Our current "Just Launched" feature is a bit different, in that the subject is not really small, but she is totally traditional, and we are happy to share her with you!
Hearty congratulations to member Peter M. Leenhouts upon the re-launching of his magnificent yacht RIPTIDE! She was built in 1927 by the Schertzer Boat and Machine Company, on Lake Union in Seattle, WA. She is a bridge deck cabin cruiser, 47 feet long with a beam of 11 feet ten inches and a draft of approximately four feet, planked in Port Orford cedar riveted to white oak frames. She has been repowered with a remanufactured Cummins 210hp diesel engine.
The first stage of her restoration began April 8th, 2015 when she was lifted out of the water at Port Townsend, WA, for hull and engine work by the Port Townsend Shipwright's Co-Op and paint-work by Diane Salguero of Salguero Marine. This stage was completed in early September, and on Wednesday, September 16, at 9:12 am Riptide swam again. She is in Port Townsend for sea trials and anchor windlass installation, then, she will head down to Port Madison, her permanent berth, for more work.
To see the details of this monumental labor of love check out Pete's Flicker album
We welcome all who enjoy messing about in traditional small craft and invite you join our Yahoo Group, check our calendar for future events, and visit our photos pages to see snapshots of previous messabouts and other group activities. Please contact us with any questions, or if you would like to join us.
Saturday, October 3,
Messabout and TSCA-Puget Sound Annual meeting
The ramp at Fort Worden is closed -- access is blocked with large bolders.
So..., our friends at the Pacific Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding have stepped up to the plate and invited us to use one of their classrooms as an out-of-the-weather meeting place, and of course the ramp, beach, etc. are right at hand.
There is no commercial kitchen, but we will be able to use a micro-wave, a refrigerator, a place to plug in a crock pot, and places to sit, eat, play music, etc. Let's get together and enjoy the end of this spectacular summer!
Let's plan on starting around 1000, a bit before high tide; have our pot-luck lunch/meeting as we get on toward low water (a not very low of 5.5 ft. around 1500, and then back on the water or, what have you. Water will be about 6' around 1700 which should be good for getting boats back on trailers. We can be inside as long as we like.
For more info please visit our Fall Messabout page.
Questions? Please ask!
P.S. Don't let the annual meeting scare you away -- it will be kept very short and you don't need to join the TSCA to be present.
For more events of interest to Traditional Small Craft enthusiasts see our 2015 Calendar
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Updated: 17 September 2015
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