Find a warm berth in some shoreside cafe, get a mug of coffee, and watch the inevitable.
I can still hear the train engine switching an industrial park a mile or so away. And yes, I listen to sirens far away.
I needed a break from writing, So here is a short summer time video. I hope it helps put you in a relaxed mood
mast hoops are a bit of old technology still needed to make traditional vessels sail.
Turning over something as big as a steam launch requires some brawn, but also a lot of thought.
If you are curious about how to turn over a large steam launch - without large powered lifts you might find this little video of interest The video was a sort of by product of some other work I did for Wooden Boat Publications a few years ago.
taking time to reflect or meditate is never a bad idea before starting in the shop.
If you've never witnessed a schooner being framed up you've missed and interesting bit of marine history.