SV Pilgrim - 1979 Morgan 382 - Homeport: Beaufort, NC

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Still Waiting for Pilgrim to Arrive in Beaufort (a.k.a. Just for Fun Project)

Happy New Year to All.

SV Pilgrim Update:

SV Pilgrim still on her stands in Sandusky, OH
Pilgrim was scheduled to make her Ohio to North Carolina road trip in mid December.  Initially her travels were postponed due to winter storms in Ohio. Then the trucking company, who I prefer not to name, stated they did not have the drivers nor were they able to get wide load permits to transport her over the holidays.  When I contacted nameless transport on Monday the 30th, they were unwilling to provide us with a firm deadline for delivering Pilgrim and thus provided the proverbial straw that broke the camels back.

I contacted a couple boat transport companies based in the Lake Erie area (nameless transport is based in NC) thinking that they would better equipped for winter transports and better positioned to judge the weather in northern Ohio.  We have now hired a new trucking company based out of Cleveland, OH.  The new outfit promises to have Pilgrim in NC by mid January.  We will share their name and website once the boat arrives.  Don't want to jinx the trip or provide the company with undeserved promotions.

Just for Fun:
With time on my hands in the boat yard, I set about creating a oversized Jenga set.  Anne and I first encountered a super-sized Jenga set this summer at a bar in Put-In Bay, OH.

Jenga sets consist of 18 layers of 3 blocks = 54 pieces that form a square tower. I elected to use grade A 2"x 4" studs to create the set. Constructing a square tower 18 layers tall required six 8' two by fours.

basic Jenga tower
If your really interested, then here is the math...
Two by fours are nominally 3.5" to create a square layer each piece must 10.5" inches long (3.5" x 3 = 10.5").  54 pieces X 10.5" per piece = 564" total / 12" = 47.25' feet of lumber = 6 X 8' long two by fours.

Sanding is the most time consuming part of construction. (note C'est la Vie in background)
The creation process is simple - cut the lumber into 10.5" sections, router a 1/2 radius on the ends, and then sand with 120 grit paper.  It is important to thoroughly sand the pieces to ensure their faces are smooth.

Attempting to defeat Anne in Jenga - not an easy task.
We debuted the game at our friends' New Year's Day Party.
Hope to one day share the game with our favorite Jenga rivals Pat & Jerry Fingeroff.


  1. If that trucking company doesn't work out let me know and I can give you the name of ours. He's always done a great job for us.

    S/V Kintala

    1. Thanks Deb. Right now the winter weather is proving to be our greatest adversary in the quest to transport Pilgrim to North Carolina.

      Glad you all have found warmer weather in Florida. We followed you journey southward via your blog and are looking forward to future updates.