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Today’s podcast is with Ed Sturgeon of Surrey, BC. The son of a carpenter, Ed took to boatbuilding after one year of college in Nova Scotia. Sturgeon worked in several boat yards and built homes (including wood framed homes constructed on the beach in Ireland) , before starting his own boat building and restoration business – EdSturgeon.ca.

Ed and Louise have been in Surrey for the last 2 years and Sturgeon’s current project is the restoration of Richochet, a 46’ Kettenburg PCC Sloop built in 1956. Ed and Louise also enjoy camp cruising on their traditional double ended 18′ Nomans Land Cat Ketch.

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Ed's 18' Nomans Land double ender. Photo courtesy of Ed.

Ed’s 18′ Nomans Land double ender. Photo courtesy of Ed.

46' sloop Richochet in for restoration. Photo courtesy of Ed.

46′ sloop Richochet in for restoration. Photo courtesy of Ed.

Norwegian Parm

Norwegian pram build. Photo courtesy of Ed.

 

Thanks for doing the interview Ed.  I wish you the best with all your future endeavors!

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Today’s podcast is with Dennis Davidson of Northwest Canoe (NWC) in St Paul, MN. NWC began building strip planked canoes in 1999 and has a large community of builders, followers, enthusiasts, and boat lovers.

Since he youth Dennis has been involved with canoes – paddling them, admiring them, and working for companies building them. When his friend offered to sell Northwest Canoe to Dennis in 2006, there was no hesitation on Davidson’s part. After working with Al for a year, he was on his own and has never looked back. The NWC canoe community is growing and they are building some amazing boats – including their 24′ North Canoe which with 10 paddlers has reached speeds of 8-9 MPH!

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Pics to enjoy:

Check out this new 24' North Canoe - wow!! Photo courtesy of Dennis Davidson FB Page.

Check out this new 24′ North Canoe – wow!! Photo courtesy of Dennis Davidson FB Page.

In the shop - canoe in progress. Photo courtesy of Dennis Davidson.

In the shop – canoe in progress. Photo courtesy of Dennis Davidson.

Thanks for doing the interview Dennis.  I wish you the best with all your future endeavors!

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Today’s podcast is with Lou Hoang of Bellevue, WA. Lou wanted a functional and seaworthy skiff that he could use for crabbing and fishing in northwest waters. Enter the Candlefish 16′ by Devlin Boats.

Lou purchased the kit in 2014 and after an estimated 500-600 hours finished her up early this year. Lou has had her out a dozen times or so already this year, and his 5 year old son caught his first fish over the gunwale of Nausicaa.

Lou modified the design slightly by adding a center console – and he did a fabulous job. Nice work Lou!

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Nausicaa on one of her first trips. Photo courtesy of Lew.

Nausicaa on one of her first trips. Photo courtesy of Lou.

Lew did an awesome job on the center console modification. Photo courtesy of Lew.

Lew did an awesome job on the center console modification. Photo courtesy of Lou.

Thanks for doing the interview Lou.  I wish you the best with all your future endeavors!

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Today’s podcast is with John Carinha of Burnaby, BC, Canada. John grew up boating at Point Roberts as a youth on his family’s 12″ aluminum Sears rowboat –  this was his “yacht” at the time and he grew to love the water.

John is also an adventurer (including mountain climber). Three years ago he was at a film festival where he heard Colin Angus speak about his on the water adventures. John got hooked and decided to start an adventure of his own.

He purchased an Expedition Row Boat kit from Colin Angus and started Row4Autism. In John’s own words:

“Row4Autism involves coupling adventure with an awareness campaign to support recreational community initiatives to benefit individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The expedition will entail rowing solo and unsupported around Vancouver Island in its entirety, a distance of 1,100km.”

John completed the first leg of his journey in 2014, and plans to row the second leg this year and the final leg in 2016. Go to Row4Autism for more details.

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John's expedition rowboat (designed by Colin Angus). Photo courtesy of John.

John’s expedition rowboat (designed by Colin Angus). Photo courtesy of John.

Fiberglassing deck

Fiberglassing the deck. Photo courtesy of John.

John's recent project - building a camper for his truck. Amazing detail! Photo courtesy of John.

John’s recent project – building a camper for his truck. Amazing detail! Photo courtesy of John.

 

Thanks for doing the interview John.  I wish you the best with all your future endeavors!

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Today’s podcast is with Craig Barsky of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Craig is the founder and owner of Barsky Boards.

Craig designs, builds and sells Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP’s) and surf boards. His boards are works of art and constructed using the strip built method.

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SUP Guts

Here’s the guts of one of Craig’s SUPs – ready for strip planking. Photo courtesy of Craig.

Craig's boards are works of art - check it out. Photo courtesy of Craig.

Craig’s boards are works of art – check it out. Photo courtesy of Craig.

Craig's surf board ready to get wet. Photo courtesy of Craig.

Craig’s surf board ready to get wet. Photo courtesy of Craig.

Thanks for doing the interview Craig.  I wish you the best with all your future endeavors!

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