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Electric Philosophy

In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

Electric Philosophy is a solar electric catamaran designed for comfortable, extended self-sufficient cruising by a couple and one or 2 guests. Since its launch in 2021, it has traveled nearly 9000nm through the Salish Sea and twice up the Inside Passage to Alaska and back, including Glacier Bay and Sitka, powered solely by the solar roof without the use of …

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Tu-tutsh

In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

Grandfather, Howard Langley Slauson was born in Seattle in 1901 and grew up south of Seward park on Lake Washington. After a stint in the navy, he returned to Seattle and built houses for a living. He heard about the Thunderbird and bought a set of plans for about two dollars at the Seattle lumberyard in 1960. At the time …

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Pert

In Festival Boats 2024

William Garden designed the “Captain Blackburn” after reading about Howard Blackburn, a New England sailor who lost his fingers to frost bite. Despite his disability, Blackburn commissioned a small cutter he could single hand and in 1899 sailed her across the Atlantic to England. Pert was build over a period of 13 years by the Fish Brothers. During that the …

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Marion Jean

In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

This is the constructed frame on a building JIG of a 20.5’ Bartender. The frames, stem, and stern post are meranti while the frame gussets, chine log and sheer clamp are okuome plywood. It is on display to demonstrate the building process of Bartender or any plywood on frame construction type boat.

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Penguin

In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

Penguin is a 19′ Bartender which is a unique double-ended planing boat designed by George Calkins. She is one of the last hulls he built and advertised in the back of Woodenboat Magazine issue #109. She is marine plywood on mahogany frame construction. In 2005, she was restored and added the small doghouse, raised windshield and self-bailing cockpit. She is …

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Trine

In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

Trine is one of the few remaining 40kvm2 Spissgatter racer-cruisers built between 1938–47 in Sarpborg, Norway. These were not “one-designs” but built to a “restriction measurement rule”. This meant designers could vary their plans so long as the lines remained within the maximum and minimum measurements. Each carried the “W” registration number. Einar Iverson, a wealthy paper magnate, commissioned a …

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Otter

In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

I like rowing Otter, but I love the way it sails. It’s quick and adjustable to conditions. It has trekked all over the Salish Sea in a variety of conditions and is probably more capable than its owner has nerve for. Ian Oughtred designed this Ness Yawl and I think he struck a sweet balance between rowing, sailing, with a …

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Joshua

In Festival Boats, Festival Boats 2024

Joshua launched 1980 in SF Bay, with maiden sail in 1982. Owner Harpster helped build the hull & deck, completing the rigging, houses, and handwork on sails over the next 2 years. Drawings and measurements for the build were taken from a book about Slocum’s Spray and from another Spray replica in San Francisco in 1079.

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Hideaway

In Festival Boats 2024

Hideaway is a 22′ trailerable, shanty boat, powered by a 6kW ION 6 electric outboard. Eight 100W solar panels on the captain top help charge four 48v, 96Ah Dakota Lithium drive batteries. Unlike shanty boats and houseboats that emphasize the “shanty” or “house” portion of the term in their design, Hideaway puts a strong emphasis on the “boat” part of …