Christening Schooner Huron Jewel Video
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VIDEO June 23, 2018 Christening of Schooner Huron Jewel. Photo by Richard “Dock” Borth The schooner was launched and floating properly at Drummond Island Yacht Haven’s marina on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us as we formally named her Huron Jewel. … Read More

Painting and more
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May 26, 2018 This last month has been kind of a blur and the speed is picking up. With the ship’s wheel all complete (thanks, Judge) we mounted the wheelbox permanently and I installed the hydraulic helm. It’s a variable-displacement pump that the wheel mounts on, with copper lines to … Read More

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April 23, 2018 The warm weather finally arrived late in April and progress picked up right away with extra volunteers lending a hand. We were able to use epoxy and have it cure hard enough to sand in a reasonable time. We made the deck boxes for seating aft by … Read More

More help
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March 25, 2018 As the weather warms, we have gotten more helpers and have been able to do more projects on the outside of the boat. We started off the month in the engine room, building a ladder for access and a battery box for the engine start batteries. Chris … Read More

Building Schooner Huron Jewel Video
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VIDEO March 4, 2018 Many folks have come by the boat house at various times to see the different stages of the building of Schooner Huron Jewel. Others follow this blog or our articles in the monthly newspaper Drummond Island Digest. For those who are new to our project or … Read More

Getting more done
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February 19, 2018 As the days get longer and warmer, we are managing to get more done. Following the last of the cloth going on to the cabintop, we concentrated on the inside of the boat. The galley all came apart yet again and carried to the paint room for … Read More

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