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Newsletter of The Center for Wooden Boats - Vol. 4, No. 6 - November-December 1982 - 25 cents

L O S T HORIZONS

C W B MEETING N O T I C E Friday, 2700

November Westlake

19, Ave.

8

p.m.

North,

at

our

There's another

headquarters—

world

beyond Puget S o u n d ,

w e hear.

Seattle.

A b o u t half of o u r m e m b e r s are w e b - f o o t e d d e n i z e n s of the

N o o n e s p e n d s m o r e time o n Puget S o u n d t h a n a ferry

S e a t t l e a r e a . A great majority of the rest c a n be f o u n d on the

c r e w . F r o m the b r i d g e , they see a n d d e a l w i t h the S o u n d i n all

tide flats b e t w e e n O l y m p i a a n d A n a c o r t e s . T o b r o a d e n o u r

s e a s o n s , all h o u r s , all w e a t h e r , all traffic.

m a r i t i m e h o r i z o n s w e are p l a n n i n g t w o c h a r t e r b u s t r i p s : Saturday, January 15 — V i s i t the C o l u m b i a R i v e r M a r i t i m e

T h i s m o n t h C a p t . R o b e r t D a v i s o f the W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e F e r r y S y s t e m will d i s c u s s life a n d times o n the w h i t e a n d g r e e n

Museum,

fleet. D a v i s says he e x p e c t s to get h a r d - n o s e d q u e s t i o n s . . .and

Seattle at 8 a.m. N o o n to 1 p . m . , b o x l u n c h / m e e t i n g at the

says h e will b e p r e p a r e d t o give u s h a r d - n o s e d a n s w e r s .

C o l u m b i a River Maritime M u s e u m . O n e p.m. to 4 p.m., tour

T h i s i s o u r o p p o r t u n i t y t o get the straight s c o o p o n o u r

Leave

the m u s e u m . A r r i v e b a c k i n S e a t t l e a t a b o u t 8 p . m . Saturday,

e v e r - c o n t r o v e r s i a l ferries. M a y b e we'll find o u t w h y they c a l l that swill in the c o m m i s s a r y "coffee."

Astoria, Oregon. T h e proposed schedule:

February

12

Visit

Vancouver,

B.C.

The

p r o p o s e d s c h e d u l e : L e a v e Seattle at 8 a . m . ; t o u r the tank-

testing facility o f B . C . R e s e a r c h f r o m 10:30 t o n o o n . G e r r y S t e n s g a a r d , N . A . , will c o n d u c t a d e m o n s t r a t i o n r e s i s t a n c e test of a full-sized r o w i n g boat - a m o d i f i e d A d i r o n d a c k guide boat. N o o n to 1 p . m . , l u n c h / m e e t i n g at T h e Cheshire C h e e s e ; 1:30 to 4:30, t o u r the V a n c o u v e r M a r i t i m e M u s e u m . A r r i v e i n S e a t t l e at a b o u t 7 p . m . Out-of-Seattle m e m b e r s c a n b o a r d the b u s a t d e s i g n a t e d P a r k & R i d e lots a l o n g Interstate 5, en-route to the d e s t i n a t i o n s . B u s c a p a c i t y will b e b e t w e e n 4 4 a n d 60. T h e c o s t will b e a b o u t $10.00 per p e r s o n , p e r trip, not i n c l u d i n g l u n c h , if we h a v e 40 or m o r e p a s s e n g e r s . T h o s e w h o w i s h t o r e s e r v e a place s h o u l d s e n d the a p p r o p r i a t e a m o u n t - $10.00 for o n e or $20.00 for b o t h - as s o o n as p o s s i b l e . If a d j u s t m e n t s a r e n e c e s s a r y , they c a n be m a d e at the time of the trips. U n l e s s we a l m o s t fill the b u s e s , the trips will have to be c a n c e l l e d a n d all c h e c k s will be r e t u r n e d . . .so please sign up early! W e h o p e C W B m e m b e r s f r o m the a r e a will j o i n the t o u r s a n d the l u n c h / m e e t i n g . A h e a d c o u n t is n e c e s s a r y for the l u n c h

JOIN T H E ESTABLISHMENT

r e s e r v a t i o n s , so please also let us k n o w if y o u p l a n to d r i v e y o u r

I n the m u s i c a l c o m e d y , " G u y s a n d D o l l s , " N a t h a n Detroit

operated

"the

oldest

established

o w n vehicle f r o m s o m e n e a r b y t o w n a n d meet u s there.

permanent

If we get these trips o r g a n i z e d , p e r h a p s we c a n s o m e d a y

floating c r a p g a m e i n N e w Y o r k . " W e i n t e n d t o b e c o m e

a r r a n g e a c h a r t e r e x p e d i t i o n to M y s t i c S e a p o r t , w h e r e v e r that

the oldest e s t a b l i s h e d p e r m a n e n t l y floating m u s e u m , at

is.

