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SHAVINGS January,

Volume One, Number Two

"There i s n o t h i n g - - a b s o l u t e l y n o t h i n g -- h a l f so much w o r t h doing as s i m p l y messing about i n b o a t s . " Kenneth Grahame, WIND IN THE WILLOWS They are a j o y to b u i l d , a j o y to m a i n t a i n , a j o y to l o o k a t . And when you g e t a bunch of good b o a t s and good p e o p l e t o g e t h e r , you see a l o t of happy f a c e s . Thousand show up each y e a r f o r the C l a s s i c Boat Show a t C l a y t o n , NY; f o r the Wooden Boat Show a t S e a t t l e ; f o r the Wooden Boat F e s t i v a l a t P o r t Townsend. W e l l , here i s the C e n t e r f o r Wooden B o a t s The name was chosen c a r e f u l l y ; the o r g a n i z a t i o n is unique. We are those who what to see a c o l l e c t i o n of good s m a l l b o a t s , b u i l t i n the traditional manner, s i t t i n g i n the water f o r the use and enjoyment o f the p u b l i c . We a r e t h o s e who want to see our s m a l l c r a f t maritime h e r i t a g e maintained; to see a p l a c e f o r r e g a t t a s and rendezvous o f t r a d i t i o n a l s m a l l c r a f t ; t o see i n depth s t u d i e s o f t r a d i t i o n a l s m a l l b o a t s ; to see a p l a c e f o r seminars and workshops t a p p i n g the e x p e r i e n c e o f o l d masters i n h i s t o r y , d e s i g n , m a t e r i a l s , c o n s t r u c t i o n , and maintenance. We v i s u a l i z e a p l a c e where the o l d s k i l l s can be l e a r n e d by new g e n e r a t i o n s . To a c h i e v e our v i s i o n we must p l a y t h e

February

1979

game -- g e t t i n g g r a n t s , corporate c o n t r i b u t i o n s , and f a v o r s from p o l i t i c a l bodies. We need p r o o f t h a t we r e p resent a grass roots movement, a c r o s s s e c t i o n of tax-paying, v o t e r - r e g i s t e r e d folk. W i t h membership comes energy, i d e a s , v i s i b i l i t y , and c l o u t . We w i l l b u i l d a v i t a l o r g a n i z a t i o n on the base o f b r o a d membership. So l e t ' s get to work. Send us your i d e a s ; l e n d us your s k i l l s . H e l p us t o reach the thousands o f f r i e n d s o f t r a d i t i o n a l wooden b o a t s . With t h e i r h e l p w e can b r i n g t o l i f e t h a t p l a c e where f o l k s can be " s i m p l y messing about i n b o a t s . " D i c k Wagner, P r e s i d e n t

SORRY . . . SHAVINGS, Number 2, i s l a t e , and I apologize. To b u i l d a v i t a l newsletter f o r us a l l , p u b l i s h e d r e g u l a r l y , and on t i m e , we need the h e l p o f you a l l . W e need the news f r o m t h r o u g h o u t our membership -what you a r e d o i n g , what you have found, what a r e y o u r dreams. Ted Cooper,

A PUBLICATION OF THE CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS

Secretary/Editor


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM BEGINS

CREDIT DUE

As a major s t e p to expand the ongoing f u n c t i o n s of The C e n t e r , an open-ended s e r i e s of seminars and l e c t u r e s on boat b u i l d i n g , r e p a i r and maintenance o f wooden b o a t s , and seamanship s k i l l s was i n s t i t u t e d i n January.

The handsome s k e t c h of the M a n t i n i c u s peapod, f e a t u r e d i n the head o f I s s u e One, and duly c r e d i t e d to the A p p r e n t i c e s h o p , B a t h , Maine, a l s o s h o u l d have been c r e d i t e d t o the a r t i s t , Dorothy Lee.

The f i r s t s e r i e s f e a t u r e d Joe Trumbly on Plugging i n t o B o a t b u i l d i n g , Dick Wagner on Performance C h a r a c t e r i s t i c s o f T r a d i t i o n a l Small C r a f t , and s e v e r a l e x p e r t s o n Contemporary P r o d u c t s f o r Wooden B o a t b u i l d i n g and R e p a i r .

We a p o l o g i z e f o r the o v e r s i g h t .

