Tips from a Shipwright
  1. Private donors add $2.8 million to Ernestina restoration in New Bedford


    SouthCoast Today — Two philanthropists have stepped forward with $2.8 million to put the Schooner Ernestina past its fund-raising goal for a full restoration of the historic vessel, Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Jack Murray told The Standard-Times today.

    Murray said a formal announcement at dockside will come in a few weeks, but he confirmed that two individuals have more than matched the state’s $2.5 million contribution to the project.

    The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association is currently raising its $1 million share, and has already raised more than $100,000, said Chairman Julius Britto.

    The restoration will take two or three years and will make the Ernestina seaworthy once again. That will enable it to resume its port visits, sail training and education programs, said Britto. read more…

  2. Tips from a Shipwright- Wooden boat repair (Part 6) Installing the forefoot on a Herreshoff 12 1/2 with Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde

    Tips from a Shipwright - In part six of the latest Tips from a Shipwright video Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde continues his work installing the forefoot on the Herreshoff 12 1/2 Rhode Island Red in his boatshop in Wickford, Rhode Island.

    The laminated forefoot has been removed from the mold and Lou uses a scrapper, a chisel and a hacksaw blade to cut the profile pattern into shape. TotalBoat Thixo 2:1 Epoxy from Jamestown Distributors is used to glue the new forefoot before it is bolted into place.

    The Rhode Island Red is a historic daysailer designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff in Bristol, Rhode Island. Subscribe to Tips from a Shipwright for more in this series of wooden boat building tips and tricks.

    Brought to you by TotalBoat - Jamestown Distributors

  3. Aerial view of NYYC Race Week in Newport, Rhode Island

    Tips from a Shipwright - Aerial footage from Saturday July 19th at NYYC in Newport, Rhode Island. The first boat featured is the new C&C 30 racing in the HPR fleet. Rambler (white) is a 90’ maxi oceanracer and Kestral (black) is a historic 1929 Fishers Island 31’ Herreshoff sloop skippered by Angus Davis.
    Produced by Halsey Fulton - Fish Hawk Films

  4. Heritage Boatworks - Podcast with Louis Sauzzedde

    Heritage Boatworks - Listen to Jed Lavoie from Heritage Boatworks interview Lou about his career and his Tips from a Shipwright videos. Listen now or download on iTunes.

    At the root of professional wooden boat building and repair is tradition.  That tradition runs from the designing of the boat, through the construction methods, and into the the care of the vessel for all the years of its life.  Over the 1000′s of years of boat building, knowledge and innovation have seeped into that tradition and have mostly improved those processes of designing, building, and maintaining.  Innovative people from all areas of wooden boats have seen the way things were done in the past and without altering the final result, come up with better, more efficient ways of achieving them.  Louis Sauzedde is one of those innovators. read more…

    Big thanks to Jed for putting the interview together and listen to more interviews with boat builders of New England on his website.  [Heritage Boatworks]

  5. Portland Press Herald - 77 years spent on the trappings of Maine lobster 

    For Andy Gove, 84, of Stonington, lobster boat racing is his hobby and fishing his passion.

    Andy Gove has figured out a surefire solution to staying warm while lobstering in the icy waters of Penobscot Bay.

    “I take my long johns off on the Fourth of July,” Gove says, “and put ‘em back on on the fifth.”

  6. Part 5 - Herreshoff 12 1/2 repair - How to laminate the forefoot with epoxy for a wooden boat

    Tips from a Shipwright - In part five Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde continues his work repairing a leak on the Herreshoff 12 1/2 in his boat shop. In the last video a 4 foot replacement timber was steam bent, but now Lou has decided to laminate the forefoot instead. Follow his method for spreading the epoxy on the laminate and how to clamp the new pattern into shape. The Rhode Island Red is a historic daysailer designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff in Bristol, Rhode Island. Subscribe to Tips from a Shipwright for more videos in this series of wooden boat building tips and tricks. Brought to you by Jamestown Distributors

  7. VIDEO: International 5.6 Mini at the Landsailing World Championship 2014 (July 13-19)

    Scuttlebutt - The 2014 Landsailing World Championship near Austin, Nevada with racing on Smith Creek Playa. Video from the first day of racing for the International 5.6 Mini – a relatively new class that turns heads with its simplicity and rapid worldwide growth.

  8. MainSail series on CNN about the History of the J Class with Shirley Robertson

    Part 1: The return of the sailing icon

    Part 2: The most emotive racing yachts ever built

    Part 3: Is the modern J Class still a classic?

    MainSail with Shirley Robertson [CNN]

  9. Photos: The 23rd Annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport

  10. Classic Yacht TV | The Racing Tender

    Classic Yacht TV - The schooner ‘Mariette’ debuts her newly restored racing tender, “Kelpie of Falmouth” in Cornish waters at the 2014 Pendennis Cup. Watch her sailing in this film - an exclusive look at what’s she’s like before she starts her season racing the med this week.