— Dick Wagner

least in the N o r t h w e s t , but we can't do it w i t h c r a p - g a m e l u c k (or N a t h a n D e t r o i t a s o u r fund-raiser). W e n e e d a p e r m a n e n t , high-and-dry g e n e r a l E n d o w -

LETTERS

m e n t F u n d . T h i s will b e a n o n - r e s t r i c t e d asset. T h e p r i n c i p a l will be i n v e s t e d , a n d the interest u s e d for

I have o r d e r e d a n d r e c e i v e d two of y o u r v o l u m e s . . .I am

g e n e r a l C W B e x p e n s e s . Y o u c a n h e l p b u i l d this estab-

i n t e r e s t e d a n d e x c i t e d a b o u t w h a t y o u are d o i n g a n d find the

l i s h e d m o o r i n g for o u r m u s e u m b y c o n t r i b u t i n g $125 (10

b o o k o n the P o u l s b o B o a t e x t r e m e l y interesting. T h e p r o b l e m

y e a r s ' m e m b e r s h i p ) o r m o r e t o the C W B .

w i t h so m a n y b o a t s is that they are t o o large for the n u m b e r of

Charter

contributors

to

the

Endowment

Fund

p e o p l e i n v o l v e d in u s i n g t h e m . 1 t h i n k we all get into either

( t h r o u g h F e b r u a r y 1, 1983) will b e c o m e Life M e m b e r s of

b u i l d i n g or b u y i n g a boat that a c c o m m o d a t e s h o l i d a y v i s i t o r s

T h e C e n t e r for W o o d e n B o a t s . A l l d o n a t i o n s are tax

a n d t h e n for the rest of the year we are left w i t h a boat to

deductible.

m a i n t a i n a n d use w h i c h i s m u c h bigger t h a n w e really n e e d .

If y o u h a v e a n y q u e s t i o n s , please call D i c k W a g n e r at 283-9166.

I have a single c y l i n d e r 6 H . P . p e t r o l engine that I w o u l d like to put to g o o d use. T h e first q u e s t i o n is, do y o u think it w o u l d be big e n o u g h for an 18-foot P o u l s b o B o a t ? I w o u l d also be


l o o k i n g at c l o s i n g it in w i t h a very s m a l l c a b i n a n d installing a mast a n d p r o b a b l y just o v e r 100 square feet of sail to h e l p it

m o u n t it s t a t i o n a r y - f a s h i o n until a boat (if ever) c o m e s a l o n g . Thanks,

along.

Bart Kister

I'm really d r a w n to this boat b e c a u s e of her lines. It is really

7560 M o r n i n g s i d e D r .

e x c i t i n g a n d feel it w o u l d m a k e a terrific little m o t o r sailer as it w e r e . A small m o t o r to use w h e n the w i n d a n d tide w a s all w r o n g , but for that r e a c h o r d o w n w i n d leg t o put u p s o m e sails. I w o u l d p r o b a b l y put a gaff rig on a little b e a u t y like this o n e .

Indianapolis, I N 46240 (Editor's

note: It doesn't appear to be an Easthope or Acadia.

Anyone out

there

have

any clues?)

Y o u might have a n o t h e r boat of similar lines that y o u feel w o u l d be m o r e suitable. I w o u l d a l s o like to k n o w of o t h e r b o a t s that y o u have m a d e available t o the p u b l i c . I feel, getting b a c k to the P o u l s b o B o a t , the lines aft of m i d s e c t i o n s h o u l d be r u n just a little flatter. T h e entry a n d f o r w a r d of m i d s e c t i o n are perfect to my w a y of t h i n k i n g , but I w o u l d like to see that e x t r a t w o feet put just b e h i n d m i d s e c t i o n to c a r r y the lines just a little straighter. I might find that the 18-foot lines do just this. If it is possible to c o r r e s p o n d by air mail it w o u l d be greatly a p p r e c i a t e d . L e t t e r s sent s u r f a c e mail take a h u n d r e d y e a r s to get d o w n h e r e . T h a n k y o u for y o u r time a n d interest a n d I will look forward to hearing from y o u . Sincerely, B r u c e Ely 40 George St. Ormiston, Old. A u s t r a l i a 4163 (Editor's

note:

Any

comments from

readers?)

