HOWB 085 – Interview | Randy Roberts – Student at NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding

by admin on May 2, 2013

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I thought it would be fun to interview a few students at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, WA to get their perspective of Getting In The Wooden Boat Game.  This week’s student interview is with Randy Roberts of Colorado.  Randy is a retired Air Force officer where he worked as a navigator and as an intelligence officer for nearly 30 years.

After retiring, Randy decided to use the education benefits provided him under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  He also wanted to work with his hands, and loves sailing – all of which led him to the boat school at Port Hadlock.  Randy and his wife sold their home in Colorado to move to Puget Sound to attend the boat school starting in October 2012.

Prior to attending the school Randy had no woodworking experience and by his own account, he has already learned a ton of skills which will be useful in many facets of his own life.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview with Randy.

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

Randy straking a skiff in the shop.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Randy planking a lapstrake skiff in the shop – PURE ARTWORK. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

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Truant class daysailor in for a new keel. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Cedar stripped, cold moulded sloop under construction at NW School of Wooden Boat Building.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Cedar stripped, cold moulded Sentinel 24 under construction at NW School of Wooden Boat Building. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks Randy for taking time out of you busy schedule to do the interview.  Best to you and everyone at the boat school!

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