HOWB 092 – Interview | Matt Murphy Editor Wooden Boat Magazine – Personal History & Preview of 2013 Wooden Boat Show Mystic, CT

by admin on June 20, 2013

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Matt Murphy.  Matt is the editor of Wooden Boat Magazine in Brooklin, ME where he has worked since 1992.

Matt grew up in Salem, MA “playing in boats during the summers while dreaming about them in the winters”.  He cut his mariner teeth sailing one design sloops such as the Rhodes 19, Etchells 22, and Town Class sloop around the Marblehead area of Massachusetts.  At the age of 14 he picked up his first Wooden Boat Magazine and became totally hooked on wooden boats.

Murphy built his first wooden boat – a 22′ King Fisher rowing shell – while in college, then he built a strip planked kayak, a dinghy, and a peapod, and the list continues to grow!  In early 1992 Matt responded to an ad in Wooden Boat Magazine for an associate editor , was hired, and has loved his “job” ever since, including traveling around the world to research, write about, and photograph wooden boats.

Matt and I also discussed the upcoming 22nd Annual Wooden Boat Show June 28-30, 2013 in Mystic Seaport, CT.  This years event will feature:

  • More than 100 wooden boats
  • 140 vendors selling art, antiques, tools, boating gear
  • 3 days of demonstrations and talks by professional shipwrights
  • 20 families building their own boat and launching Sunday
  • 30 Wooden Boat Magazine reader’s boats on land at the Village Green
  • Daily tours of the 1841 Whale Ship Restoration Project – Charles Morgan
  • Skua (cocktail class 8′ boat) racing Sunday

For tickets or more information, go to TheWoodenBoatShow.com.  This show will be great – DON’T MISS IT!

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

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

2012 Wooden Boat Show Fun!   Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Magazine.

2012 Wooden Boat Show Fun! Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Magazine.

Mystic Seaport, CT - home to 2013 Wooden Boat Show.  Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Magazine.

Brooklin Maine – home of Wooden Boat Magazine. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Magazine.

Family Boatbuilding Project - 2012 Wooden Boat Show at Mystic, CT.   Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Magazine.

Family Boatbuilding Project – 2012 Wooden Boat Show at Mystic, CT.  Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Magazine.

Thanks Matt for doing the interview.  Best to you and Wooden Boat Magazine!

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Kayak / canoe cart.  Simple to make at home – CLC Boats Cart
+ Kayak / canoe handles.  Beautiful and you can make at home – CLC Boats Handles

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