E n c l o s e d is a p h o t o a n d s k e t c h of one-lunger I'm t r y i n g to identify. If y o u c o u l d p a s s a l o n g this i n f o r m a t i o n , p e r h a p s s o m e o n e c o u l d tell m e s o m e t h i n g a b o u t the engine? E v e r y t h i n g functions freely, but I still w a n t to do a t e a r - d o w n a n d c l e a n - u p . I don't k n o w m u c h a b o u t these e n g i n e s , s o will

S T A T E O F T H E SITE, EPISODE 79 D o w e have o u r site p e r m i t ? Y e s a n d no. A b l u e - r i b b o n c o m m i t t e e of the C o n s t r u c t i o n & L a n d U s e a n d E n g i n e e r i n g D e p a r t m e n t s has b e e n d i s s e c t i n g o u r p r o p o s a l for the past h u n d r e d y e a r s (actually s e v e n m o n t h s ) . T h e y r e v i e w e d all o f the regulations, c o d e s , o r d i n a n c e s a n d resolut i o n s pertinent, a d n a u s e a m . T h e y rightly f o u n d o u r p r o p o s a l to fit all r e q u i r e m e n t s , a n d s o m e they haven't yet i n v e n t e d . T h e r e p o r t w a s a c c e p t e d a n d s i g n e d b y the C o n s t r u c t i o n & L a n d U s e D e p a r t m e n t h e a d i n e a r l y O c t o b e r . I t i s still c i r c u lating in the E n g i n e e r i n g D e p a r t m e n t . . .or, as they d e s c r i b e it, " g o i n g d o w n the r o a d . " A t the e n d o f the r o a d i s the B o a r d o f P u b l i c W o r k s . W h e n the B P W gets the r e p o r t , o u r p r o p o s a l will b e p u t o n their a g e n d a for a h e a r i n g a n d f o r m a l v o t e . C o n sidering the s p l e n d i d n a t u r e o f the p r o p o s a l , B P W will a w a r d u s a o n e - y e a r , r e n e w a b l e use permit for the u p l a n d a n d s u b m e r g e d p r o p e r t y of W a t e r w a y 4. With

these

permits,

the p r o c e s s i n g

of our Shorelines

Management Permit a n d C o r p s of Engineers permit c a n be c o m p l e t e d a n d w o r k c a n b e g i n a t the site. In o t h e r w o r d s , w h e n the t's are c r o s s e d a n d the i's d o t t e d just right, the report will be p a s s e d o n . T h e n the g r e e n light will be t u r n e d o n , p e r m i t s will flow a n d site w o r k will b e g i n . It's as sure as rain in Seattle.

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S C H O O L DAYS: OUR 1983 SEMINAR SERIES If y o u sign up for the full, 20-session c u r r i c u l u m of o u r S i x t h

a d v a n c e will reserve y o u r place i n line. O t h e r w i s e , p a y m e n t s

A n n u a l W o o d e n B o a t S e m i n a r series, y o u s h o u l d b e r e a d y t o

c a n b e m a d e i n a d v a n c e o r a t the d o o r .

c h o o s e a w o o d e n - b o a t d e s i g n , b u i l d it, c a s t or forge the fittings, cruise

your

boat

with

confidence,

and

make

T h e fees:

handsome

sketches of your creation.

1/2-Day Sessions

$6.00 C W B m e m b e r s

Full-Day Sessions

$10.00 C W B m e m b e r s

A l l s e s s i o n s , e x c e p t for forging, will be h e l d at o u r new B o a t

$8.00 n o n - m e m b e r s

S h o p , on W a t e r w a y 4. If there is s o m e u n f o r e s e e n delay in setting up the s h o p at W a t e r w a y 4, we'll find an a l t e r n a t e

$12.00 n o n - m e m b e r s

seminar location. Stay tuned. . .

Full Series

S o m e s e s s i o n s will h a v e limited a t t e n d a n c e . P a y m e n t i n

$110 C W B m e m b e r s $135 n o n - m e m b e r s

1983 SEMINAR C U R R I C U L U M Saturday, February 5 INTRODUCTION TO BOATBUILDING Paul Schweiss 10-noon; 1-3 p.m.

Sources of plans, tools and materials; shopset up; books to read; skill levels needed for various projects; time and costs involved Sunday, February 6 L O F T I N G Joe Trumbly 10-noon; 1-3 p.m.

The master of this skill will tell how to do it. This is a must session for professionals, too - you'll learn to loft with less time and more accuracy. Saturday, February 19 PLANKING, FRAMING & DECKING Paul Schweiss 10-noon; 1-3 p.m.

Basic do's and don't's from a skilled and prolific boatbuilder. Sunday, February 20 G O O S A N D PAINTS 10 a.m.-noon

Industry representatives will lead us through the traditional and modern sealants and finishes. Sunday, February 20 EPOXY ADHESIVES Jim and Harry Peters 1-3 p.m.

Information on the chemistry of boatbuilding from epoxy manufacturers and expert consult-ants.

Saturday, February 26 H A L F M O D E L S - Dave Lefebvre 10-noon

Saturday, April 2 A D V A N C E D F O R G I N G - Grant Sarver 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

An authority shows how to make them and how to use them as a design tool.

