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Hoku Hele

In Festival Boats 2022

This boat was built in Florida and then trucked to the customer In San Diego. The boat was sold and moved to Everett WA sometime in the late ’60s. The name was Goldfinger until the owners bought it in 2005 and changed it to Hoku Hele. The boat has been in the same cover Moorage slip since arriving here.

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Bright Star

In Festival Boats 2022

Bright Star is a Tolman Jumbo 24, from a design by Renn Tolman of Homer, Alaska. As are all the Tolman boats, she is a plywood stitch-and-glue wooden boat. The Tolman Alaskan Skiffs began as 18′ open boats, built for fishing in Alaskan waters. The basic design has evolved. Most now are cabin boats 22′-24′ long, with a few built …

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Galileo

In Festival Boats 2022

My goal was to build an electrically-propelled power boat with a comfortable cabin that could be easily towed behind a modest car. It also had to be relatively simple to build, and fit in a standard garage during construction. Bernd Kohler’s Eco 55 design looked ideal. Building began in late 2019. Construction is stringer and frame with Okoume ply, and …

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Moon Lady

In Festival Boats 2022

Moon Lady was constructed in 2019 by instructor Jody Boyle and his students at the NWSWB in Port Hadlock. She was built pretty much as designed by John Gardner except for using local red cedar on white oak, a thicker transom, and changes to the bow cuddy. As a smaller version of a traditional lobster boat, she handles the inland …

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Rage

In Festival Boats 2022

Rage was built at Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland under a very compressed timetable in order to qualify for a Transpacific Race. Rage has a storied racing career including first to finish in Hawaii and West Coast races. She has also been successfully raced and cruised double-handed. She has a very classic interior which is a delight at sea. …

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Isswat

In Festival Boats 2022

Isswat was built in Whisky Cove on Pennock Island in 1948. She has worked hard over the years as a commercial fishing boat, log tug, and party barge. There are a lot of fantastic stories that I am still finding out about. Isswat fished and worked as a tug and log camp boat in Southeast Alaska. The boat was brought …

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Stormbird

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For the last 75 years the Stormbird has been cruising Puget Sound and for a brief time Canadian Gulf Islands. I believe that my wife Cathy and I are the 6th owners. In 2008 the owners replaced the original Chrysler 6 cylinder with a Model RCD-4JH4-HTE-TX1 Yanmar 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel, It sleeps 2 comfortably, has a head and small …

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Magic Carpet

In Festival Boats 2022

From “wooden boat magazine” September 1989. Magic Carpet was designed and built to be a competitive Ultra Light Displacement Boat (ULDB), structurally strong enough to win any contest with the sea, fast enough to leave the other boats behind. ….

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Clatawa

In Festival Boats 2022

Clatawa is a nine-foot flat-bottomed skiff from the design boards of Edwin Monk, who wished to give people with basic woodworking skills and a few sheets of plywood the means to build a simple rowboat to go fishing in. I found a set of these circa 1940s plans and built the skiff with quarter-inch Okoume. I took several liberties with …

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La Vida e Bella

In Festival Boats 2022

“La Vita e Bella” is a glued lap, epoxy saturated ply, 13.5 ft Melonseed Skiff. She was built by John Barto, himself; who redrew Chamberlain’s historic lines drawings, to make them more available for amateur construction, and advertised than in Woodenboat Magazine. John at that time was an instructor at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. She …