HOWB 098 – Interview | Marty Loken on the Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza

by admin on August 1, 2013

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Marty Loken, founder of the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and (almost) retired from his Boatshop on Marrowstone Island.  The Pocket Yachters like to keep it simple – no officers, dues, bylaws, regulations nor fees to attend the annual Palooza.

Last year I attended the first ever Palooza and had a blast.  This year I attended the second annual Pocket Yacht Palooza and must say it was amazing – this is a must attend event so mark your calendars for July 19 and 20th 2014!  There were 75 pocket yachts (including my canoe Chelan 🙂 ) from the Puget Sound area, Colorado, northern CA, OR, ID, and British Columbia. And Sam Devlin was there showing off his first ever Lit’l Coot 18′ Motorsailer.

There appears to be a growing interest in small boats since they are easier and cheaper to maintain and build, quicker to launch, and just plain get used because the boats aren’t complicated!  And this is right up my alley as I love small boats and building them is a blast too!

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview with Marty!

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

More than 70 boats at the 2nd Annual PT Pocket Yacht Palooza

More than 70 boats at the 2nd Annual Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

One of the double ended lapstrake beauties at the Palooza.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

One of the double ended lapstrake beauties at the Palooza. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

A beautiful George Calkins Bartender.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

A beautiful 19′ George Calkins Bartender. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Thanks Marty for doing the interview.  Best to you in all your pocket yacht adventures!

 

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My SCAMP Build Update

I am feverishly working on my SCAMP to have it fully assembled before the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival starts September 6th. Here’s the latest picture of my progress.  To see full updates, costs and hours spent, go to HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/SCAMP.  This boat will be for sale once the kit is fully assembled.

45 Seat and cockpit sole cleats are now in place.

45 Seat and cockpit sole cleats are now in place.

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