Limited to 14 students. Must have some introductory skills (see above class). You will make fancy tools and or fittings in this more advanced class.

Saturday, February 26 FINISHING, RE-FINISHING & R E S T O R A T I O N - Pat Ford 1-4 p.m.

Valuable tips from a builder who specializes in classic boat restoration. Sunday, February 27 BOAT FASTENINGS 10-noon

Marly Langeland

A review of rivets, clench nails, boat nails and screws. Where you need what, and why. Sunday, February 27 LUMBER FOR BOATBUILDING Bob Pickett 1-3 p.m.

A worthwhile information session, no matter what your skill level. The emphasis will be on the use of less than perfect wood. Saturday, March 12 T O O L SHARPENING & T O O L USE T o m Parker 10-noon

How to get and keep a good edge with minimum effort; how to work with hand and power tools and still keep 10 fingers. Saturday, M a r c h 12 SPAR A N D O A R M A K I N G 1-3 p.m.

Rich Kolin

How to design and build these essential boat items. Saturday, March 19 INTRODUCTION TO METALLURGY Prof. Paul F o r d 10-noon; 1-3 p.m.

Kinds and properties of alloys. Heat treatment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Information that will help in the following forging and casting seminars. Saturday, March 26 INTRODUCTION TO FORGING Grant Sarver 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Limited to 14 students. Hands-on basic black smithing. You will make at least one simple tool during the session.

Saturday, April 9 FOUNDRY TECHNIQUES & SANDC A S T I N G Prof. Paul Ford 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Limited to 14 students. You will make a casting and gain basic foundry information. Saturday, April 16 F O U N D R Y T E C H N I Q U E S & INVESTM E N T C A S T I N G - Prof. Paul F o r d 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn the "lost wax" method and do it. Saturday. April 30 T H E BUSINESS O F BOATBUILDING Pat Ford 10-noon; 1-3 p.m.

Limited to 24 participants. A round-table discussion by and for professional builders, on some recurring problems and possible solutions, including contracts, liability, credit and marketing. Experts will be available to answer technical questions on law and insurance. Saturday, May 14 INTRODUCTION TO BOAT SKETCHING - Barbara O a k r o c k 10-noon; 1-3 p.m.

Limited to 14 students. Techniques for drawing; indoor ground school followed by outdoor sketching session and critique. Saturday, May 21 B O A T S K E T C H I N G II Barbara O a k r o c k 10-noon; 1-3 p.m.

More paper and pencil work, including a safari to find good wood boats to sketch. Saturday, May 28 O P E N - B O A T C R U I S I N G J o h n Black, Chris Cunningham, Marty Loken 1-4 p.m.

Getting the maximum cruising pleasure with the minimum boat A panel discussion with slides of small boat camping cruises in Puget Sound. British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. •


S M A L L C R A F T LINES & In o u r c o l l e c t i o n of small-boat p l a n s are s o m e u n i q u e N o r t h w e s t vessels. T h e s e d r a w i n g s i n c l u d e : Ronald Young d e s i g n e d 14' P o u l s b o B o a t (one sheet 2 4 " x 3 6 " ; 15' d o u b l e - e n d e r (one sheet 2 4 " x 36"); 16' P o u l s b o B o a t (two s h e e t s 2 4 " x 36"), a n d 20' d o u b l e - e n d e d l a u n c h (one sheet Davis Boat, c i r c a 1927 15' d o u b l e - e n d e d r o w i n g b o a t (one

Coos B a y skiff, c i r c a 1930 15'-7" sail-row (one sheet 2 4 " x 36"). T h e p r i c e is $2.50 p e r s h e e t , or $4.00 for a set of t w o s h e e t s . offsets, e x c e p t for the C o l u m b i a R i v e r a n d C o o s B a y b o a t s . B u y t h e d r a w i n g s a n d b u i l d y o u r o w n fleet o f N o r t h w e s t

sheet 18" x 24"). Acme Skiff, c i r c a 1920 14' t r a n s o m r o w i n g b o a t (one sheet

h i s t o r y . . .or just t a c k t h e m o v e r y o u r w o r k b e n c h t o d r e a m about!

2 4 " x 36"). Lake Oswego Boat, c i r c a

Columbia River boat, c i r c a 1910 2 7 ' - 6 " d o u b l e - e n d e d sailing (one sheet 18" x 24").

P l e a s e a d d $ 0 . 5 0 p o s t a g e p e r o r d e r . A l l s h e e t s i n c l u d e a table o f

2 4 " x 36").

(one sheet 2 4 " x 36").

OFFSETS AVAILABLE

1920 15' d o u b l e - e n d e d r o w i n g

Send orders to

T h e C e n t e r for W o o d e n B o a t s , 2770

W e s t l a k e A v e . N o r t h , S e a t t l e , W A 98109.

