To quote my dad, "Back in ' 91 a fiberglass canoe washed up to my condo and I said to myself --I bet I can fix that. After new glass (fiberglass) on bottom, new gunwales & a fresh coat of paint, I began to look for a new seat (caned by hand) and ended up at Mac McCarthy's shop in Sarasota. One look and I was hooked. Fabulous canoes, half models, models etc... Since then I've built 7 different canoes and 2 sailboats, 2 half models and 1 melonseed model plus a ton of fun with great conversations."
My dad had an album of real photographs of his process of building the melonseed sailboat in 1994-95. He asked me if I would scan them for him so we could get them up online. Well, I took forever to do this because he gave me the album right before we moved from CT to FL. For a while, I did not have a scanner, and then lets face it -I procrastinated heavily because of the volume of work in front of me. Dad was good about reminding me in a good fatherly way and I finally have finished! I am so proud of me, and my dad for his beautiful work!!
You can see the set of photos (pick & choose what you view) with descriptions here: Melonseed build + Details. Or, view a slide show here: slideshow - Melonseed -Like I said on the set of photos page, I think my mom is right. She always says I got all my creativity from my dad! Love you, dad and enjoy!! lenna young andrews April 8, 2010