In today’s *riveting* video from the Acorn to Arabella crew, we get a boatload of love from our friends who are working feverishly to keep pace on their 2-10 year boat building project, their Atkins Ketch, Arabella. They aren’t letting a little quarantine slow them down, and we were certain to make sure they had ample supplies so that they could keep working and making videos for all of us through this shutdown. We’ve been pretty lucky at JD to have amazing employees who have kept us up and running and shipping as fast as we can to you all, our amazing customers, who have been patient and supportive of our efforts during these unusual times. We hope videos like these, that show the hard work that continues in some quarantined backyard boat shops like Steve and Alix’s, is an inspiration to keep you going on your own projects! It sure is for us.
We can’t thank the Acorns enough for letting us tag long on their boatbuilding adventure. We’ve tried to give as much support and advice as possible, but these novice boatbuilders are less green than most and we find them navigating this amazingly complex undertaking with amazing aptitude and aplomb. We feel like proud parents and we can’t wait to see them splash her and sail away (eventually)!