Response to the f i r s t s e r i e s exceeded the Program Committee's p r o j e c t i o n s , and s i g n i f i c a n t l y i n c r e a s e d C e n t e r membership. T h e second s e r i e s , d u r i n g March, f e a t u r e s Dr. L i n n Smith i n t h r e e s e s s i o n s on M a r l i n s p i k e Seamanship, Bob P i c k e t t on Wooden Boat M a t e r i a l s : How and Where t o P i c k 'Em, and C a r l Harper o n F i x i n g and R e f i n i s h i n g f o r t h e Wooden Boat Owner. The program i s d e s i g n e d t o a p p e a l t o the n o v i c e , the more e x p e r i e n c e d e n t h u s i a s t , and the p r o f e s s i o n a l . Suggestions f o r f u t u r e s u b j e c t s are i n v i t e d ; w r i t e t o D i c k Wagner. We hope t o b u i l d t h i s y e a r ' s i n i t i a l e f f o r t s i n t o a r e g u l a r annual s e r i e s o f e d u c a t i o n a l and i n f o r m a t i o n a l o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r the growing members h i p o f The C e n t e r , and f o r i n t e r e s t e d others. T h i s program has the p o t e n t i a l t o b e a major f a c t o r i n e s t a b l i s h i n g The C e n t e r as an i m p o r t a n t m a r i t i m e museum. Fees f o r the programs w i l l v a r y w i t h the c o s t s i n c u r r e d by The C e n t e r . Members w i l l e n j o y a reduced fee f o r a l l sessions.

CENTER MEETINGS M e e t i n g s of The C e n t e r f o r Wooden Boats are h e l d on the f i r s t Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 PM, at t h e O l d Boathouse, 2770 W e s t l a k e Avenue North, S e a t t l e . Members are i n v i t e d t o p a r t i c i p a t e as frequently as p o s s i b l e . Interested o t h e r s are i n v i t e d t o meet us, to l e a r n our purposes and p r o g r e s s , and t o j o i n i n our e f f o r t s t o e s t a b l i s h a major wooden s m a l l c r a f t museum i n the Northwest.

SHAVINGS i s an e d u c a t i o n a l p u b l i c a t i o n o f The C e n t e r f o r Wooden B o a t s , 2770 Westlake Avenue N o r t h , S e a t t l e , WA 98109. Membership dues of The C e n t e r a r e $7.50 p e r y e a r f o r i n d i v i d u a l s , $15.00 p e r y e a r f o r o r g a n i z a t i o n s (see p. 4 f o r d e t a i l s ) . R e g u l a r monthly p u b l i c a t i o n o f SHAVINGS w i l l be e s t a b l i s h e d w i t h I s s u e Three.

SHAVINGS IS YOURS Address c o n t r i b u t i o n s and s u g g e s t i o n s to Ted Cooper, 7241 2 7 t h Avenue NE, S e a t t l e , WA 98115.


WOODEN BOAT SHOW PLANNING UNDERWAY

RESEARCHERS NEED HELP

For the t h i r d y e a r , we are p l a n n i n g a major showing of wooden b o a t s and r e l a t e d i n t e r e s t s - - t h i s year running J u l y 6 to 8, subject to f i n a l approval of those dates by the Commandant, N a v a l Reserve C e n t e r .

Research has begun to g a t h e r a major c o l l e c t i o n o f photos o f t r a d i t i o n a l wooden s m a l l b o a t s i n d i g e n o u s t o t h e Northwest.

We hope t o p r e s e n t a t o p p e r t o t h e f i r s t two shows, w i t h d i s p l a y s o n l a n d and i n t h e w a t e r o f s t r i k i n g examples o f wooden b o a t s , wooden b o a t b u i l d i n g , and a l l t h e a c c e s s o r i e s o f our a d d i c t i o n . T h i s y e a r ' s show w i l l r e p e a t t h e boat r a f f l e f e a t u r e o f l a s t y e a r , and i s p l a n n e d t o i n c l u d e t h e s a l e and a u c t i o n of marine items c o n t r i b u t e d by members. We need o l d y a c h t i n g magazines, c h a r t s , hardware -- a n y t h i n g we can t u r n i n t o cash to s u p p o r t the C e n t e r ' s development. C o n t r i b u t i o n s may be d i r e c t e d to D i c k Wagner a t t h e O l d Boathouse. A p l a n n e d f e a t u r e o f t h i s y e a r ' s show, we hope, w i l l be one o r more p u b l i c p r e s e n t a t i o n s by a u t h o r i t i e s on wooden boats. W e ' l l see you at the show, of c o u r s e .

