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Today I discuss the highlights and fun events (from my point of view) of the 2014 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. I arrived Thursday afternoon and grudgingly left Sunday evening after the festival was over and most of the boats had sailed away :D I had an absolute blast for the entire time and secretly wished it was a little bit longer……

Here are a few of the highlights for me:

  • Recorded 7 interviews for future podcasts:
  • Gave a really fun presentation to a full room: Building Your First Wooden Boat – A Primer (based on my eBook)
  • Took over 300 photographs (ok – I will ditch all but about 75 of the best :D)
  • Attended 2 presentations
  • Crewed on “Tradition” (19′ Crotch Island Pinky) during Sunday’s sailby
  • Sold by 14′ Dory – Dawn Treader
  • Spent zero (as in nada) dollars while in Port Townsend
  • Hooked up with Korey and Christina who moved to Port Townsend last year to attend the NWSWBB after hearing my podcast
  • Saw some amazing boats:

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Pics to enjoy:

52' Folding Canal boat - fits in a container. Being built by Brad Rice. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

52′ Folding Canal boat – fits in a container. Being built by Brad Rice. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Sunrise over the Festival. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Sunrise over the Festival. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

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Cody Harris atop Rabannah’s mast during the festival.

Lady Washington shooting her cannon. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Lady Washington shooting her cannon. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

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

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Colin Angus. Colin and his wife Julie are avid outdoor enthusiasts and have accomplished numerous human powered adventures that seem undoable and improbable to most of us :D

During the interview, Colin discusses growing up on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, and how reading about real life adventures of others led him to dream and seek his own Adventures. As a 12 year old, he read The Dove, and that clinched for him the goal to become an adventurer himself.

Colin and his wife Julie design ocean capable row boats and sell kits for the same, speak, write, and adventure. Check out their website at AngusAdventures.com.

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Pics to enjoy:

Julie and Colin on the first Human-Powered circumnavigation of the earth. Photo courtesy of Colin and Julie Angus.

Julie and Colin on the first Human-Powered circumnavigation of the earth. Photo courtesy of Colin and Julie Angus.

Thanks for doing the interview Colin.  I wish you the best in 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 WoodboatDan@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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Today’s podcast is an interview with Marty Loken – organizer of the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and the 3rd annual Pocket Yacht Palooza in Port Townsend.

Marty is an avid small boat enthusiast, having come full circle from owning larger vessels and yachts (including a Lake Union Dream Boat) to realizing the amazing benefits of trailerable boats that are less expensive to own and maintain, easier to get to and from the water, and just plain get used more.

In this interview with Marty, we discuss his current projects, the benefits of small boats, and the 3rd Annual Pocket Yacht Palooza.

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Pics to enjoy:

3rd Annual Pocket Yacht Palooza. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

3rd Annual Pocket Yacht Palooza. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Simeon Baldwin's SCAMP "Nody". Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Simeon Baldwin’s SCAMP “Nody”. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Port Townsend Watercraft Nesting Dinghy - amazing design! Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Port Townsend Watercraft Nesting Dinghy – amazing design! Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Sailing into Port Townsend for the Palooza. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Sailing into Port Townsend for the Palooza. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks for doing the interview  Marty.  I wish you the best in 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 Dan@Hookedonwoodenboats.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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Today’s podcast is a joint interview with Carol Hasse (“Hasse”) of Port Townsend Sails and Barb Trailer of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, WA. Hasse moved toPort Townsend in 1977 and started her sailmaking business in 1978,   She was part of a small group of enthusiasts who were instrumental in planning and starting the very first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 1977. Hasse discusses how the festival got its start, who was involved, and why it is such a special event year after year after year. Barb Trailer has been co-director (along with Carrie Andrews) of the PT Festival since 2011 and has logged many miles at sea on vessels such as WN Ragland , a 101’ wooden Baltic Trader; Sea Angel, a 88‘ ketch; and MY Evviva, a 160’ power boat. During the interview, Barb discusses some of her favorite memories at the Festival and what to expect at this year’s Wooden Boat Festival on September 5-7, 2014. Click on the green player button above to listen all the fun details and history of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

Pics to enjoy:

Schooner Martha at the 2013 PTWBF. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Schooner Martha at the 2013 PTWBF. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

2013 Festival Boats. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

2013 Festival Boats. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Schooner Adventuress at 2013 Festival. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Schooner Adventuress at 2013 Festival. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Pax at 2013 Festival. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Pax at 2013 Festival. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks for doing the interview Hasse and Barb.  I wish you the best in the wooden boat world! 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 Dan@Hookedonwoodenboats.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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Today’s podcast is an interview with Brant Lodge of the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle,WA. Brant is the field trip coordinator specializing in Native American maritime culture and heritage. Brant is also learning to become a master canoe carver, and has been involved in numerous open water canoe expeditions in the Northwest.

Click on the green player button above to listen to Brant’s  personal journey and his work at the Center for Wooden Boats.

Pics to enjoy:

Brant next to dugout canoe project. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Brant next to dugout canoe project. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

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The dugout canoe is taking shape. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Brant Dowsing Canoe

Thanks for doing the interview Brant.  I wish you the best at the CWB!

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 Dan@Hookedonwoodenboats.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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