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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Cody and Beth Harris of Salt Lake City, Utah and talk about their newly christened cutter Rabannah.

Cody designed and he and Beth built this beautiful 35′ cutter rigged plywood/cold molded sailboat over a 2 year period ending early in 2014. Cody and Beth are looking forward to many great cruising adventures in their cutter.

Check out the Harris’ BLOG for more information and pictures.

Congratulations to Cody & Beth and on this amazing first build!

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Here is an 11 minute Time Lapsed Video of the building of Rabannah:

Pics to Enjoy:

Rabannah at the Port Townsend Festival 2014. Photo courtesy of Cody & Beth Harris.

Rabannah at the Port Townsend Festival 2014. Photo courtesy of Cody & Beth Harris.

Cody and Beth Harris aboard Rabannah.

Cody and Beth Harris aboard Rabannah.

Cody atop the mast of Rabannah. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Cody atop the mast of Rabannah. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Thanks for doing the interview Cody & Beth.  I wish you the best in all your future sailing endeavors!

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Rohrer, volunteer at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, and discuss the fascinating history and pedigree and the famed R boat – Pirate.

Pirate has a long and storied history including being a direct descendant of Ted Geary’s design R class boat Sir Tom which was one of the winningest boats in history.

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Pics to enjoy:

 

Pirate moored at Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Pirate moored at Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

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Thanks for doing the interview Josh.  I wish you the best in all your future SCAMP endeavors!

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Josh Colvin, co-editior of Small Craft Advisor Magazine and brainchild of the microcruising phenom SCAMP (Small Craft Advisor Magazine Project) sailboat.

Josh and I discussed the SCAMP phenonema (nearing 300 Plan/Kit sets sold to date) in detail including SCAMP in the Everglades Challenge; the first Red Lantern Rally; and other fun SCAMP facts.

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Pics to enjoy:

 

SCAMP's sailing side by side at 2014 Port Townsend Festival. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

SCAMP’s sailing side by side at 2014 Port Townsend Festival. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

SCAMP on the bay. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

SCAMP on the bay. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Thanks for doing the interview Josh.  I wish you the best in all your future SCAMP endeavors!

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Bob Lamson at the 38th annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival and discuss his boating background and his beautiful 1999 fully bright-worked (South African Mahogany) Venetian Water Taxi – Capolavoro (Italian for “masterpiece”).

Bob grew up in the Seattle area and his dad ran a boat shop on the Duwamish River when he was a kid. Fast forward to the 1990’s – Bob was taking business trips to Italy and started noticing the drop-dead-gorgeous wooden motor taxis  in Venice. He made inquiries as to who the builder was, and shortly thereafter ordered a brand new custom built 31′ x 7′ Venetian Motor Taxi from Cantiere Motonautico Serenella. The boat is cold molded with 4 veneers of Mahogany and was shipped to the US in 1999 for Bob to enjoy and show in the Seattle area.

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Pics to enjoy:

Capolovaro is a work of art from bow to stern. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Capolavoro is a work of art from bow to stern. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Aft cabin area is comfy and classy. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Aft cabin area is comfy and classy. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Capolovaro's Birdseye Maple helm is stunning. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Capolovaro’s Birdseye Maple helm is stunning. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Capalavaro has sliding glass over the rear cockpit - WOW!. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Capolavoro has sliding glass over the rear cockpit – WOW!. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks for doing the interview Bob.  I wish you the best in all your future Capolavoro endeavors!

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Jake Beattie, Executive Director of the Northwest Maritime Center, to discuss the recently announced event RACE TO ALASKA (and other NWMC happenings). The event was conceived by Jake and friends while beerstorming at the 2013 Wooden Boat Festival’s Bar Harbor.

This inaugural adventure race begins June 4, 2015 in Port Townsend, WA and the first boat to reach Ketchikan Alaska wins $10,000 cash. Second place according to Beattie is “a set of steak knives” :D. June 4th was selected as the start date since at the time of year the weather patterns and winds are in transition and mostly unpredictable. This makes the Race a bit more exciting, and is spawning ideas for new boat designs. Row vs. Sail is the theme of the day.

The basic rules are as follows:

  • No engines allowed (i.e. if your boat has a motor – even if for emergencies only – you are out)
  • No crew swapping
  • Three Checkpoints
    • Victoria, BC
    • Seymour Narrows, BC
    • Bella Bella, BC
  • Any size boat with any propulsion method except a motor
  • No support except on Day One from Port Townsend to Victoria

For those that would like to enter the Race for Day One only, the entry fee is $50 and support is provided. And it sounds like a fair amount of folks might do this including myself (if I can finish my SCAMP in time).

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Thanks for doing the interview Jake.  I wish you the best in all your future NWMC endeavors!

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