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I’m taking a break from my Podcast Vacation today to publish another episode of HOWB :D.

Today’s podcast is a recording I did about an hour after the 2015 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival had ended. I talk about the highlights of the festival and some of the fun stuff I did! I was there for the entire Festival and had an absolute blast as usual.

I recorded about 8 interviews during the festival which I will be playing over the next few months!

Here are a few highlights of the festival for me:

  • Doing 8 interviews with some amazing folks – John Harris, John Lockwood, Jake Beattie (R2AK), Robert D’Arcy, Marty Loken, Dale Simonson, Pete Leenhouts, Josh Colvin
  • Attending a presentation on mast building by Bruce Tipton – the birds mouth mast may be cool but probably overrated. There are other ways to build a mast just as strong and light without all the work and waste
  • Meeting John Carinha in person
  • Sleeping in the canopy of my truck for the first time (with CPAP machine on :D)
  • Getting ideas for my SCAMP
  • Giving my SCAMP class/presentation
  • Meeting Rob O’Toole
  • Encouragement from listeners!

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Here’s some pics to enjoy!

A full on shanty boat – a very comfy way to spend time on the water!

Sunrise in the Harbor.

Sunrise in the Harbor.

Sunrise on all the festival boats at 6:30 AM. I love this time at the festival!

Sunrise on all the festival boats at 6:30 AM. I love this time at the festival!

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

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Today’s podcast is an interview I recorded on June 3rd in Port Townsend, WA – the Prep Day for the inaugral R2AK (engineless race) which began June 4th and was won by Team Elsie Piddock.

This interview is with Thomas Nielsen of Team Sea Runner. Team Sea Runner’s boat of choice – a James Wharram Hitia 17′. This a catamaran made out of door skins, peanut based epoxy and has a claw sail.

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Here’s some pics to enjoy!

Team Sea Runner's 17' James Wharram catamaran.

Team Sea Runner’s 17′ James Wharram catamaran.

Team Sea Runner's 17' James Wharram catamaran.

Team Sea Runner’s 17′ James Wharram catamaran.

Thanks for doing the interview Thomas!  I wish you the best with all your future boating 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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Today’s podcast is 3 interviews I recorded on June 3rd in Port Townsend, WA – the Prep Day for the inaugral R2AK (engineless race) which began June 4th and was won by Team Elsie Piddock.

First up: Denny Brausen, Team Noddy Noggins. Denny and B-I-L Simeon Baldwin are doing Leg 1 to Victoria BC in and 11′ 11″ SCAMP sailboat.

Second: Dan and Heather, Team Coastal Express – Sailing a 1971 16′ Mirror Dinghy with 2 rowing stations.

Third: Stephen Marcoe, Team Golden Oldies. Sailing a 1985 Lock Crowther 38′ x 24′ catamaran with 2 rowing stations.

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Here’s some pics to enjoy!

 

Team Golden Oldies - 1985 Lock Crowther 38' x 24' cat.

Team Golden Oldies – 1985 Lock Crowther 38′ x 24′ cat.

Team Coastal Express -  1971 Mirror Dinghy.

Team Coastal Express – 1971 Mirror Dinghy.

Team Noddy Noggins - 11' 11" SCAMP.

Team Noddy Noggins – 11′ 11″ SCAMP.

Thanks for doing the interviews Denny, Dan, Heather and Stephen!  I wish you the best with all your future boating 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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Today’s podcast is 3 interviews I recorded on June 3rd in Port Townsend, WA – the Prep Day for the inaugral R2AK (engineless race) which began June 4th.

First up: Marty Loken – builder, restorer, cruiser extraordinaire – commentary on the first ever R2AK.

Second: Quill Goldman of BarefootWoodenBoats.com – Entered in the race as “Team Barefoot Wooden Boat”. Sailing a freshly built 19′ transomless sloop.

Third: Denee Chaney – Entered in the race as “Team Un-cruise. Sailing an F25c trimiran (carbon over balsa – so yeah, there’s some wood there :D).

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Here’s some pics to enjoy!

Team Barefoot Wooden Boats - freshly built 19' transomless sloop.

Team Barefoot Wooden Boats – freshly built 19′ transomless sloop.

Team Un-cruise 25' F25c trimiran (carbon over balsa).

Team Un-cruise 25′ F25c trimiran (carbon over balsa).

Mirage pedal drive system on Team Un-cruise boat. Pedal when wind dies down :D

Mirage pedal drive system on Team Un-cruise boat. Pedal when wind dies down :D

Thanks for doing the interviews Marty, Quill and Denee!  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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Today’s podcast is an interview Pete Bergstrom of Monticello, IL. Pete has started G2G Wood and Boatworks in Monticello.

The G2G mission is to pass life experiences and values from “Generation to generation” (G2g) with adults leading the way in understanding the value of mentoring younger generations. Building wooden boats and learning woodworking skills will be the platform for mentoring youth ages 13 to 21.

Bergstrom is an avid woodworker and boatbuilder, and is excited about his new venture!

You can check out a previous interview with Pete about Boatbuilding at his church at HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/111.

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Here’s some pics to enjoy!

Bruce in one of the youth built boats. Photo courtesy of G2G.

Pete in one of the youth built boats. Photo courtesy of G2G.

Thanks for doing the interview Pete.  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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