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SHAVINGS

Newsletter of The Center for Wooden Boats - Vol. 5, No. 1 - January-February 1983 - $0.25

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N o v e m b e r 22 a n d told t h e m he had p u t in e n o u g h time d u r i n g the p r o c e s s i n g o f o u r site-use p e r m i t s t o gain a d o c t o r a t e i n W a t e r w a y s . T h e c h a i r m a n o f B P W said t h e D i r e c t o r also h a d l o g g e d t h e t i m e necessary for a d o c t o r a t e in Bureaucratic P r o c e d u r e . T h e sparkling r e p a r t e e e n d e d t h e r e , a v o t e w a s t a k e n a n d t h e use p e r m i t s f o r o u r Waterway 4 development were approved. A few m o r e shuffles of d o c u m e n t s f r o m here to there a n d b a c k a n d w e h a v e a site t o w o r k o n a n d a d i r e c t o r w i t h a c o u p l e o f g r a d u a t e degrees f r o m Paper U. T h e r e a l t h r i l l o f t h i s m o m e n t i s t h a t w e know t h e d o o r will s o o n b e o p e n at a bonified C W B site. T h a t is a m a j o r w a t e r m a r k for us. But we d i d s o m e t h i n g else that is a p r e c e d e n t f o r all t h e W a t e r w a y 4's in this nation: We have s h o w n the way a non-profit organization can take an unused and abused piece of public w a t e r f r o n t a n d create a park and m a r i t i m e h i s t o r y c e n t e r . O u r s l o w s t e p s (34 m o n t h s ) t h r o u g h t h e halls of b u r e a u c r a c y b r o k e a trail. O t h e r organizations can follow o u r path to their n e g l e c t e d w a t e r w a y s a n d r e v i t a l i z e t h e m f o r the g r e a t e r p u b l i c

the V a n c o u v e r M a r i t i m e M u s e u m ' s t a n k - t e s t i n g facility, ( a n A d i r o n d a c k

benefit.

g u i d e b o a t will b e r e s i s t a n c e t e s t e d . )

B e i n g a n e w m u s e u m w i t h n e w i d e a s i n h e a d y stuff. B e s i d e s b u i l d i n g a s t r o n g a w a r e n e s s o f o u r s m a l l - c r a f t h e r i t a g e , w e have m a n a g e d t o create history in the w o r l d of urban w a t e r f r o n t revival.

A n y o n e i s w e l c o m e . T h e r e will b e l u n c h m e e t i n g s a t b o t h p l a c e s , s o local C W B m e m b e r s a n d f r i e n d s c a n j o i n i n . B o t h trips, b y c h a r t e r e d b u s , will leave f r o m Seattle. T h e A s t o r i a t r i p will b e J a n u a r y 15; V a n c o u v e r will b e o n F e b r u a r y 12. T h e p r i c e i s

TO BUILD A HARBOR Words,

drawings,

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e q u i p m e n t w e u s e d t o scale M o u n t P e r m i t . N o w t h a t w e a r e r e a d y t o build o u r base at W a t e r w a y 4, we need more supplies - mainly m o n e y , materials and labor. Specifically, you can buy a d o c k p l a n k , w i t h y o u r name on it, for $ 1 0 . 0 0 . Y o u r n a m e will b e p e r m a n e n t l y e n g r a v e d o n a p l a q u e o n o n e o f o u r s t r u c t u r e s f o r $ 1 0 0 . A c o n t r i b u t i o n o f $125 will b e p a r t o f o u r E n d o w m e n t F u n d a n d w i l l give y o u a Life M e m b e r s h i p ( o f f e r g o o d u n t i l F e b r u a r y 1 , 1983). Y o u might wish to s p o n s o r a special part of the d e v e l o p m e n t : Entry

a l o n g t h e f r e e w a y r o u t e at

predetermined

P a r k & Ride sites.

Please c a l l f o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , o r t o r e s e r v e a b u s s e a t . W e also need to k n o w lunch attendees, whether or not y o u c o m e by bus. A c t q u i c k l y . . . c a l l 283-9166.

JANUARY & FEBRUARY MEETINGS O u r m o n t h l y g a t h e r i n g s w i t h s p e a k e r s a r e free t o e v e r y o n e . A f t e r t h e t a l k , t h e r e i s c o f f e e , c o o k i e s a n d t i m e t o socialize. Please c o m e ! F R I D A Y , J A N . 2 1 , 8 P.M., 2770 Westlake Ave. N.

Dudley

gateway, pavilion, deck, r a m p , picnic tables, landscaping, floats or

D a v i d s o n is a l i v i n g l e g e n d - a s o r t of P a u l B u n y a n of P u g e t S o u n d

boats.

b o a t y a r d s . D a v i d s o n i s t h e c o s m i c m a s t e r o f t h e disc s a n d e r . W i t h t h i s

A l l d o n a t i o n s a r e t a x d e d u c t i b l e a n d s o u l s a t i s f y i n g . Please call D i c k

tool he can take a paint-weary boat a n d sand it satin-smooth a n d piano-fair w i t h blinding speed, while singing o p e r a . Dudley also collects

W a g n e r f o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a t 283-9166. In N o v e m b e r and D e c e m b e r we received the following d o n a t i o n s

antique marine engines. T h i s e v e n i n g D u d l e y will t a l k a b o u t h i s e x p e r i e n c e s w i t h b o a t s ,

and pledges:

