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December 1, 2011

Dan,

Just found your podcast, can’t wait to listen to it.
You may find my website of interest http://www.buildboats.com – it’s dedicated to home boat building.

Cheers
Tom Raidna
Pittsburgh, PA

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December 1, 2011

Thanks Tom! I will check out your site. Dan

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January 8, 2012

So what do you do when you’re in Norway and it’s 3:00 AM and you can’t sleep due to jet lag, why you listen to “Hooked on Wooden Boats” on your iPhone. Dan, I enjoyed listening to Tug Buse. Oh by the way, “try it you’ll like it” was an Alka-Seltzer ad campaign. Dennis

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January 8, 2012

Thanks Dennis. Next time I’m in Norway, I’ll remember that – hahaha. Alka Seltzer huh – kinda like “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!” Glad you liked the Tug interview. Where’s my Norwegian wooden boat pictures? WBD

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February 12, 2012

Hi Dan ,love the podcasts .
I live and listen from Sydney , Australia.
Keep up the great work

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February 12, 2012

Thanks Jonathon! I appreciate your feedback. I spend 5 weeks down under in 1982! Beautiful place – Ayers Rock, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, etc. What is your connection to wooden boats? Dan

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February 13, 2012

Would love to have a go at building one within the next year or two.
Have always loved the wooden boats when younger , but never done it.
Shows like yours get me very keen again and I look up the guests websites after each podcast.

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February 14, 2012

Sounds good Jonathan. Once you start you’ll be hooked!! hahaha

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March 8, 2012

Hi Dan,

Just a quick note to let you know that I am hooked on your addictive podcasts – it is a sheer pleasure to listen to it while commuting to and from work in Sao Paulo, Brazil and I always find myself anxious for the next episode!

About three years ago, my family and I moved to live by one of Sao Paulo’s reservoirs (over 6,500 acres of water surface), a known center for fresh water sailing and I have been toying around with the idea of building a boat since then.

I do a lot of woodworking in my spare time, and I am fascinated by the look and feel of wooden boats, so I guess building a wooden boat is my natural choice and also my next big pet project.

I hope to start cutting timber for a mid-sized wooden sailboat by June or July 2012. Meanwhile, I am trying to get acquainted with the idea of a 3 to 4-year commitment with the project!

That’s it – keep up the fantastic work!

Cheers from Brazil,

Dan

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March 8, 2012

Thanks Dan for your feedback. Getting emails like yours fuels my passion for doing these podcasts (besides the fact I get to meet real cool people and learn more about wooden boats!). Have you settled on a design for your boat? I would love to hear more details when you have them. Also, I’m curious how you found my podcast???

If you haven’t done so already, I would encourage you to go to my home page and sign up for my eNews list so we can stay in contact.

Here’s to wooden boats, Dan

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March 8, 2012

Dan, just signed up for the eNews – thanks for the advice!

I came across your podcast while browsing for “boat construction” podcasts through my iPhone’s iTunes – yes, I guess there are some people out there who search for such weird topics! And I guess that I am just one of those weird ones!

I have not decided on the final design, but I am most inclined to a 19ft to 23ft monohull. Once it is decided, I will let you know, for sure… I may keep a construction blog in order to try to influence other enthusiasts out there!

Cheers!

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March 11, 2012

Thanks Danilo – I look forward to hearing from you! Dan

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March 30, 2012

Hey Dan,
I just started listening to your podcasts a couple weeks back and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the interviews and stories. I am originally from Cape Cod and have been around boats my whole life but just recently became interested in building them. I am currently working on my second Adirondack Guideboat. I also meet with a group out of Kingston Ma on wednesday nights where we are restoring an old Duxbury Duck boat. I’ve told all the guys in class about your podcast so you should have a following on the east coast too! There are quite a few boat shops here in New England and i’m sure they all have some good stories and information if you ever want to take a field trip! haha… Keep up the good work it’s much appreciated. Thanks, Jay

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April 1, 2012

Jay – thanks for listening. I am really glad you are enjoying it and have shared it with your boat building buddies! In the next year or 2 I would like to make a trip to the east coast to soak up the rich wooden boat history there and do a bunch of interviews. For now, I’m staying local cuz there is a lot going on in this area.

