But this project was a lot more ambitious. First he and Rachel made a platform of logs and copious quantities of orange bale string. At first Rachel braided ropes.
Then Sam hit upon the idea of twisting the string with a hand-turned drill.
Et voila! a catamaran!
It even had a flag!
In the last but one picture, you will notice a chair tied to the structure. That was for the steerer. One’s feet were slipped into two strings that controlled a rudder. Into the chair went yours truly.
First they paddled the craft upwind into the lake. (This and the following picture were taken by a client, Jane Srivastava.)
And here we are sailing home again!!
Sam and Rachel will be leaving in a day or two. I will miss them. They have been here nearly six weeks. They have both been a great help and lots of fun.