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Today’s podcast is an interview with Hugh Harwood of Cumberland, Maine. Hugh grew up around wooden boats and got the bug at an early age while boating with family and friends on the east coast.

In 2013 he purchased a 1932 bridge deck cruiser – Katie Mack – in Tacoma, WA and had her shipped to Maine. She is undergoing a complete restoration and is an absolutely beautiful vessel. Hugh and Pamela Harwood will use her to gently ply the summertime waters of the east coast – I wish I could join you :D

Click on the green player button below to listen to the full interview with Hugh.

Pics to enjoy:

1932 Bridgedeck Cruiser Katie Mack being truck to her new home in Maine. Photo courtesy of Hugh Harwood.

1932 Bridgedeck Cruiser Katie Mack being truck to her new home in Maine. Photo courtesy of Hugh Harwood.

Katie Mack is undergoing a major restoration. Photo courtesy of Hugh Harwood.

Katie Mack is undergoing a major restoration. Photo courtesy of Hugh Harwood.

A new transom for Katie Mack. Photo courtesy of Hugh Harwood.

A new transom for Katie Mack. Photo courtesy of Hugh Harwood.

Hugh's much beloved sailboat. Photo courtesy of Hugh Harwood.

Hugh’s much beloved sailboat. Photo courtesy of Hugh Harwood.

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

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Today’s podcast is an interview I did recently with Nordic traditional boatbuilding master Jay Smith of Anacortes, WA. Jay has several decades of experience building traditional Nordic clinker boats and was trained in Norway.

In today’s podcast, Jay discusses the virtues, benefits, uniqueness, and attractiveness of building boats from a once living material.

Click on the green player button below to listen to the full interview with Jay.

Pics to enjoy:

Jay holding a tradition oar lock (built in 1875) to his 20' Norwegian "Goat Boat"

Jay holding a tradition oar lock (built in 1875) to to the sheer his 20′ Norwegian “Goat Boat”

The sleek, artistic and functional interior of Jay's Goat Boat.

The sleek, artistic and functional interior of Jay’s Goat Boat.

Jay's shop with 20' Goat Boat nearing completion.

Jay’s shop with 20′ Goat Boat nearing completion.

Jay has plenty of hand planes ready to go to work :D

Jay has plenty of hand planes ready to go to work :D

 

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

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Today’s podcast is an interview I did recently with a delightful couple – Herb and Nancy Payson of Port Townsend, WA.

Herb and Nancy read a book titled “A New Way of Life” by Samson in the 70’s. The book suggests addressing the problems of urban life by sailing around the world on a sailboat. Herb proposed to Nancy that they buy a boat and start cruising (with their kids) – and the rest is history, as they say.

Herb has written several books and his 35 year old title “Blown Away” has been republished by Lin Pardey and was re-released in December 2014. Here is the link to Blown Away

Click on the green player button below to listen to the full interview with Herb & Nancy.

Pics to enjoy:

The Payson's much beloved home for many years - Sea Foam.

The Payson’s much beloved home for many years – Sea Foam.

Sea Foam at anchor.

Sea Foam at anchor.

Sea Foam at Anchor

Thanks for doing the interview Herb and Nancy.  I wish you the best with all your future wooden boat endeavors!

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Thanks to your support and the support of hundreds of other wooden boat lovers around the globe, HOWB has completed its THIRD full year with flying colors.  This Episode is dedicated to Reviewing the Highlights of 2014 and looking forward to Plans for 2015.

Highlights of 2014

  • I attended 2 Boat Festivals- Port Townsend WBF, Seattle Center for Wooden Boats Lake Union Festival
  • Continued doing phone interviews via Skype – love this capability
  • Sold my first “real” boat – a 14’ semi-dory I built and launched in 1997
    • Now planning on finishing the partially completed SCAMP I purchased Dec 2013
  • Taught a class at Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival – Building Your First Wooden Boat, A Primer
  • Published 41 podcasts including the following special interviews:
    • Jon Wilson founder of WoodenBoat
    • Colin Angus, 2006 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year (with wife Julie)
    • Dick Wagner – Founder of Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle – history of 38th annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival since the inaugural event
    • Carol Hasse & Barb Trailer – history of 38th annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival since the inaugural event
    • Jake Beattie on the newly announced Race to Alaska set for June 4, 2015
    • Gayle Brantuk, proprietor of Glen-L Marine
  • The podcasts were downloaded 44,620 times
  • The podcast broke even financially :D
  • Duckworks Boatbuilding Supplies became the first official HOWB Sponsor

 Plans for 2015

  • Continue to update/improve HOWB website
  • Publish the podcast weekly
  • Keep podcast in the black financially
  • Finish building SCAMP kit I bought 12.27.13!
  • Publish the HOWB eNewsletter weekly
  • Discover new ways to connect with the Wooden Boat World

Pics to enjoy:

My partially completed SCAMP is finally in the garage and I will start finishing her this year!

My partially completed SCAMP is finally in the garage and I will start finishing her this year!

Thanks for doing the interview Wooden Boat Dan.  I wish you the best with all your future wooden boat endeavors!

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Today’s podcast episode is a interview I recorded for HOWB016 (December 2011) with Tug Buse.

Tug made an amazing 3,ooo mile solo adventure in a 14′ sailing pram he built himself. His adventure started in Iowa, meandered through the river system to the Gulf of Mexico, and then east and north on the intercoastal waterway all the way to Bowdoin College in Maine.

Click on green player button above to listen to the full story of Tug’s amazing journey on ‘Adventure’.

Pics to enjoy:

Tug rowing - this pic says it all!

Tug rowing – this pic says it all!

Tug on deck of Adventure with deck tent up

Tug on deck of Adventure with deck tent up

Tug at the helm of Adventure during 14 month trip

Tug at the helm of Adventure during 14 month trip

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

WANT TO HELP? PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! I want to build a community of people from all over the world who want to connect, learn, share stories and photos, and have fun with wooden boats. I would REALLY appreciate you sending me wooden boats pics, stories, or projects you are working on.

You can also write comments on this blog, email me at woodenboatdan@gmail.com, call my feedback hotline at 424 261-2360, or leave a voice message from your computer.

Click HERE to subscribe to my email news list for the latest and greatest fun stuff and click on one of the buttons below to subscribe to my show. Keep the bright side up and the barnacled side down – Wooden Boat Dan “over and out”! Subscribe to the Hooked On Wooden Boats Podcast here:  iTunes RSS Feed

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