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T H E 7-HOUR, $75 D O R Y By J o h n Black T h i s s u m m e r I d e v e l o p e d a boat I c o u l d b u i l d in o n e d a y in

t r a n s o m angle). C u t the s t e m off s o the b o t t o m will sit o n it. N a i l

the p a r k i n g lot o f a n y l u m b e r y a r d for a b o u t $75.00. N o w I c a n

a 2 x 4 upright to the 2 x 6 so it e x t e n d s 3" a b o v e a line b e t w e e n

get off the plane i n T o k y o o r A m s t e r d a m o r A n c h o r a g e a n d b e

the s t e m a n d t r a n s o m . N o w b e n d the b o t t o m o v e r the upright

on the water the next day.

a n d nail it to the s t e m a n d t r a n s o m . I m a d e a t r a n s o m k n e e f r o m

T h e boat is a G r a n d B a n k s d o r y - 14'1/2' o v e r a l l , w i t h a 4 1/2' b e a m , 2 7 " w i d e o n the b o t t o m . I w a n t t o tell y o u h o w t o b u i l d o n e , a n d a b o u t a trip my 7-hour d o r y t o o k this s u m m e r . Building

the

m e a s u r i n g tape, a n d a p e n c i l . I r e c o m m e n d a c a u l k i n g g u n a n d (like C o l d - C u r e , s o l d

N e x t use y o u r p l a n e o r d r a w k n i f e t o bevel the b o t t o m , t r a n s o m a n d s t e m . S p r e a d s o m e c a u l k (I u s e d '5200,' a m a r i n e glue m a d e by D u P o n t ) o n t h e b e v e l e d e d g e s of o n e side. B e n d a

Boat

Y o u n e e d a tool kit: a saw, d r a w k n i f e or plane, h a m m e r , s o m e e p o x y glue

the 2' 2 x 6 . I u s e d a r o p e to h o l d the b e n d in the b o t t o m .

by Flounder Bay

Lumber in Anacortes).

side a r o u n d a n d nail it o n . C u t off the e x c e s s . R e p e a t for the o t h e r side. N o w nail a 1x2 c u t w a t e r , k e e l a n d g u a r d s o n . T e a r the s t r o n g b a c k out. U s e the 2 x 6 t o m a k e seats. N a i l 2 x 2 thole p i n s t o the sides. S t a r t r o w i n g !

U p o n a r r i v i n g a t y o u r l u m b e r y a r d (pick o n e n e a r the water), y o u ' l l n e e d the following items: T w o 4x8 sheets of 3/8" p l y w o o d O n e 4 x 8 sheet 3 / 4 " p l y w o o d T h r e e 16-foot l x 2 ' s O n e 14-foot 2 x 6 O n e 2-foot 2 x 6 O n e 8-foot 2 x 2 O n e 4-foot 2 x 6 F o u r 8-foot l x 4 ' s T w o p o u n d s of 1 1/2" nails, g a l v a n i z e d O n e p o u n d of 1" nails, g a l v a n i z e d T w o tubes o f c a u l k i n g C o n s t r u c t i o n o f the 7-hour d o r y d i v i d e s into t w o s e s s i o n s , with an overnight glue-drying period in between. Cut-And-Glue Session C u t the 3 / 8 " s h e e t s i n half s o y o u h a v e four 2 x 8 p i e c e s . C u t t w o b o t t o m h a l v e s o u t of the 3/4"sheet. T h e y s h o u l d e a c h be 5 1/2'

T R A V E L S WITH A 7-HOUR D O R Y

l o n g , 2 7 " w i d e a t the c e n t e r e n d a n d t a p e r i n g t o 3 " for the s t e r n a n d 1 1 / 2 " for the b o w . T h e t r a n s o m i s 3 / 4 " ply 3 6 " long, 3 " a t the base a n d 16" at the top. T w o 10" x 18" 3/4 ply butt b l o c k s a r e n e e d e d to glue the sides together. A 10" x 2 0 " 3/4" ply butt b l o c k is n e e d e d to glue the b o t t o m together. T h e sides a r e e p o x i e d together into t w o 2' x 16' p l a n k s w i t h the 10" x 18" butt b l o c k on the i n s i d e , g o i n g f r o m o n e edge a n d leaving 6" of the s e a m e x p o s e d at the o t h e r edge. T h e b o t t o m is e p o x i e d together w i t h the 10" x 2 0 " butt b l o c k in the c e n t e r . T h e 1x4 is e p o x i e d to e a c h edge of the b o t t o m . T h i s gives a t h i c k e r nailing a r e a . I u s e d 3'-4' p i e c e s to get a r o u n d e a c h side of the b o t t o m . T h e t r a n s o m a l s o gets a 1x4 e p o x i e d to its p e r i m e t e r . T h a t c o n c l u d e s the glue w o r k . I wait o v e r n i g h t before s t a r t i n g the next s t e p .

