HOWB 140 – Wooden Boat Dan on Highlights of 2014 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

by admin on September 11, 2014

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Today I discuss the highlights and fun events (from my point of view) of the 2014 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. I arrived Thursday afternoon and grudgingly left Sunday evening after the festival was over and most of the boats had sailed away 😀 I had an absolute blast for the entire time and secretly wished it was a little bit longer……

Here are a few of the highlights for me:

  • Recorded 7 interviews for future podcasts:
  • Gave a really fun presentation to a full room: Building Your First Wooden Boat – A Primer (based on my eBook)
  • Took over 300 photographs (ok – I will ditch all but about 75 of the best :D)
  • Attended 2 presentations
  • Crewed on “Tradition” (19′ Crotch Island Pinky) during Sunday’s sailby
  • Sold by 14′ Dory – Dawn Treader
  • Spent zero (as in nada) dollars while in Port Townsend
  • Hooked up with Korey and Christina who moved to Port Townsend last year to attend the NWSWBB after hearing my podcast
  • Saw some amazing boats:

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Pics to enjoy:

52' Folding Canal boat - fits in a container. Being built by Brad Rice. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

52′ Folding Canal boat – fits in a container. Being built by Brad Rice. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Sunrise over the Festival. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Sunrise over the Festival. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

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Cody Harris atop Rabannah’s mast during the festival.

Lady Washington shooting her cannon. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Lady Washington shooting her cannon. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks for doing the interview Wooden Boat Dan.  I wish you the best in all your future boating endeavors!

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September 15, 2014

Hey Dan,

Congratulations (condolences) on selling Dawn Treader. That’s fantastic (sad). I know what it’s like to sell a boat and it is always a celebration (grieving period).

Keep up the good work!!

Jed

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