HOWB 128 | Interview – David Nichols, Wooden Boat Builder, Author, and Instructor

by admin on April 3, 2014

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Today’s podcast episode is an interview with David Nichols of Austin, Texas.

Nichols has been building and designing boats for almost twenty years, and is the author of three books: A Working Guide to Small Boat Sails; Lapstrake Canoes; and Building the Sea Eagles. He’s written articles for WoodenBoat and Boatbuilder magazines, as well as writing and producing boatbuilding videos.

David also taught boatbuilding at WoodenBoat School, in Brooklin, Maine, for five years and Great Lakes Boat Building School, in Cedarville, Michigan, for two years.

David is a partner in the Small Craft Skills Academy (SCSA) along with Howard Rice and John Welsford. SCSA conducts virtual boatbuilding classes. During these webcasts the student is in his or her shop while the instructor builds a boat on camera. Envision a multi-camera TV broadcast that is real time interactive with the student using a web-camera in their shop, asking real time questions and get real time answers.

Click on green player button above to listen to full interview with David about his wooden boat journeys.

Here’s some pics to enjoy:

David sailing his Indian Girl canoe. Photo courtesy of David Nichols.

David sailing his Indian Girl canoe. Photo courtesy of David Nichols.

David's design - a 14.5 lapstrake Lutra Voyager. Photo courtesy of David Nichols.

David’s design – a 14.5 lapstrake Lutra Voyager. Photo courtesy of David Nichols.

David's Sea Eagle "Pandion" easing across the waters. Photo courtesy of David Nichols.

David’s Sea Eagle “Pandion” easing across the waters. Photo courtesy of David Nichols.

 

Thanks for doing the interview David.  I wish you the best with all your future boating, building and teaching endeavors!

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