|The transom of Mistral IV|
|Barron's Boatyard is a fine address on City Island|
|The ramp of Barron's Boat Yard|
|Nearly full moon over Hart Island|
|Speak softly, but carry a big hook.|
|Ready to roll|
Barron's travel lift parks right in front of Mistral IV, we are considered one of the first boats to go in - we hjad the longest season ever last year, and you know how it goes: Last out, first in! That's the way, a-ha, a-ha, we like it!
|Winter project: C&C 30 companionway door|
10 boat projects minus 9 boat projects equals 19 boat projects - you know your boat math, right? This winter I built a new companionway door, of mahoganny plywood with a massive mahoganny louver. Like the other wooden parts on Mistral IV, I treated it just with teak oil, only the edges are reinforced with epoxy.
|If everything goes well, we'll sail her up to Larchmont on Saturday.|
|Orange collar worker|
In the improbably case you want to see more pictures of this beauty (the boat, stupid!), here is an exclusive link to a book I made two years: "Mistral - Under Full Sail" for the 90th birthday of my skipper. And not that you get any funny ideas: He stood next to me sanding the hull (yes, actually sanding his own part), climbs around as if there were no tomorrow and sails his baby at quite a clip!
Make sure you click on "full screen" for the preview.