T h e a s s e m b l y s t a r t s w i t h b u i l d i n g the s t r o n g b a c k . N a i l a 5 1 " to the t o p edge of the

S w a m p s c o t t d o r y t o J u n e a u a n d t a k i n g the 7-hour d o r y d o w n the M a c k e n z i e R i v e r , N o r t h w e s t T e r r i t o r i e s . I arrived in Prince Rupert, B . C . , on my way to Telegraph C r e e k , B . C . , w h e r e 1 p l a n n e d t o drift d o w n the S t i k i n e R i v e r and motor Joel's dory north to J u n e a u . Telegraph C r e e k is r e m o t e . I h a d no idea h o w the c a r a n d I w e r e g o i n g to get t o g e t h e r again.

No plane, no bus, no train.

E v e n the S t i k i n e

R i v e r m a i l b o a t has s t o p p e d r u n n i n g . T h e n I s a w two h i t c h - h i k e r s . Perfect! T h e y w e r e f r o m the B o r d e a u x r e g i o n o f F r a n c e . I q u i c k l y c o n v i n c e d t h e m that they w a n t e d t o visit the Y u k o n - ride w i t h m e t o T e l e g r a p h C r e e k a n d d r i v e the c a r t o W h i t e h o r s e , Y . T . , a n e a s y c o m m u t e f r o m

A s s e m b l y S e s s i o n (Next M o r n i n g ) long 2 x 4

By John Black M y s u m m e r trip i n v o l v e d d e l i v e r i n g J o e l W e y h e ' s 20-foot

14' 2 x 6 so the 2 x 4 is

J u n e a u . B u t what w o u l d they d o i n W h i t e h o r s e for a w e e k ? T h e o b v i o u s a n s w e r w a s t o t a k e the 7-hour d o r y d o w n the Y u k o n R i v e r . T h e i r first boat t r i p a n d it's m a i d e n v o y a g e . . . w o n d e r f u l !

p e r p e n d i c u l a r t o the 2 x 6 a n d 8 7 " f r o m o n e o f its e n d s . C u t that

W e d r o v e t o T e l e g r a p h C r e e k . (Terrible r o a d but s c e n i c ,

e n d of the 2 x 6 at an angle a n d nail the t o p of the t r a n s o m to the

w i t h 22%.. g r a d e s c u t in the edges of cliffs.) I burst the gas tank

e n d of the 2 x 6 so that the b o t t o m of the t r a n s o m is 18" f o r w a r d

a n d p a t c h e d it w i t h a c e d a r twig. T h e n off I went d o w n the

of the e n d of the 2 x 6 .

S t i k i n e . A beautiful, d e e p , w i d e , fast r i v e r ; gray w i t h glacial till,

T h e n d u p l i c a t e the angle y o u c u t f r o m the 2 x 6 a t the o t h e r

sparsely p o p u l a t e d . H i g h p o i n t s i n c l u d e d eight g l a c i e r s , s o m e

e n d of the 2 x 6 . N a i l a s c r a p to the side of the 2 x 6 so it e x t e n d s

Indian s m o k e d s a l m o n , the s u n , a n d a m o t h e r g r i z z l y w i t h t w o

the b o w e n d 3 " . N o w nail the s t e m to that s c r a p so that it

c u b s w h i c h I met s w i m m i n g a c r o s s the river. W i t h its wet hair

e x t e n d s 3 ' i n length a n d 18" b a c k f r o m the b o w (duplicating the

m a t t e d d o w n it l o o k e d like a big, o v e r g r o w n pig. S h e didn't like


m y p r e s e n c e , but she w a s h e l p l e s s i n the w a t e r - a n d o n l y 2 0

visit i n J u n e a u a n d flew t o W h i t e h o r s e , Y . T . ( N e v e r travel w i t h lengthy o a r s - airlines o n l y s e n d t h e m air freight, w h i c h m e a n s

feet a w a y . A t the m o u t h o f the r i v e r , 160 miles d o w n s t r e a m f r o m

a bill of l a d i n g is p r e p a r e d , f o r c i n g C u s t o m s to c o l l e c t i m p o r t

T e l e g r a p h C r e e k , I s p e n t four h o u r s t r y i n g to find a r o u t e o v e r

duty.

the bar. I k e p t r u n n i n g a g r o u n d . I c o u l d see W r a n g e l l , A l a s k a , 5

better uses for $60.)

