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Bibi

In Festival Boats 2018

Bibi is a hard-chined, plywood centerboard sloop built in 1964 by hobbyist Ludvik Zbigniewicz, apparently to his own design. She has a long, fine entry, considerable rocker, and a tiny, distinctively squared-off cuddy with a small porthole on either side. BIBI is bronze fastened and heavily framed for her size—a reflection of both the conservative approach taken by builders experimenting …

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Lauren Nadine

In Festival Boats 2018

My wife and I purchased Lauren Nadine, formerly Walkabout, just over 1 1/2 years ago. Or as we often put it, we rescued her! After dreaming of owning a Grand Banks for 15 years we took a chance on what appeared to be one of those “too good to be true” tales. She was in a state of neglect and …

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Nevermore

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019

Nevermore began her life as a dream of then young Canadian shipwright Ralph Eastland. A sensible man of frugal means, Ralph ordered a set of ship plans for $5 from the Smithsonian Institute of Howard Chapelle’s Chesapeake Bay schooner “Little Cod.” With the help of his wife Debbie, the two then set to work constructing a pole shed with a …

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Wood Duck

In Festival Boats 2018

This hull and engine were salvaged from a berry bramble and over a period of 45 years was converted to a jaunty sail boat with an attempt to keep it looking outwardly as period piece from the 1930’s but with hidden contemporary features.

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The Gold Cup

In Festival Boats 2018

This outboard hydroplane is a mid 70’s Ed Karelsen “A” class racer designed to run about 50mph with a 15hp vintage Mercury. Karelsen unlimited hydroplanes won the Gold Cup four years in a row 1967, 68 , 69 & 70 as the Miss Bardahl and Miss Budweiser. The outboard world speed record was set with a Karelsen hydro running 176.5 …

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PassageMaker

In Festival Boats 2018

Boat is one of six that were built for grandchildren. Started construction of the six in 2012, with the last one still to be rigged with mast and sails. Structural modifications (ribs) were made to original design to better support fore and aft decks, metal skid plates added to skid runners and keel, and access hatch added to fore deck. …

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Glencannon

In Festival Boats 2018, Festival Boats 2019

Artenders are known throughout the PNW and other regions of the world with rough waters for their able sea keeping abilities. I spent 8 years converting Glencannon from a rough and ready fish boat to a sweet and able little pocket cruiser. She just as happy on the rough river bars of the Oregon Coast as cruising on the Canadian …