Sunday, September 6, 2015

Building a Small Sailboat // Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall, the publisher/editor of Talking Points Memo has built a boat, with his son.  From a kit by Chesapeake Light Craft.  The same outfit that provided the kit City Island Yacht Club mate Patrick Smith assembled to row his bride across Falmouth harbor to exchange vows.   Josh's whole account captures the quest. - gwc

Building a Small Sailboat

by Josh Marshall

"It took me a couple times out to get a feel for handling the rig. But the third time out I got it. And it was, quite simply, glorious. She's fast on the water and handles beautifully. Months building her all felt well spent. With a single sail and right against the water, you feel the water and the wind in your muscles and brow. This is what I wanted."