The Fleet Summary

I have 7 boats now.  Some would call it a fleet.  5 are afloat and 2 are under construction.  I’m not bragging.  I’d love to get rid of some of them, but I do seem to use them all and my family won’t let me sell anything.


1.  Bolger Pointy Skiff.  I built it in 2009 and I have used it every season to get out to Marsaili.  It is the family dinghy and has held up very well.  If it is ever sold or scrapped, I am quite sure the kids will be traumatized.  They named her “Fingers-in” because that is what I say to them every time we are approaching the dock.  Here are some additional photos.

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2.  Marshall Sanderling “Marsaili” – That’s my baby.  Bite your tongue and don’t ever mention selling her again…..ever!  Here are some additional photos.

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3.  Jon Boat – Harry (6) and I use it about twice a week for fishing in a pond near us.  Harry has told me that I am not allowed to ever sell it because it is his lucky boat that he caught his first “monster bass” in.

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4.  Chesapeake Light Craft Stand up Paddleboard – I built it in 2011 and use it on the weekends down on the Cape.  I told my wife that I was considering selling it and she said (and I quote), “You can’t sell that.  You built it yourself and it is special!”  Apparently, anything I build myself holds too much sentimental value to sell.  Here are some additional photos.

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5.  The Bolger Catboat is under construction.  I am building this boat with my daughter Maggie (8) and it will be hers when completed.  You can read more about it in the Bobcat blogs.

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6.  The Chesapeake Light Craft Wood Duck 10 is under construction.  I am building this boat with my son Harry (6) and it will be his when we are done.  More details in the Wood Duck blogs.

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7.  West Marine Bahama 10.5 Kayak.  It is the same as the Perception Sport Sound 10.5.  I have always wanted a kayak.  I love the concept of portability, self proficiency, and fast, quiet, fluid movement through the water.  I also love to fish and fishing in a kayak is paradise.  I picked up this boat used from a friend, but the Perception Sport Sound 10.5 version of the boat is on Amazon with free shipping if you’re a Prime Member.  If you are not a Prime Member, you really need to be.  I am a professed Amazon Junkie.  Don’t judge me.  [insert smiley face]


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