HOWB 070 – Interview | Captain Tyson Trudel – Center for Wooden Boats Youth Program Dude, Wooden Boat Afficianado

by admin on January 17, 2013

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Tyson did most of his growing up in Cove, Oregon with a massive population of 500 people ūüėÄ ¬† During his youth he sailed with his family on their ¬†21′ San Juan sloop. ¬†However, when his parents decided to take a year off and build a log cabin, they had to sell the family boat to pay for the new well. ¬†Tyson was heartbroken – he loved being on the water. ¬†But never fear, his parents bought him an 8′ Jester sailing dinghy on his 8th birthday. He was sick that day so they put the dinghy in his bedroom and let him sleep in it – he was hopelessly “hooked” on boats at that point. ¬†Sorry about that Tyson – hahaha.

During junior high and high school, he took every shop class offered and helped build several Phil Bolger and other designs with whatever materials the class could scrape together.  After attending college for a couple years studying history, Tyson realized he really wanted to work with youth and boats.  He was able to land a volunteer position at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle and for 9 months engaged in youth programs centered around boats and life learning (in addition to being the night watchman).

Next, it was off to finish college and then on to work as a youth mentor at Lutherwood Camp for 9 months of the year, with 3 months each year working on his Captains license aboard the Lady Washington tall ship (check out HOWB 003 for an interview about her).  In 2011, Tyson came full circle and landed at the Center for Wooden Boats as their Youth Program Manager.

Tyson has had some really awesome experiences with boats, youth, education, and the high seas.  Click on green player button above to listen to the podcast and get the whole story.

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

Tyson Trudel next to long boat used for youth experiential training.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Tyson Trudel next to long boat used for youth experiential training. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

A lapstrake beauty at the Center for Wooden Boats.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

A lapstrake beauty at the Center for Wooden Boats. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Zulu - a 50' guest boat at CWB.  She was built by George & Julia Maynard and launched in 1992 .  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Zulu – a 50′ guest boat at CWB. She was built of wood by George & Julia Maynard and launched in 1992 . Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Wooden Boat Hack of the Week – #13 | Canned Tuna and Epoxy go hand in hand!
If you’re a tuna person (or consume other foods that come in the same size/shape can), save those little 5 ounce can

tuna cans

    • Thoroughly clean the tuna cans after you eat the tuna (or give it to Fido).
    • Use the cans for mixing 1-3 ounces of epoxy.
    • Since epoxy is exothermic, the profile of the tuna cans (low and wide) will help keep the epoxy from overheating before you apply it.
    • These cans are aluminum, so wipe the excess epoxy out with a paper towel and reuse them.
    • If you buy the larger size tuna cans (12 ounce), you can easily mix 5-6 ounces of epoxy at a time.
    • Have fun and enjoy your tuna.

 

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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