|Building boats. Sailing boats. Building sailboats on a balcony. I
was born In up state New York between two of the finger lakes. Pure
country; apple orchards, dairy farms, and lots of white tail deer between
the lakes, ponds and streams that surrounded our house. We never owned a
boat of any kind, but I was never far from the waters edge none the less.
After 20 years and now on the other the side of the US I decided
last year to satisfy my sailboat cravings. I have done the beach cat
sailing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing. I have been kitesurfing for the last
3 years. But I wanted a boat not for just me, but for my wife and my (at
the time) 2 year old son. It had to get the family involved. I started
with the Phil Bolger Brick. Started it on my balcony and finished it on my
patio. The boat turned out quite well and sailed better than I had
imagined. Now with the confidence of one self- made sailing dinghy under
my belt I decided to take a step up and try may hand at something a little
bigger. Something that would fit on my balcony.
So I ordered the
Mayfly 12 from Jim
Michalak . The first part of the building process went very quickly
due the brick that I had just finished a month or so ago still freshly in
Here are pictures of the on going building process.
Hope you enjoy.