My Incredible Adventure- Lowering the sails

Lowering the sails takes as much work as raising them. And it takes the whole crew and all others to make it work. Lines have to secured. Sails need to be folded and tied down.

Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II

Fish racks make excellent lobster bait.  When the tides are running the racks hold in the bait bags much longer so the lobsterman knows his gear is still fishing when other types of bait may have washed out of the trap.

Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II
Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II

Duckworth’s Bistrot Salmon Over Risotto

Dinner at Duckworth’s Was OUTSTANDING.  The wait staff is really fantastic.  They are highly efficient, friendly and do it all with ease- the way it should be.

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My Incredible Adventure – Making a Rope Grommet

DSC_1633Owen and his dad Dave made this rope grommet and then soaked it in the water for a short time to stiffen it up.

From WikiHow

Grommets are round, endless rings of rope useful in a myriad ways aboard ship as well as ashore. They are often used as handles for chests, for rings with which to play quoits, to lengthen rope, and in many similar ways.

The grommet is formed of a single strand of rope five times as long as the circumference of the grommet when complete.

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  1. Follow the image above for each of the steps. The original image is from a book running sequentially, hence the unusual numbering but it was thought easiest to stick with this numbering for clarity.
  2. Take the strand and lay one end across the other at the size of loop required and with the long end follow the grooves or “lay” of the strand until back to where you started (Fig. 84), thus forming a two-stranded ring.
  3. Continue twisting the free end between the turns already made until the three-strand ring is complete (Fig. 85).
  4. Finish and secure the ends by making overhand knots, pass the ends underneath the nearest strands and trim ends off close (Fig. 86). If care is taken and you remember to keep a strong twist on the strand while “laying up” the grommet, the finished ring will be as firm and smooth and endless as the original rope.