For the August monthly meeting, Dave Christensen and Wendy Larsen will tell us what it’s like to build an ocean racer in a suburban two-car garage. Besides showing pictures of the the building of their Mini 6.50, they’ll actually bring the boat for us to see and touch.
For those of us who have been following the project since Dave muttered something about knocking a hole in Wendy’s garage, we’ve been wondering if this massive undertaking would ever actually get wet. In August, they’ll offer the proof, along with stories of the incredible time and work it’s taken to reach this point. Think sanding. Lots and lots of sanding.
The meeting begins at 7pm at the Caddy Shack @ Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 North Mill Avenue, Tempe. (map) Dinner at 6.
Also in August: A pre-meeting meeting. If you’ve wondered what it was like to charter a boat in some exotic destination, come talk with people who have been there. Ralph Vatalaro joins Mike and Maryellen Ferring to explain the ins and outs of international chartering. RSVP for this 6 pm pre-meeting meeting to Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.