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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!

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Jay Benford of Benford design and discuss a lot of fun things including his background in boating, how he entered the boat design world, and some of the really cool boats that have been his live aboard homes.

Benford has designed boats for many uses – tug boats, fishing boats, cruising sailboats, live-aboards, and freighter yachts. Check out his website for more information at Benford Design Group.

Click on the green Player Button above to listen to the full podcast with Jay.

Pics to Enjoy:

Badger is Jay's 34' sailing dory. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Badger is Jay’s 34′ sailing dory. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Puffin - one of Jay's Sphinx class 17' catboats. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Puffin – one of Jay’s Sphinx class 17′ catboats. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Sunrise was Jay's home for a decade. She is 50' LOA. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

Sunrise was Jay’s home for a decade. She is 50′ LOA. Photo courtesy of Jay Benford.

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

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to talk to Chris Lux of Seattle, WA. Chris contacted me via email to tell me about the vintage Klepper folding canoe he recently purchased, how he was able to get parts locally for this 40 year old canoe,  and some other fun details about this amazing boat that fits into 2 duffel bags and has a  folding Spruce (wooden) frame.

The German Klepper Foltboot was first introduced in 1906 – and you can check out more amazing details HERE.

Click on the green Player Button above to listen to the full podcast with Chris.

Pics to Enjoy:

Chris out cruising in his vintage Klepper Canoe. Photo courtesy of Chris Lux.

Chris out cruising in his vintage Klepper Canoe. Photo courtesy of Chris Lux.

Chris' Aerius II ready for a spin. Photo courtesy of Chris Lux.

Chris’ Aerius II ready for a spin. Photo courtesy of Chris Lux.

Tear Mender to the rescue! Photo courtesy of Chris Lux.

Tear Mender to the rescue! Photo courtesy of Chris Lux.

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

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with small boat and cycling adventurist Colin Angus of Victoria, BC.

At the top of the discussion were the details of some of Colin’s amazing adventures on the Amazon River among other places. He is one amazing and adventurous dude.

You can listen to previous interview I did with Colin at HOWB139

Click on the green Player Button above to listen to the full podcast with Colin.

Pics to Enjoy:

Colin's Row Cruiser Boat now available as a kit. Row during the day, sleep in the "cabin" at night. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Colin’s Row Cruiser Boat now available as a kit. Row during the day, sleep in the “cabin” at night. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks for doing the interview Colin.  I wish you the best in 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 WoodboatDan@gmail.com, or leave a voice message from your computer.

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On this week’s episode I had the opportunity to sit down with Howard Rice of the Small Craft Skills Academy. We met up at the NWMC during SCAMP Camp #5 in Port Townsend, WA.

At the top of the discussion (of course) was the SCAMP and the newest development in self-rescue – the “elevator”, to get oneself back in the SCAMP after a capsize. Howard also discussed new developments at the SCSA, and some of the details of modifications he is making to a stock SCAMP to prepare for a yet unannounced small boat adventure Howard will be embarking on soon.

You can listen to previous interviews I did with Howard at HOWB039 and HOWB080.

Click on the green Player Button above to listen to the full podcast with Howard.

Pics to Enjoy:

 

SCAMP Camp #5, August 2014, Port Townsend, WA. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

SCAMP Camp #5, August 2014, Port Townsend, WA. Six new SCAMPs birthed during this 2 week event! Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Howard on left at work during SCAMP Camp. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Howard on left at work during SCAMP Camp. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks for doing the interview Howard.  I wish you the best in 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.

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