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  1. #211
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    Osprey with the dried out rudder had vinyl letters on her transom. That was the real sin.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Yes, but that sin can be atoned for with a razor knife and a good lettering brush.

    Just for good measure, give 'em five Pater Nosters, 250ml of Epifanes, and a couple yards of 220-grit PSA paper.

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osborne Russell View Post
    Just got back, whew. No pics. I was the old white guy with a white beard wearing a hat.

    Liked that power-with-sail-added boat, the blue one, just inside the entrance. Guy says he thinks it started out as a Poulsbo boat.

    What happened to the blue boat-building race boat, did it spring a leak?

    Thorne, nice steering gear on the Caledonia, but . . . if you go wishbone, make it plenty big so you can put the rudder way over.

    Big blow on Sunday, then it quit.
    Yes, I believe that is a Pousbo boat with an added rig. I was curious how the conversion panned out, but never managed to talk to the owner.

    Sorry I missed seeing you.
    David G
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    Yes, I believe that is a Pousbo boat with an added rig. I was curious how the conversion panned out, but never managed to talk to the owner.
    If it's the boat I heard a few people speaking about, who had personal knowledge of the boat, it looks a lot better than it sails. A *lot* better. As in, she doesn't want to stay right-side-up when she's under sail.

    Alex

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    From last year's Festival listing of boats, search for Wood Duck - https://nwmaritime.org/wooden-boat-f...al-boats-2017/

    Apparently she was a long term project of the owner's father, but he got to finish her, and says she's top heavy.






    Name: Wood Duck
    Year Built: 1930s
    Owner: Dennis Welch
    Designer: Young
    Design: Poulsbo
    Type: Gaff
    Description: Boat purchased in 1970 for $45….at Bellevue Washington. My father had a vision for the Poulsbo boat to become a jaunty sailboat. The attractive lines were decked and an an engine house built by Jensen Motor Boat Co. Many complications ensued as the air cooled engine was boxed. An un weighted keel was added but she sails very top heavy. My father put in 38 years tinkering, making spars, collecting brass goodies and boat yard friendships. I have spent the last 8 years putting the parts together. It has been a fun project with some sailing adventures yet to come.
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    So... Steven & Mary - thanks for coming to our little corner of the world. It was a pleasure to have you visit. And am I hearing rumors already that you might come back again next year? Was that first texted foto - the one with the goggles & sidecar - a hint of how you'll arrive??
    David G
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Yes, I believe that is a Pousbo boat with an added rig. I was curious how the conversion panned out, but never managed to talk to the owner.

    Sorry I missed seeing you.
    Next time!
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    I just caught up on this thread last night. Yes, as Thad said, that's me in Ms Wizbang's EBS photos, with the white whiskers and baseball cap, oh, and the bright blue parka, and Alison alongside. We were camping near Bruce "Wizbang" at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and I met him when I asked to borrow some matches. We had bought a gas cartridge but forgotten the matches, to light our small camp cooker. He very kindly gave me a lighter. Thanks, Bruce. Thanks to all of you for sharing all those wonderful photos.

    Thanks, Eric, for inviting us to your place. It was a privilege to see your workshop. It was nice to meet Diane too, later. It was great to meet some more of you and some of you again, at the EBS. I enjoyed meeting David G and Thorne again, Alex Zimmerman, Ben Sebens, Jeff Patrick, Steven and Mary Bauer, and putting more names to faces. Sorry we missed the dinner afterwards. Sorry I didn't speak with you, Tim.

    After visiting Eric on the Tuesday before the show, we visited our Eun Mara friend David Jones and Susan at Quilcene, stayed the night, and next day I sailed on his EM from the Point Hudson marina to the Boat Haven, as he was not putting her in the show this year. On the way we spotted Steve "Stromborg" sailing his EM Marianita up from Bainbridge Island for the show, and took some photos. It's hard to get photos of your own boat sailing.

    Our other EM friends, Alan and Mary Hosler, came over from Richland WA, so it was good to spend a couple of evenings with them.

    I also played my bagpipes (Scottish smallpipes) on Michael Walsh's beautiful yacht Theia, at the kind invitation of Nancy and Gary Fredrick, who had been involved in her restoration. Nancy had led the parade of 3-day boats with her Highland pipes, but also plays smallpipes like mine. Gary plays guitar and keyboard. We know some of the same tunes. That was on the Sunday afternoon when the "Sail by" had been cancelled. My piping has very much taken the back seat to boatbuilding in recent years.

    We enjoy Port Townsend very much. This was our fifth time at the festival. We never set out to come every year but it's hard to stay away! We came to learn boatbuilding but now the emphasis is becoming more on the people. We have also visited my American niece at Davis CA each time, and done some other touristy things. This time we flew to England for the following weekend, for an international family reunion in Devon of the family of which Alison has been tracing the New Zealand descendants. Her father traced them all from 1840 to 1988 and Alison has continued the project from there, linking them all up in a series of books. We hope that this genealogy project and our Kotik will be finished at about the same time.

    Here's a photo of Steve sailing Marianita to the Festival.

    Thanks again to all of you for your friendship in this "virtual" community.

    Ian and Alison Milne
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    Default Re: Port Townsend WBF - 2018

    That's a lovely picture Ian, thank you for it and the others you sent along. Nice to sail, if briefly, in the company of another Eun Mara. The pipe concert Sunday was a nice touch.

    Now to work on getting that unfortunate clew-to-throat wrinkle out on a more consistent basis.
    Steve

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