These photos w i l l be p l a c e d i n t h e f u t u r e r e s o u r c e l i b r a r y o f the C e n t e r , and used i n museum d i s p l a y s . I f y o u have such m a t e r i a l , o r know o f a p o s s i b l e source, Contact C o l l e e n Wagner, a t the C e n t e r ' s m a i l i n g address. THE CENTER SEEKS A HOME E f f o r t s t o secure a s i t e f o r the C e n t e r a r e underway. Two n e a r - t e r m possible l o c a t i o n s a r e t h e r i g h t - o f - w a y under t h e South end of t h e A u r o r a B r i d g e , and a s t r e e t end West of Gasworks P a r k . Also s t i l l i n consideration, further i n the f u t u r e , i s p o s s i b l e co-tenancy w i t h Northwest S e a p o r t , a t t h e N a v a l Reserve C e n t e r s i t e a t the South end o f Lake U n i o n , o r a n a d j a c e n t City-owned s i t e . WOOD IS FRIENDLY

"The s e a . . .was made t o be s a i l e d o v e r . "

Joshua Slocum

OUR NEWEST ACQUISITION As o f January 27, o u r c o l l e c t i o n o f Northwest wooden s m a l l c r a f t increased by one V i c t o r J o r g e n s e n , E d i t o r o f THE TELLTALE COMPASS, t h e Yachtsman's N e w s l e t t e r from Lake Oswego, Oregon, donated to t h e C e n t e r a p r o b a b l y t u r n o f - t h e - c e n t u r y rowing b o a t which he d e s c r i b e s : " P r o b a b l y a ' s p o r t i n g b o a t ' on the l a k e . . , 15'1" o v e r a l l , 14'8" o v e r the bottom, 42 V beam, 12 1/2" depth a m i d s h i p s , 23 1/2" stem, and 22" s t e r n p o s t . She i s l a p s t r a k e d w i t h s i x s t r a k e s o n each s i d e , and appears t o be P o r t O r f o r d cedar o v e r bent w h i t e oak ribs. . . . She is f a s t e n e d w i t h 1" c h i s e l p o i n t , square shanked copper n a i l s . . . . "

THANK YOU, VICTOR JORGENSEN.


TRADE NEWS

LEND US YOUR SKILLS.

S v e i n Madsen L t d . , has announced t h e appointment o f Doc D o o l i t t l e , Center Board member, a s S a l e s Manager o f i t s Seattle operation.

The C e n t e r needs, f o r o c c a s i o n a l e x p l o i t a t i o n , the v o l u n t a r y s k i l l s o f a number o f s p e c i a l i s t s : a l a w y e r , a g r a n t w r i t e r , a f i l m maker, a g r a p h i c a r t i s t , a photographer, a v e r y f a n c y sign w r i t e r or calligrapher.

S v e i n Madsen L t d . o f f e r s a wide v a r i e t y o f c r u i s i n g hardware and r i g g i n g s u p p l i e s imported d i r e c t l y from European manufacturers, i n c l u d i n g the Norseman r i g g i n g system.

I f you can h e l p , p l e a s e c o n t a c t D i c k Wagner, (206)283-9166. AND MORE

Ted Cooper, Center S e c r e t a r y , has j o i n e d the s t a f f o f the Marine C e n t e r , one o f the c o u n t r y ' s l a r g e s t r e t a i l e r s o f marine equipment, a t t h e S e a t t l e r e t a i l s t o r e and by mail/phone o r d e r .

P l e a s e send comments, news n o t e s , i n q u i r i e s , s t o r i e s , and i l l u s t r a t i o n s f o r the N e w s l e t t e r . We need b r o a d p a r t i c i p a t i o n t o produce a n i n t e r e s t i n g and i n f o r m a t i v e i s s u e each month.

MEMBERSHIP NOTE

Address m a t e r i a l f o r SHAVINGS t o : The membership dues y e a r w i l l be dated from t h e month o f t h e f i r s t N e w s l e t t e r sent t o you f o l l o w i n g e n r o l l m e n t .

Ted Cooper 7241 27th Avenue NE S e a t t l e WA 98115

You w i l l b e n o t i f i e d o f the e x p i r a t i o n month of your c u r r e n t membership.

HELP US EXPAND.

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Shavings Volume 1 Number 2 (January-February 1979)  

The Center for Wooden Boats membership newsletter

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