Y o u get i t b a c k w h e n y o u leave, o f c o u r s e , but I h a d

miles a w a y . At d u s k I set my d o m e tent up on a big flat r o c k a n d

C h r i s o p h e a n d Bridgett were in W h i t e h o r s e . T h e y ' d taken

went to sleep, w i t h the d o r y tied to the tent. A b o u t 2 a . m . the

the 7-hour d o r y 2 5 0 miles d o w n the Y u k o n t o C a r m a c k s a n d

r i s i n g tide l a p p e d against the tent a n d the rain w o k e me u p . I

t h e n h a d g o t t e n a ride b a c k to W h i t e h o r s e in a p i c k u p .

p i c k e d up the tent, p u t it in the d o r y (still e r e c t e d ) , a n d s h o v e d

F o u r d a y s later w e w e r e i n Y e l l o w k n i f e , N o r t h w e s t T e r -

off. T h e r e w a s fog, but the r i v e r c u r r e n t p o i n t e d the w a y .

ritories. T h e 7-hour d o r y n o w h a d the t o p layer o f p l y w o o d

R o w i n g d o w n s t r e a m , I eventually b r o k e o u t of the fog a n d saw

r e m o v e d b y r o c k s f r o m the c a r a n d trailer w h e e l s . W e t o o k i t t o

W r a n g e l l . I m o t o r e d into the h a r b o r , b u t the t o w n w a s a s l e e p . I

a c a r w a s h t o s t r i p off the dust a n d m u d .

d i d n ' t e v e n t o u c h the d o c k - just t u r n e d a r o u n d a n d h e a d e d north to Petersburg.

A few d a y s later my friend J i m a n d I put the 7-hour d o r y in the M a c k e n z i e R i v e r a t F o r t P r o v i d e n c e . T h e M a c k e n z i e i s a

W i t h the m o t o r i n p o s i t i o n , s t e e r i n g c o u l d b e d o n e b y

big, fast river, p r o b a b l y t w i c e the size of the C o l u m b i a R i v e r .

shifting weight in the d o r y . I c o o k e d breakfast as the glassy

S t r o n g w i n d s b l o w frequently. W e s t a y e d t o w a r d the s h o r e t o

s m o o t h m o r n i n g w a t e r slid b y a t 4 k n o t s . T h e m i s t s a n d low

a v o i d w a v e s in the s t r o n g c u r r e n t . In a n o r m a l day, we m a d e

fog/clouds m a d e it beautiful. T h e R u s s i a n c r u i s e s h i p Odessa

a b o u t 7 0 miles. T h e h a r d e s t w o r k w a s r o w i n g t o s h o r e a t night a n d o u t a g a i n i n the m o r n i n g . T h e s u n s h i n e d . W e t a l k e d a b o u t

c a m e by. N o o n e o n d e c k . T h e c u r r e n t s w e p t m e u p W r a n g e l l N a r r o w s . I m a d e a t least

wildlife law, Indian l a w a n d the river. T h e m u d b a n k s , naviga-

10 k n o t s until the last 8 m i l e s , w h i c h t o o k 4 h o u r s to m o t o r in a

t i o n b u o y s a n d c h a n n e l m a r k e r s s l i d by. W e b o b b e d a l o n g , not k n o w i n g where we were. ( Y o u c a n b u y navigation charts, but

driving rainstorm. I

finally a r r i v e d at P e t e r s b u r g . O n l y o n e p r o b l e m - no

C u s t o m s . T h e h a r b o r m a s t e r t o l d m e t o ignore C u s t o m s ( a

we d i d n ' t . A t o u r i s t m a p w a s e n o u g h . ) J u s t b e l o w N o r m a n W e l l s , J i m r e c o g n i z e d a b i g boat going

l o c a l habit). Instead, I c a l l e d W r a n g e l l a n d got c l e a r e d by p h o n e

upstream.

after a 15-minute l e c t u r e .

a b o a r d a n d ride the boat b a c k t o H a y R i v e r . J i m flew h o m e ; I

T h e w e a t h e r went t o hell. R a i n , 25-40 k n o t s o u t h e r l y w i n d s .

H e k n e w the o p e r a t o r s , s o w e w e r e able t o get

h i t c h - h i k e d b a c k t o the c a r i n Y e l l o w k n i f e .

I sat in P e t e r s b u r g for 5 days before t u r n i n g J o e l ' s boat upside-

W e s a w a g u y c h a n g i n g oil i n his c a r . H e gave u s the o l d o i l ,

d o w n on a seine-net float a n d t a k i n g the ferry to J u n e a u . I h a d

w h i c h we u s e d to c o a t the o u t s i d e of the d o r y - a fine finish.

t o meet m y F r e n c h friends ( a s s u m i n g they h a d n ' t s t o l e n the

T h e n w e gave the 7-hour d o r y t o a n Indian y o u t h g r o u p . T h e y

car).

p l a n n e d a 300-mile M a c k e n z i e River t r i p i m m e d i a t e l y . T h a t

T h e ferry w a s c r o w d e d ,

but t w o o f m y h e r o e s , wildlife

l a w y e r s , w e r e a b o a r d . It w a s fun to talk to t h e m . I h a d a n i c e

d o r y has s e e n m o r e s e r v i c e in its t w o m o n t h s of life t h a n m o s t w o o d boats see in 5 or 10 y e a r s !

