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bischoffboatworks
06-07-2006, 07:09 PM
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http://karlbischoff.com/Bischoff%20Boatworks%20Christening%20Party/1.htmlLeslie Jean is a 15 foot Whitehall that is a combination of many designs. Mostly the lines were taken from an article in National Fisherman Magazine from 1954 and 1977 as written by John Gardner. I wanted to build a boat as a learning tool. Each year I took a week worth of classes, first at the Wooden Boat Shop in Seattle, then at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. As I learned a new skill, I would do that part of the project. It took 12 years. My next project will probably be a 30' Atkins schooner (after I add 30' on to my shop!).

I once heard Ray Speck say that wooden boatbuilding is not about being determined, but about being stubborn (or something to that effect). I never wavered from the goal, as the goal was not project completion, but rather of education. I didn't need another boat (I already need to maintain Eglantine, my 37' cutter). This boat allowed me time to acquire the esoteric tools required, arcane skills, nautical lore, and many years of viewer skepticism. It ain't perfect, but as Walter Simmons says, "do you want a museum piece, or somethin that you're not afraid to use?"... She'll get used.


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Stiletto
06-07-2006, 07:15 PM
A fine example of the use of arcane skills and esoteric tools.:)

KNOCKABOUT
06-07-2006, 07:16 PM
Beautiful! Have fun.

JimD
06-07-2006, 07:56 PM
Sweet:cool:

L.W. Baxter
06-07-2006, 10:54 PM
What a heartbreaker!

I love the contrast of the thwarts against the gray interior paint. In this picture it looks almost like red minwax stain? Fabulous.

http://karlbischoff.com/Bischoff%20Boatworks%20Christening%20Party/Photos_files/IMG_0097.jpg

htom
06-07-2006, 11:29 PM
Wonderful.

Garth Jones
06-07-2006, 11:49 PM
Not a museum piece huh? Could have fooled me. That's a beautiful boat!

Cheers,
Garth

bischoffboatworks
06-07-2006, 11:56 PM
The thwarts are just Interlux Mahogany Red Stain on African Mahogany and many coats of Captains.

Ed Armstrong
06-07-2006, 11:57 PM
Beaauty!!!

Ocean Spray
06-08-2006, 03:46 AM
Great job! Beautiful craftsmanship. Do you have any more photos that you could share with us?:)

George Ray
06-08-2006, 04:32 AM
Great Job .....

quidproquo
06-08-2006, 06:04 AM
Fantastic job!

Whidbey Wherry
06-08-2006, 07:24 AM
Great work! It is a wonderfull boat. Will you take it to Port Townsend for the Wooden Boat Show in September. I'd love to see.

Jerry
Whidbey Island

katiedobe
06-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Yessss!!!!!:eek: Another fine example of a lapstrake row boat. Keep those wherry style boats coming. I love em.
Post More Photos Please.

Lew Barrett
06-08-2006, 10:00 AM
Sweet.
Lew