Busy at Sage Marine!

We are busy busy and even busier here at Sage Marine! Some photos of owners and their new Sage 17’s Sage 15s and SageCats –

 

We also had a great time at the Annapolis Sailboat Show –

annapolis 17

Looking ahead we are making plans for a big announcements on a boat & events for this upcoming first quarter of 2018. Watch this space!

3798 miles driven

SageCat and Sage 17 have returned to Golden from the Annapolis sailboat show.  Total miles driven 3,798.

Some Fall colors.

Some Fall colors.

The Sage 17 boat show special continues until Monday, 19 October – free electrical system for any boat contracted (delivery can be in the Spring so you can start your sailing season with a brand new boat).  The special applies to the Sage 17s we have in-stock and new builds.

This Sage 17 has an electrical system, genoa tracks, 150% genoa, teak hand rails and much more.

This Sage 17 has an electrical system, genoa tracks, 150% genoa, teak hand rails and much more.

SageCat will be in Golden for just a week.  She, and Dave, head for southern California in a week to have the custom trailer designed.  The trailer will be standard for all Sage 15s and SageCats.

Matt has been busy working on a Sage 17.  This boat will be attending the St. Petersburg Power & Sail show December 3-6 ’15 in St. Petersburg, FL.  After the show she will be delivered to her owners.  Look for posts about this boat and her customizations as she is assembled.

New Sage 17 being prepared for her owners.

New Sage 17 being prepared for her owners.

– Dave

Boat shows, boat deliveries and boat trailers

After a month-long silence I will update all’ya’all on what I have been up to during the last month –

* drove from Colorado to Florida to attend the Strictly Sail Miami boat show.

Departing Denver on the 4th of February.

Departing Denver on the 4th of February.

Stopped on the way to Miami to show the boat.  The couple was nice enough to allow me to 'camp' in their driveway.

Stopped on the way to Miami to show the boat. The couple was nice enough to allow me to ‘camp’ in their driveway.

The boat on display at Strictly Sail Miami.

The boat on display at Strictly Sail Miami.

* drove from FL to Louisiana to deliver the brand new Sage 17 to her owner.  Though not in the best weather did go sailing for about an hour – light winds and 40 degrees.

The new Sage 17 delivered to her owner.  I spent a couple of days with the owner going through the rigging process and boat's systems.

The new Sage 17 delivered to her owner. I spent a couple of days with the owner going through the rigging process and boat’s systems.

Had a couple of issues with the usually reliable truck.

Had a couple of issues with the usually reliable truck.

* drove from LA to California to pick up more Sage 17 trailers.

Spend the night in the parking lot of Pacific Boat Trailers.

Spent the night in the parking lot of Pacific Boat Trailers.

* drove from CA back to Colorado.

Last night of the trip was spent in a campground in Cedar City, UT.

Last night of the trip was spent in a campground in Cedar City, UT.

In total I drove over 6,500 miles and was on the road from the 4th of Feb. until the 3rd of March.

I travel a lot.  The highlights are all the trips I have made beginning January 2014 through February 2015.

I travel a lot. The highlights are all the trips I have made beginning January 2014 through February 2015.

The trip was a lot of work … and honestly a lot of fun.   I’ll post some specific details over the next few weeks.

Next scheduled trip is in April when I’ll head back to California to attend the Strictly Sail Pacific show at Jack London Square in Oakland.

– Dave

What are we ‘blogging’ about

The intention of this blog is to provide persons interested in boat building, and Sage Marine’s boats (the Sage 17 and Sage 15), with details about what is happening in active boat shop.

Excluding holidays and vacations Sage Marine is open and work is happening Monday-Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM (though we are commonly in the shop until 5PM or 5:30PM, and also do work on weekends as required).  The shop is a busy place with many projects happening concurrently.

sage 17 in the shop

The Sage 17 pictured above is currently in the shop and about 2/3rd complete.  She will be completed in a couple of weeks (a bit longer than usual with the Thanksgiving Holiday this week) and will be delivered to her owner in February 2015.

Who is the we?  Day-to-day operations are managed and conducted by Matt and Dave.  Generally Matt is working on building the boat, focusing on hardware installation, sub-component construction, and the fiberglass & carbon fiber components.  Dave, again generally, focuses on the boat electrical systems, standing (masts/booms/shrouds) and running (sails/halyards/sheets/control lines) rigging, trailers, and ordering shop supplies & boat components.

So … what is happening today?

To start Matt is putting together a rudder assembly –

matt building rudder

The rudder’s wood components are made by JO Woodworks.  Pintles are made by Garhauer Marine.  The cheek plates, compression posts and the pushrod are manufactured by Spyderco, Sage Marine’s parent company.

Dave, besides typing this post, is going to go to the east side of Denver to collect Sage Marine Trailer Motor Mounts from the galvanizing company (AAZ Galvanizing).

This post is just a ‘taste’ of what will be shared.  To be honest this is a ‘simplistic post’ to get this blog started.  Future posts will cover more detail about a project happening at the shop.

To close – Happy Thanksgiving!

– Dave