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PRESIDENT'S REMARKS

Center

It has b e e n s u g g e s t e d that m e m b e r s n e e d to k n o w m o r e about

the

decisionmaking

structure

of

The

Center

for

W o o d e n Boats. Here's an attempt to explain our bylaws a n d their f u n c t i o n : A r t i c l e 5 of the b y l a w s d e s c r i b e s the B o a r d of D i r e c t o r s , o u r p r i n c i p a l g o v e r n i n g b o d y . T h e b o a r d , e l e c t e d f r o m the m e m b e r s h i p , m e e t s at least s i x t i m e s a year, a n d c o n s i s t s of 21 p e o p l e at p r e s e n t . A r t i c l e 7 d e s c r i b e s the E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t e e ,

with

the

p o w e r t o a c t for the b o a r d b e t w e e n r e g u l a r b o a r d m e e t i n g s . The President, Executive Director, Secretary a n d Treasurer are automatic

Executive

Committee

members. T w o other

b o a r d m e m b e r s a r e e l e c t e d b y the b o a r d , a n d t w o a p p o i n t e d b y

fiscally

sound

as

we

accomplish

our

goals a n d

objectives. W e have d e d i c a t e d , h a r d w o r k i n g p e o p l e o n the b o a r d a n d c o m m i t t e e m e m b e r s w h o will m a k e s u r e that T h e C e n t e r for W o o d e n B o a t s will m o v e a h e a d . M y o b s e r v a t i o n o f these p e o p l e a t w o r k a t the B o a t S h o w a n d a t c o m m i t t e e a n d b o a r d meetings e n c o u r a g e d m e t o d e c i d e t o serve a s P r e s i d e n t . T h e i r e n t h u s i a s t i c w o r k will i n s u r e the s u c c e s s o f the C e n t e r . If y o u w i s h to offer y o u r time a n d talents t h r o u g h c o m m i t t e e w o r k o r i n o t h e r w a y s , please c o n t a c t the E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r , D i c k W a g n e r , at 283-9166.

— M y r o n Richards

FOR SALE: MEMBERSHIPS It's n e v e r too late to r e n e w y o u r m e m b e r s h i p . T h e e x p i r a t i o n date is on y o u r Shavings a d d r e s s label. S e n d m o n e y a n d all

the P r e s i d e n t . Article 9 authorizes committees and advisory

boards.

is forgiven!

C u r r e n t active c o m m i t t e e s i n c l u d e S i t e , F l e e t , F u n d R a i s i n g ,

Y o u c a n use y o u r V I S A o r M a s t e r c h a r g e , i f y o u w i s h . J u s t

Finance, and Publications. S o m e others, activated as needed,

s e n d u s the n u m b e r a n d e x p i r a t i o n date. Y o u c a n set u p

Publicity, Seminar and

m o n t h l y p a y m e n t s t h r o u g h y o u r c r e d i t c a r d . A s k for bro-

R e g a t t a c o m m i t t e e s . A l t h o u g h not r e q u i r e d in the b y l a w s , I

c h u r e s , t o o , s o y o u c a n d o o r b e l l y o u r n e i g h b o r h o o d . . .or p a s s

have a p p o i n t e d b o a r d m e m b e r s t o c h a i r e a c h c o m m i t t e e t o

the i n f o r m a t i o n a l o n g to friends, relatives, et. a l .

include Boat S h o w ,

Membership,

facilitate c o m m u n i c a t i o n w i t h the b o a r d . E a c h c o m m i t t e e k e e p s m i n u t e s o f m e e t i n g s w h i c h a r e t h e n p a s s e d o n t o the b o a r d . I n D e c e m b e r all c o m m i t t e e s will m a k e e x p e n d i t u r e p r o j e c t i o n s to the F i n a n c e C o m m i t t e e for i n c l u s i o n in the 1983 budget. T h e P r e s i d e n t i s e l e c t e d b y the b o a r d t o b e C h a i r m a n o f the B o a r d , a n d t o see that d e c i s i o n s o f the b o a r d a r e i m p l e m e n t e d . O n e of my goals is to e s t a b l i s h p r o c e d u r e s that will k e e p the

NEEDED: -

Plumbers

and Electricians,

to guide

our work

permits

a n d direct a c t u a l i n s t a l l a t i o n s at t h e W a t e r w a y 4 site. -

First Aid Kits,

one

p e r m a n e n t l y l o c a t e d in the B o a t

S h o p , a n d a n o t h e r p o r t a b l e unit for off-site e v e n t s . -

Nurses and Medics

-

attend o u r hands-on events.

a t e l e p h o n e list of v o l u n t e e r s to •



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