Friday, February 10, 2012

Bristol Channel Cutter on the Yaquina River

You've seen those big production videos with driving music but no action?

Here's another......

Chuck asked me to ride along while he retrieved his Bristol Channel Cutter from a haul-out at the boatyard.

This involved launching the boat and a four mile trip down river on a wet, cold winter day.

How could I refuse?

The Bristol Channel Cutter, Baggy Wrinkle is back in her home slip tonight looking.... well.... Bristol!

Thanks once again to Mary and her mad video editing skillz. Chuck, Shay and Avi, thanks for the good times. It's not everyday you get to wear your foul weather gear and hang out in the rain 'till your fingers and toes are numb.


doryman said...

Thank you for that, Mike. Good to see you (long time...)!

JP said...

Looks very wet out there - but worth it for a Bristol Cutter. Lovely boat.

doryman said...

You know what they say. Any day on the water is better than anywhere else, anytime.
Baggy Wrinkle needs some small details finished down below and Doryman has been commissioned for those tasks. Looking forward to it.

O Docker said...

Nothing worthwhile to add here, but baggywrinkle is one of those words I just like saying, even when it's been made into two words.

I think if you were to make it into more than two words, the pronunciation would suffer, but, as two words, it works just as well.

Glenn said...

So, did you back all the way down river?


doryman said...

One word, Two words. It's not a real word anyway.

It's on the transom. BAGGY on the port side of the rudder and WRINKLE on starboard. Baggy Wrinkle, possibly as in "a wrinkle in time".

Riverbend Boatyard is tide-bound. The current runs hard and deep on the opposite side of the river in a big oxbow, which leaves an eddy on this bank that silts in. There is a dredged channel, which you saw and boats must keep to that channel most of the way to the other side. Of course, the current and prevailing winds run contrary to the channel (or I suppose it is the other way around).
What you witness is Chuck backing this heavy, long keel boat with an outboard motor and the wind and tide both, running from his starboard.

Look closely. You actually see the same footage twice. Synchronizes better with the score that way.

Dave Z said...

There was a 26' Lyle Hess gaff-rigged cutter named BAGGYWRINKLE in Port Townsend, WA back in the early 90s.

It wasn't a BCC, but in the same series between RENEGADE (and Pardey's SERRAPHYN) and the BCC.

Memory's fading, but may have belonged to Jack(?) Finney(???), and built at the NW School for Wooden Boats?

I had the study plans, for a while. It was distinguished from the BCC by shorter LOD, and from RENEGADE and BCC by having much fuller lines (more interior volume for the length).

I was curious if yours is that boat or a BCC (Sam Morse yard) of the same name?

Dave Z said...

Oops... forgot the other distinguishing feature of the 26' was the flush mid-deck, which yours also appears to have (unfortunately my slow connect hasn't let me see the whole vid).