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Nat grew up in Seattle and as a young kid was building boat models out of milk cartons, wood, and assorted other materials he could scrounge up. His parents and grandparents owned (and still own) an Allied Seawind 30’ which the family used to explore the Inside Passage around Vancouver Island and the San Juan Islands. When Nate was 10 years old he discovered the 1897 three masted 165′ schooner Wawona on Lake Union in Seattle. He fell in love with her and at age 11 built a 5’ model of Wawona. He also built a radio controlled model of the Arthur Foss tug after discovering that historic vessel in Seattle.
Nat attended Beloit College in WI to get his undergraduate degree in Museology. During his college program, he spent one semester at Williams College studying at Mystic Seaport Museum and living on the grounds. Besides learning about sea shantys and celestial navigation he gained valuable knowledge about museums and historic vessels.
After college Nat was awarded the highly coveted Fulbright Grant to study at the Vasa Museum in Sweden –regarded by many as the premier maritime museum in the world. On display is the Swedish Gallion Vasa – built in 1628 as a double gun deck war boat. She sank 15 minutes into maiden voyage.
Nat loves his current position as the vessel manager at Northwest Seaport in Seattle, WA. The Seaport’s mission is the: “……preservation and interpretation of maritime heritage of Puget Sound and the Northwest Coast, and the development of maritime-based educational programs and opportunities for the community.”
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Wooden Boat Hack of the Week – #12 | What do toilets and bronze have in common?
If you think the wax toilet ring at the local hardware store only has one use, think again:
- Wax toilet rings cost less than 2 bucks a your local store.
- When building a wooden boat and using bronze fasteners (not brass – they corrode), first pre-drill the hole then apply wax so there is less friction and the screw is easier to install.
- The wax also helps prevent wood cracking and splitting (but don’t forget to pre-drill)
- Most wax toilet rings have an anti-bacterial component which helps prevent mold.
- Just stick your screws in the ring, pull them out and you are ready to roll!
- When you go to buy your rings, tell em Wooden Boat Dan sent you 🙂
First Video Interview I have produced the first ever HOWB video interview. The interview is with Lloyd Shugart of Seattle, WA and he owns and is restoring a Ed Monk Sr. designed bridgedeck beauty. Check out the video here: HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/Video1
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