HOWB 103 – 2013 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival Highlights: Three Interviews With HOWB Fans

by admin on September 12, 2013


This week’s podcast is three short interviews I recorded during the 2013 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

The first interview is with Korey and Christina from Florida.  Korey heard my HOWB podcast last year, and as a result he and Christina flew up for the September 2012 Port Townsend Festival and to check out the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock.  This August they packed up all their gear and  moved to Port Townsend for Korey to attend the School starting in October.  This is really exciting for me to see the fruit of my podcast 😀

The second interview is with John and Roxie Caples from Olympia, WA.  John is a HOWB fan and they own a gorgeous 1971 Grand Banks 42′ power boat that is planked with Philippine Mahogany and has a teak interior.  John and Roxie are very meticulous with Xanadu, and it shows.

The third interview is with HOWB fans John and Val Teters of Olympia, WA.  They own an Ed Monk Sr. designed power boat Grand Finale.  She was built in 1970 for the Seventh Day Adventist Church as a mission boat to Prince Rupert Island, AK.  She is gorgeous and well taken care of.  The main salon area originally housed Church pews and an organ for onboard services.

Click on the green player button above to listen to all three interviews.

Here’s some pics to enjoy:

Glory Be on the left, and a Lake Union Dreamboat on the right at 2013 Festival.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Glory Be on the left, and a Lake Union Dreamboat on the right at 2013 Festival. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan


Festival Boat (if you can ID this boat, please let me know). Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Sail By Sunday Afternoon.

Sail By Sunday Afternoon.  Pax in foreground to right.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Thanks to Korey and Christina, John and Roxie, and John and Val for doing the interviews.  Best to you all in your wooden boat adventures!

My SCAMP Build Update

Here’s the latest picture of my SCAMP progress.  To see full updates, costs and hours spent, go to She is for sale as a fully assembled kit.  Save yourself 200 hours and buy her assembled 😀

Foresail 1 - Sept 1, 2013

Foresail 1 – Sept 1, 2013


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