June 16, 2013 – We launched my just completed 11′ canoe “Chelan” today. She is a joy to paddle. Check out the video below:
My just finished canoe “Chelan” on the Columbia River. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan
Mill Creek 16.5′ Open Kayak – built from CLC Boats kit. Okoume hull, bruynzeel mahogany deck with 6 coats varnish.
12′ Skin on frame baby greenland kayak. Nylon skin, doug fir ribs, and dental floss to sew the skin. This beaut weighs in at 25 pounds.
14′ 2″ semi-dory from John Gardner’s “The Dory Book”. Okoume plywood on white oak frames. Built over 5 year period – finished 1997. This is a fun and versatile boat!
Our family’s river cruiser circa 1960. That’s me in the front window 🙂
Our family fishing boat, a 26′ Steelcraft with 110hp inboard. This boat was virtually unsinkable. Circa 1960’s.
Me standing next to dad after a day of salmon fishing out of Ilwaco. Our 1961 Chris Craft 28′ Constellation in backgroud. Circa 1965.
Our family’s 38′ Richardson “Gini Lu” built in 1955. In the late 60’s and early 70’s we cruised the Columbia River and San Juan Islands in this beauty. She had twin Chrysler hemis (gas), held 200 gallons of fuel, and curised at about 15-20 knots. We sold her in early 70’s. If you happen to see her, please let me know 🙂