Carl Cramer wants to use his three wooden boats.
“I want to get back to doing the things I used to derive a lot of enjoyment from and just haven’t had time to do them,” Cramer told Soundings. “I’m going to go sailing and powerboating every day. No wind today? Powerboat. Wind’s coming? Sailboat.”
Cramer announced Tuesday that after 26-1/2 years he will retire from Maine-based Professional BoatBuilder and WoodenBoat magazines.
Boating every day — in Maine?
“So maybe I’ll do things I’ve always wanted to do, like take the powerboat down the ICW — the Intracoastal Waterway — but maybe not,” Cramer said. “This is all brand-new in concept, so I really haven’t thought it out very much. I want to build a shop and some boats.”
Cramer says he wants to build on the skills acquired in the last two-plus decades and that Ankle Deep, the last boat Uffa Fox designed, at age 74, will be among his first boatbuilding projects.
“I’m going to build boats again for my own personal enjoyment,” Cramer said.