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    01-19-2018, 11:17 AM
    BOI replied to a thread Intertwined generations in The Bilge
    Lol, but they weren't that stupid. I just put in the German word for "inflatable" so that someone googling it will get the right results. "Schlauch"...
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    01-18-2018, 04:28 PM
    BOI replied to a thread Intertwined generations in The Bilge
    Yes, we came from Germany, after my dad and uncle visited Ontario and fell in love with the place. For many Germans Canada or the US are dream places...
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    01-17-2018, 12:45 PM
    BOI replied to a thread Intertwined generations in The Bilge
    In the male line on my father's side of the family they had their kids when well into their 40s, resulting in pretty spread out generations. My...
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    01-09-2018, 04:57 PM
    When I grew up in Germany the milk truck came down our street twice a week and everybody would come out with their milk cans and buy a couple of...
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    01-05-2018, 04:45 PM
    I am surprised nobody has mentioned John Welsford's Seagull yet http://www.jwboatdesigns.co.nz/plans/seagull/. It is in the flat bottom, straight...
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    01-05-2018, 04:35 PM
    I have tried transferring a project from Hulls to Freeship once or twice when I started dabbling in boat designing, but I got frustrated by the...
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About BOI
Biography:
After a building a skin on frame Baidarka 20 years ago I've recently rediscovered boat building. Every day driving home from work I marvel at the giant rock called "Weeball Island" at the entrance of the bay and said to myself that I need to get there someday without a motor. The replica of the Gokstad faering at the L'Anse aux Meadows Viking site started getting me interested in double ended rowboats, and I'm working on designing Viking-inspired, fast, light rowboats that are easy to build out of underlayment plywood. I hope the genes and experiences of my grandfather (an inventor) and my father (a designer and builder of inflatable boats) have rubbed off sufficiently to pull it off.
Location:
Frenchman's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Interests:
Dog sledding and skijoring, Search and Rescue, crafts, eating well and more
Occupation:
Biologist
forename:
Claudia
surname:
Hanel

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