View Full Version : 16 White Bear Lake Skiff - CL Vancouver/Victoria

Don Kurylko
11-26-2011, 08:12 PM

First off let me say that I have no financial stake in this ad, but I do know the owner. He is an old friend of mine and I’m sad to see that he has to sell his boat. Unfortunately, age (89 in January) and health problems have conspired against him and he has to let it go.

John commissioned this skiff from Dean Haynes in 1977 and it is a sister to some of the boats Dick Wagner used in his livery business before starting the CWB in Seattle. The only difference is that John had an extra strake added to raise the freeboard a bit to better cope with the larger waves and chop encountered in the PNW. These boats were originally built in Minnesota for use on the local lakes. John has taken his up to Barkley Sound to cruise the Broken Islands.

This is a great little boat and has been well cared for over the years – always stored under cover when not in use. Except for the patina of age, one would never guess that the boat is 34 years old. If anyone is looking for a superb, traditional rowing skiff this one would be hard to beat. It would be a bargain at twice the price.

Anyways, if anyone is offended by me posting this, I will delete the thread, but I would just hate to see this boat fall into the hands of someone with little knowledge, ability or desire to look after it properly. In my opinion, this is an historically significant skiff and deserves another loving owner.

Here are some recent photos taken for the ad. See also, the White Bear Lake Skiff at the CWB: http://cwb.org/south-lake-union/online-museum/boat-catalog/white-bear

Cheers, Don

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11-27-2011, 12:34 AM
Beautiful. I'd love to see her kind with a simple rig and centerboard...

Don Kurylko
11-27-2011, 01:25 AM
Me too, but I don't think any of them were ever built with centreboards or even carried an auxiliary sail in the old pulling boat tradition, sans cb.

02-27-2012, 03:30 PM
This boat now has a new home in Victoria, BC


02-27-2012, 04:19 PM
Hi Doug;

Yes that would be me. I now have a 14' Peterborough Buckhorn Rowing Skiff circa 1938 and the 1977 16' White Bear Rowing Skiff. If I can figure it out I will attach pictures of both boats.


Don Kurylko
02-27-2012, 11:03 PM
Hi Michael...glad the boat found a good home. I've spent many fine days rowing out on the Fraser River with John in that little skiff. I hope it will bring you as much pleasure.


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