Take care, Wooden Boat Dan

PS If you haven’t done so already, please subscribe to my eNews list at HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/subsribe. Thanks

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May 19, 2012

Hi.
Just found your site through Linkedin and thoroughly enjoyed it! My husband and I came through there last year on our way to Port Townsend to look up some old wooden boat friends from our circumnavigation days (see SAILING TO THE FAR HORIZON; THE RESTLESS JOURNEY AND TRAGIC SINKING OF A TALL SHIP). We were hoping to find anyone from the Ishmael, particularly builder and instructor Kurt Ashford or Kiwi Jim. No luck, but loved visiting the schools. Just a thought. My book – the true story about the life and death of the 60 year old 123 ft. three masted gaff topsail schooner Sofia has sold out in hard copy and the publisher will be re-releasing it in paperback and digitally later this year. I’d love to be on to talk about the journey. Many old wooden boats from all over the world mentioned. Please see http://www.pamelasismanbitterman.com and if interested, get in touch! Meantime, good luck up there!
Pam

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May 19, 2012

Pam – thanks for you note! Sounds like you have a very interesting story. I will definitely keep you in mind for future interview time (right now I booked up for a while :).

Here’s to wooden boats, Dan

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July 23, 2012

Hi Dan,
I love your podcasts and your boats!
I listen to your podcast while I build rc sailboats and I am about to start my first wooden kayak ( maybe canoe) project. Are there any plans, tools, materials, or books that you recommend? I’ll try and go through your resources to help you out a bit.
Also I think adding some good boat plans to your resource page would be a good idea that might bring you a bit more money.
Again I love your podcasts and I have my phone downloading several of them right now as I am writing to you.

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July 25, 2012

Thanks Stephen – glad you are enjoying the show and hopefully it is inspiring you to great wooden boat projects. I recommend The Canoe Shop for building a great canoe (that’s what I am doing), or the Dory Book by John Gardner for a great dory. Also, CLC Boats and Pygmy boats have great plans and kits for a ton of kayaks, pulling boats, small sailers, et.c Hope this helps! Take care, WBD

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September 28, 2014

Hi Dan
First a big thanks for all your hard work in getting your podcast together, its really appreciate and eagerly anticipated.
I have to confess to a little giggle I have at one of your favourite expressions.
“You will be in life Flint”

I be leave its actually “In line Flynn”.
The Flynn referred to is Errol Flynn the famous Australian actor of the golden age of cinema.
Errol was very popular with the ladies and had not trouble finding company for the evening, and so when a couple of lads got together and talked of their chances of getting lucky one would say. No worries “I’ll be in like Flynn.”

I think you will get the drift. So now you see why I have a little smile whenever you say your little ‘In like Flint”.
Kindest regards
Paul

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October 12, 2014

Dan, today is my 67th birthday. I retired Sept 1 with plans to, among other things, build a boat in retirement. After many pleasant hours poking around the good ‘ol internet on boat topics, and listening to your interviews with John Harris I’ve settled on a CLC kit, the Northeaster Dory. I’d like to attend the class they hold but in my six weeks of retirement I’ve already learned how busy retirement is even though, as I had been told, everyday is indeed Saturday. Heck, even real Saturdays are busy.

So, my kit should arrive in the next day or two and if you like, I’ll photograph and record my adventures from box opening to water.

Regards, Wayne Robertson

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November 3, 2014

Just looking at the T-shirts for men. Can you tell me the chest measurement for the small, medium and large Hooked on Wooden Boats T-shirt
thank you

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February 3, 2015

Love your site.Discovered it a couple of weeks ago.I was born live in Malta where boat building is an old tradition.I managed to build a dynamite Payson Cartopper as a rowing skiff, from his book.Goes like a dream.If you asked me what I felt on launch day? A Magic moment!!
Good luck with your good work.
Best regards from the Maltese islands

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February 3, 2015

Austin – thanks for your kind note! Payson has some amazing designs. Glad to hear wooden boats are alive and well in the Maltese Island! Best, Dan

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July 8, 2015

Hi Dan, I received my first newsletter from you, sadly it happened to be the one that said you’re taking a break from the podcasting, I’m sorry to hear, but I commend you for the commitment you made to it for so long, few others have done that. I still have lots of your podcasts to listen through. I also bought your eBook, thanks for that, I have bought the plans for an 11’5″ Uncle Johns skiff, so that project should be starting soon. Thanks for the inspiration. Not to jump ahead, but If I’m still in the game after the skiff, I want to take a week long course at CLC and make a sherry or dory!
good luck in your future endeavors. Mark, Fort Collins, CO

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July 23, 2015

Mark – thanks for the kind note. It has been a fun journey – and it will probably continue (at a slower pace) :D. Best, Dan

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