unforeseen good fortune. While much of the pleasure came from the creation of a beautiful vessel, fully as much came from our acquaintance with the people the schooner drew to her, a subject more properly developed in the epilogue.
Dorothy Elizabeth is still far from finished. We were so eager to launch her and to sail her before winter that we bypassed other work and went directly to rigging. She needs more ballast. We need a binnacle and chests for cockpit seats. The cabin still lacks a ceiling, lockers, bunks, a galley, and a chart table. We are working on these. However, she sails and she sails well. We ran out of time.
You will notice that there is almost no mention of money in this story. The values here discussed cannot be measured in money. We spent no more than we had to, and we spent it where it counted most. Fortunately, enough was available.

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