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Luna

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LUNA, a Bolger-designed Chebacco, was constructed by Jerome McIlvanie of Yakima, Washington between 1996 and 2001. The boat is 19’ 6” long and has a beam of 7’ 9”. After being sailed just once – from the launch ramp to the marina at the 2001 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival – she was sold and stored under a tarp in …

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Scherzo

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Scherzo is a home-built, 14′ power dory. Her hull is from a design by the late Jeff Spira of Huntington Beach, California. Her interior was designed by the builder around an old wooden ship’s wheel discovered in an antique shop on Long Island, NY. Hull construction is plywood sheathed in fiberglass set in epoxy. Her console is painted plywood; other …

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Idyl

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Idyl is a Haiku sharpie designed by Iain Oughtred in 2007. The design was inspired by Munroe’s Egret, but adapted for camp cruising. He added two feet in length and external ballast, a yawl rig, a self-bailing cockpit, sitting headroom cabin with berths, and adapted it for plywood construction. Our build features the optional mainmast tabernacle, with a small well …

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Abishag

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Abishag was built by Edmund Lincoln Devreaux in Vallejo California and launched in 1970. Lincoln was a retired shipwright from Bear Island, US Navy Yard. She is a modeled from a Monterey boat, but has no clipper bow, which the usual form. Her straight stem is better for punching through the short chop in the north SF bay, and some …

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Blue Starr

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Laid up in 1970, launched in 2005, two brothers working at the Nanoose Shipyards in Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) built Blue Starr with Bill Garden’s blessing. Garden, who lived on Toad’s Landing – his personal island not far away from Nanaimo, may have even asked the brothers personally to finish out their Alaskan Yellow Cedar on Oak “Walloon” hull as a …

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Buʔqʷ

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Buʔqʷ, pronounced approximately like ‘poke’ but with a ‘b,’ which is Lushootseed for duck (as in the bird), is a 16 foot replica ship’s small boat from the 19th Century. She is a replica of what I believe was the smallest ship’s boat carried by the USS Massachusetts in April of 1850, when the Massachusetts became the first American, and …

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Mr Mallard

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Mr Mallard was launched by Sam Devlin on the same day his eldest son was born. I bought her in a sadly neglected state to save her from the fate of being a pond diorama. After a thorough restoration and a few years of sailing I succumbed to the temptation of a larger boat and sold her. A few years …

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ALEMBIC

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Sparkman and Stephens designed the 48’ auxiliary cutter ALEMBIC to give her maximum windward ability (design #1479). Built by Chapman and Kalayjian, in Costa Mesa, CA, she was launched at Newport Beach in 1960, for the original owner, Dr. Gordon Alles. Construction is mahogany, strip planked, over white oak frames. The box-beam mast is Sitka spruce and the boom Douglas …

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Tern

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Built In Port Hadlock and launched in 1983. She’s an Atkins design. Sailed to Hawaii and back by the owner builder. The next owner raced her in many ancient mariner races. I purchased the boat in 2015. I had her on the hard for two 2 years. She planked with fir. on oak frames. During that time I repowered her …

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Bright Star

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“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, and light for her size. 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′ …