HOWB 159 – Interview | Rob O’Dea, Wooden Boat Lover & Pres of the Oarlock & Sail Wooden Boat Club, Vancouver, BC

by admin on February 5, 2015

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Rob O’Dea, president of the Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club of Vancouver, BC. In the clubs own words: “The Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club is a club for people who enjoy building, repairing, sailing, talking about, thinking about, and simply messing about in small wooden boats. The club operates out of a floating boat shed at the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s Heritage Harbour at 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver. Members can be found each saturday morning restoring the club’s fleet of small wooden boats or working on a new build.” And visitors are welcome anytime!

O’Dea has been messing about in wooden boats most of his life. Eight years ago he bought a 36′ sailboat built in 1956 in Nova Scotia. This boat had been owned by Charlie and Margo of Charlie’s Charts Cruising Guides, and was their home as they were writing their Guides. Rob shares some tall tales of adventure aboard this fine vessel.

Click on the green player button below to listen to the full interview with Rob.

Pics to enjoy:

The Oarlock Club showing off some of the vessels during the Vancouver BC Boat Show. Photo courtesy of the Oarlock Club.

The Oarlock Club showing off some of the vessels during the Vancouver BC Boat Show. Photo courtesy of the Oarlock Club.

14' Paul Gartside Riff nearing completion. Photo courtesy of the Oarlock Club.

14′ Paul Gartside Riff nearing completion. Photo courtesy of the Oarlock Club.

Quarter knees being meticulously installed on the Riff. Photo courtesy of the Oarlock Club.

Quarter knees being meticulously installed on the Riff. Photo courtesy of the Oarlock Club.

Thanks for doing the interview Rob.  I wish you the best with all your future wooden boat endeavors!

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