Author: captain

The CABBS Optimist Pram

No other boat in the world has surpassed the popularity of the Optimist Pram as a sail trainer for kids. Over 400,000 have been built worldwide since Clark Mills designed the boat in 1948....

CABBS Mini-skiff

CABBS Mini-Skiff

Real boatbuilding in a simple package Grab a partner under the age of twelve and build your first boat together!  The CABBS Mini-Skiff is a child-sized, seven foot boat that is simple to build...

Day Ten: The Wrap Up

This morning, the Hulberton Bridge lifted without a problem. We were on our way home and by early afternoon the trip would be over. Sitting in the back of the boat I watched our...

Day Seven: Heading West

Today’s commentary will be brief. The Richardson group got together for breakfast and we said goodbye with a lots of hugs. A few said “See you next year” with a footnote of caution that expressed...

Day Four: Locking Through

Passing through seven locks today brought us together as a crew.  Here’s how it worked. Phil radioed the lock master and requested passage.  In a few minutes he or she gave us the green light...