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Today’s podcast is an interview with Bruce Blatchley of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, WA.

Bruce is the lead instructor for the contemporary boatbuilding building program which includes stitch and glue, cold molded, glued plywood lapstrake among other methods. Bruce and I discuss several the current school projects (boats in progress) and what contemporary building is all about.

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Here’s some pics to enjoy!

Boat school students hard at work.

Boat school students hard at work.

Painting a large row/sail boat.

Painting a 19 1/2′  row/sail boat.

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

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Brent Butikofer of Rigby, ID. After owning several sailboats, Brent decided to build his own. He wanted an easily handled boat, that wasn’t too big or cumbersome to get in and out of the water, yet was seaworthy and fun. After doing his research, Brent landed on the SCAMP micro-cruising phenom :D.

Brent has a blog on his build – Building Shackleton – which is phenomenal. There are lots of great pictures and details. Brent is also and avid bicyclist – check out his cycling blog at Riding Idaho.

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Here’s some pics to enjoy!

Shackleton nearing completion. Photo courtesy of Brent.

Shackleton nearing completion. Photo courtesy of Brent.

Can you spell graphite infused epoxy bottom? Photo courtesy of Brent.

Can you spell graphite infused epoxy bottom? Photo courtesy of Brent.

Getting ready to roll her. Photo courtesy of Brent.

Getting ready to roll her. Photo courtesy of Brent.

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

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Today’s podcast is a Race to Alaska (R2AK) interview with Jake Beattie (Race Brainchild) of the NWMC in Port Towsend, WA.

HOWB 141 is the first interview with Jake about the R2AK’s inaugural event scheduled for June 4, 2015. In today’s episode we get an update on the amazing boats and people that have officially entered (registration closed now) the Race. The race has every vessel imaginable from a SUP (stand up paddleboard) to a Kite Surfer to a foils boat, and crews which hold Olympic gold medals, and world records in endurance events.

There are approximately 60 entries, and of those about 38 are taking the first leg only option (Port Townsend to Victoria, BC). That leaves 22 vessels/crews to gut out 750 miles of cold water to Alaska.

Check out the Facebook Page for more info and fun pictures.

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Here a pre-race video to enjoy:

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

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Today’s podcast is very special. I sat down and did a recording  with my mother – Mary Mattson – of Kirkland, WA

Mom grew up in Indiana, met my dad in Missouri and moved to Washington state in the 1950’s. During the recording, we talk about family, faith and boats (you see, my dad was kind of a boat nut). It was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it!

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Here are some pics to enjoy:

Here I am with one of my first projects - a wooden lounge chair with shag carpet.

Here I (Wooden Boat Dan) am with one of my first projects – a wooden lounge chair with shag carpet. Life was good!

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Our family’s 1955, 38′ twin screw Richardson (carvel planked) sedan – the last and biggest boat we had while I was growing up. This was one seaworthy and fun rig!

Our beloved 1961 Chris Connie 28' twin screw bomb. She was seaworth, fast and carvel planked.

Our beloved 1961 Chris Connie 28′ twin screw bomb. She was seaworthy, fast and carvel planked. Yes – that is me on deck.

 

Today is a very special podcast. After hearing another podcaster talk about interviewing his mom for his podcast and how it was a big hit – I decided to do the same thing :D

My mom – Mary Mattson – is older than me (I’m 60) LOL – and was married to my father for over 50 years until he went to be with the Lord a few years ago. Mom is a woman of faith, prayer, and, well, boats – she was around a lot of boats because that was what my father was into from the time he was a little tike.

In this episode my mom talks about our family history and Christian faith, a little about my youth, and some of the fun boating activities we did as a family in the 60’s and 70’s. Enjoy!

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Thanks for doing the interview Mom.  I wish you the best with all your future 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, or leave a voice message from your computer.

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Today’s podcast is with Mark Reuten of Nomad Boat Building in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Mark grew up in Toronto, studied at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, was a shipwright on the Pacific Grace SALTS project, and now has his own boat shop in Victoria.

Reuten builds and repairs all types of wooden vessels, and specializes in canvas wood canoes and skin on frame boats.

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Pics to enjoy:

Mark building a Skin on Frame kayak model. Photo courtesy of Mark Reuten.

Mark building a Skin on Frame kayak model. Photo courtesy of Mark Reuten.

Sailboat restoration project by Mark. Photo courtesy of Mark.

Sailboat restoration project by Mark. Photo courtesy of Mark.

An amazing bedroom home improvement project by Mark. Photo courtesy of Mark.

An amazing bedroom home improvement project by Mark. Photo courtesy of Mark.

Thanks for doing the interview Mark.  I wish you the best with all your future 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, 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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