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Julia

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20 FOOT WOODEN MOTOR LAUNCH Asking $25,000 OBO This beautiful fan tail round bottom craft was designed and built by Cliff Niederer. She was built with care of the finest materials: the keel is of Port Orford cedar with purple heart; the stem is of purple heart; the stern post, deadwood, horn timber and stern are all the finest Honduras …

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Olive Oyl

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I purchased the down on her luck 1927 fishboat from the Port of Bellingham in 2006. I knew she was a wreck, but even in her decrepit condition her classic sea-kindly lines could not be missed. As an experienced user of West System Epoxy cold molding techniques I saw right past her rotting pilothouse and leaking decks to the fact …

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MainEac

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The lines for this boat were taken from an old E. M. white 16 ft pulling boat that belonged to Tom Henessey ,an outdoor columnist for the Bangor(Maine) Daily News. This boat was built in 2017 by Georges River Canoe in Warren Maine. They do restorations on old wooden canoes and fishing boats. Only a few of these boats are …

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Deja Vu

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The original Catspaw Dinghy is a traditional planked boat designed by Joel White. Deja Vu is an adaptation of the design to strip plank construction which consists of 1 X 1/2 inch yellow cedar strips edge glued together covered by fiberglass cloth. The transom and seating is constructed from Khaya (also know as French Mahogany). There is no internal frame …

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Secretary Isle

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Secretary Isle, designed by Frank Fredette and built in 1952 by John Nicholson of Victoria. Called a troller-cruiser by the designer. The hull is white oak frames with red cedar planking, fastened with square galvanized boat nails which are clench nailed one per plank. The decks are yellow cedar with teak planking laid fore and aft. The Keel is old …

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Dog Paddler

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This is a unique, sit-on-top wooden kayak I constructed that is designed by Bedard Yacht Design. It is a very stable kayak that is ideal for fishing, photography, or paddling around with your favorite pet. Its construction is a combination of the stitch-and-glue technique with reinforced stringers under the deck for strength and reinforcement.

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Gipsy

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1932 Danish 50′ sailing fishing ketch. Gipsy went to Greenland due to WWII. She fished there until early 1970’s. And was purchased by a Shipwright working in Greenland. Rebuilt enough to motor back to Denmark where she was outfitted with a new rig. She then proceeded to the Caribbean and down to the Falkland Islands. They were planning to spend …

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Sea Nymph II

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Sea Nymph II is a 1946 Ed Monk Sr. displacement hull bridge deck cruiser. 46′ X 13′ 6″ X 3′ 10″, built by the Grandy Boat Works, Seattle Washington. Flybridge added 1960’s – Ed Monk, Sr. designer. Hull is carvel planked cedar, oak ribs on 9″ centers. Cabin sides are 1″ mahogany. History: 1st Owner: From the Edwin Monk blueprints …

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Pallin’ Around

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In 2022, we bought this abandoned 50-year-old boat as a foreclosure from Pleasant Harbor Marina on the Hood Canal. As our first project as a married couple, we hauled Pallin’ Around out for two months in Port Townsend to restore her to a classic working boat. Nowadays, we cruise her up and down the Hood Canal with guests desiring a …