Another Caledonia Yawl for Michigan
Neil and Kath Gross have started building a Caledonia Yawl in Okemos,
Michigan. They're friends of Bill Erickson, (Double
Pipe's Kid). Following is their first progress report... (click
on the photos to enlarge)
2002 - We thought we'd get the keelson and the stems fitted before we
went off on vacation but that wasn't to be. You can see that the stems
are laminated but not shaped. We've also got the blanks for the centerboard
and rudder cut. The picture shows Kath working on one of the stems.
like we'll need to work hard to get the hull done and turned over prior
to winter. We plan to make spars etc during winter, and maybe thwarts
etc. if it is another mild one, then finish her off for a splash late
Neil is actually a Sydney-sider but has been living in Okemos Michigan
for seven years. He's a systems engineer in computerized traffic lights.
He says he doesn't like sharks but that's not why he left Sydney.
According to Neil, Kath is a Detroit (Motown) girl and works with
the Michigan Psychiatric Society. They've been married for four years.
Thanks Neil and Kath - everyone is looking forward to following your
If you would like to share information about a Caledonia Yawl you
are building or sailing, contact me via the Discussion Forum and I'll
create a page for you and your boat. Nick Grainger