I like shapes with form and function. That is the reason for The Culinary Collection by Bumbleberry Pie and my love of boats and much of my work in construction over the years. The first boat, a 23 foot sailboat was built 40 years ago in the backyard of my late Uncle Cabot Lyford, a sculptor and watercolourist who lived on the East Coast. bumbleberrypie.ca
The Nail, Sail and Bail contest is big entertainment for the locals on Cortes Island in the North Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Two of us built a boat in two hours and paddled around the race course in a boat made with one and a half sheets of plywood, some 1 x 2’s, a few nails and some duct tape – essential. It’s what you call quick and dirty boatbuilding and it was an intense and amazing experience. Here is the boat, but not much to look at!