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Saturday Night Special

In Festival Boats 2021

This SNS was built in Texas for the Texas 200, but health problems stopped the builder from entering the race. The second owner planned to sail it in the Texas 200, but his sailing partner backed out and life became busy. The boat sat outside for a couple of years, and when I bought it the centerboard no longer functioned. …

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Chencharu

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Chencharu is one of two Harrison Butler boats built in 1950 in Malaysia. I bought her in Australia in 1977. I circumnavigated Australia and then eventually sailed most of the Pacific, ending up on Hat Island. I recently built a new mast as the original split. I am. Currently on my way back from Hawaii. This is my second time …

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Elinor

In Festival Boats 2021

Elinor is my second attempt at strip-built kayaks and is designed by Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks. Elinor is also the name of my second-born daughter who had a significant influence in the development of the inlayed designs for the deck art. All based on her favorite artist Eyvind Earle.

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Epic

In Festival Boats 2021, Festival Boats 2022

Community Boat Project has sought for over a decade to create the ultimate non-motorized educational vessel. Schooner-rigged, rowing 8 oars and capable of the multi-day unsupported sailing expedition, Epic is an ultimate teaching platform for all ages.

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TERN

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Built in an Oregon Barn 1974 by Scot Schmidt from P.O. Cedar and White Oak, launched in Ballard and arrived on Orcas in 1975. Lauren Giles blueprints and letters from Guzwall to Schmidt found in the stern compartments, true sister ship of TREKKA,

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Ariadne

In Festival Boats 2021

Ariadne is a Jolly boat designed by Greg Foster and built by the owner, Jack Stewart. Throughout her life, she has carried Jack, his wife, his three sons, and three generations of family dogs on many voyages throughout the Salish Sea. Her first long voyage was in May of 1992 when she followed Peter Puget’s route through the southern sound …

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Bandwagon

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Bandwagon is HV16 hull #1 built in the Seattle area by the designer, Eric Hvalsoe. Bandwagon is part of a family of sail and oar designs including the HV 13, 15, and 18. Bandwagon is of traditional Red Cedar lapstrake construction with copper clench nails, and riveted teak gunwales. The boat started life with a simple spritsail rig but has …

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Nevermore

In Festival Boats 2021

Nevermore began her life in the imagination of her builder, Ralph Eastland. With an axe in hand and an imagination in his heart, Ralph went into the forests of British Columbia and felled the trees that he would then craft into the timbers of this magnificent schooner. Meticulously constructed of exemplar Pacific NW woods, Nevermore has a red cedar hull, …

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Houat

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Houat was built at Evergreen State College based on the Zimmer Design from Wooden Boat Magazine. At some point, it ended up at a Maritime Museum in Anacortes, then given to the Community Boat Project locally. It was restored during the winter of 2019/20. It has since had a new centerboard trunk built as well as new rigging and sails. …

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Tjeld

In Festival Boats 2021

Jay Smith of Aspøya Boats in Anacortes, Washington, led the Friday Guild. a small group of aspiring boatbuilders, in the construction of this 20’ gjetbåt færing. The gjetbåt is a traditional boat from the Nordmøre region in western Norway. The group worked every Friday for two years building the boat named TJELD, which means “oystercatcher” in Norwegian. Most recently, this …