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F R I D A Y , F E B . 18,8 P.M., in o u r b o a t s h o p at W a t e r w a y 4 (but c h e c k to m a k e sure)

boatshop phrases of D a n Dygert, the sculpted quarter knees of a David J a c k s o n b o a t , a croissant f r o m B o u l a n g e r i e or a b o o k of finely t u n e d

T A K E A CRUISE

p r o s e a n d sensitive d e s i g n . C h a s will g i v e u s his w o r d o n t h e best i n b o a t b o o k s - t h e o n e s

Y o u d o n ' t h a v e t o j o i n t h e N a v y t o visit e x o t i c f o r e i g n p o r t s . J o i n u s

to read over and over. These will range f r o m historical a n d technical

f o r a d a y ' s t o u r o f the C o l u m b i a R i v e r M a r i t i m e M u s e u m i n A s t o r i a ,

t o h i g h l i t e r a t u r e . A f t e r c o f f e e b r e a k h e will c o r r e c t a n d g r a d e this

O r e g o n , a n d / o r a visit t o V a n c o u v e r . B . C . t o see a d e m o n s t r a t i o n o f

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Open-Boat Beach Camping SUCIA A N D MATIA:

O F F - S E A S O N PARADISE

By Marty Loken Destination:

S u c i a I s l a n d s g r o u p , o n t h e n o r t h edge o f t h e S a n J u a n

s p l a t t e r e d in s e v e r a l d i r e c t i o n s . It is a R o r s h a c h i a n b l o b of s e v e r a l

I s l a n d s , 2 m i l e s off the n o r t h s h o r e o f O r c a s I s l a n d .

islands deeply i n d e n t e d by snug h a r b o r s a n d d r a p e d w i t h u n r u l y grass,

Access:

g n a r l e d t r e e s a n d s m o o t h - f a c e d s a n d s t o n e cliffs.

Small boats can be launched in Anacortes, Bellingham or

o t h e r p o r t s near the San J u a n s , b u t the closest r a m p s are in the N o r t h B e a c h a r e a o f O r c a s , near the c o m m u n i t y o f East S o u n d .

B e a c h c a m p i n g sites o n S u c i a a r e t o o n u m e r o u s t o i d e n t i f y , a n d half the f u n is finding y o u r o w n a n y w a y , but suffice to say that this place is a n off s e a s o n p a r a d i s e . W e h a p p e n t o p r e f e r E w i n g C o v e , a s p o t near

I f y o u h a v e b e e n t o S u c i a o r its little s i s t e r , M a t i a , d u r i n g t h e z a n y days of s u m m e r , you'll join us in v o w i n g to never r e t u r n - until after the hordes

have

departed.

From

June

1

through

Labor

Day

the northeast tip w i t h total p r o t e c t i o n a n d a sunrise view of M o u n t B a k e r . . . b u t t h e r e a r e d o z e n s of o t h e r possibilities.

these

w o n d e r f u l islands t h r e a t e n t o s i n k u n d e r t h e w e i g h t o f s c r e a m i n g 7-year-olds, six-packs a n d g r o u n d e d p e t r o l e u m b y p r o d u c t s . It is only b e t w e e n , say, O c t o b e r 1 a n d early M a y that S u c i a , M a t i a a n d o t h e r r o c k s in the area are suitable for serious a n d c o n t e m p l a tive e x p l o r a t i o n . T h e eagles r e t u r n i n s e e m i n g l y g r e a t e r n u m b e r s a s t h e last S p o r t y a k s a r e d r a g g e d h o m e : h a r b o r seals r e s u m e a m o r e l e i s u r e l y lifestyle. N o m o r e d r o n i n g o u t b o a r d s . . . o r portable 8 t r a c k s . . . o r s u n s e t s t h r o u g h a forest o f m a s t s a n d flags. A h , w i l d e r n e s s ! O u r most recent open-boat cruise to Sucia and Matia was in mid A p r i l , on a sunny three-day w e e k e n d . T o w i n g o u r 16 foot Poulsbo Boat t o A n a c o r t e s , w e b o a r d e d t h e s t a t e f e r r y f o r a zig-zag r u n i n t o t h e h e a r t o f t h e S a n J u a n s , g e t t i n g off a t O r c a s a n d c o n t i n u i n g o u r d r i v e t o a launching r a m p at the n o r t h e n d of the island. ( T h e r e appear to be t w o reasonably g o o d r a m p s in the vicinity:

o n e $3.00 i n - a n d - o u t c o n c r e t e

affair at S m u g g l e r ' s M a r i n a - t h e d i s a d v a n t a g e b e i n g a l a c k of p a r k i n g lot s e c u r i t y •

a n d a s e c u r e lot a n d r a m p a t n e a r b y S m u g g l e r ' s V i l l a

Resort, at Terrill beach near the e n d of the N o r t h B e a c h r o a d . T h e tariff

is higher here

$5.00 to l a u n c h a n d retrieve y o u r vessel, a n d an

a d d i t i o n a l $3.00 f o r o v e r n i g h t p a r k i n g , b u t i t m i g h t b e a w i s e r bet i f y o u a r e f o r c e d t o leave v a l u a b l e s i n t h e c a r . ) T h e crossing f r o m n o r t h e r n O r c a s Island t o Sucia a n d M a t i a i s laughably easy w h e n the w e a t h e r a n d tides c o o p e r a t e , but beware of stiff n o r t h e r l y w i n d s f r o m t h e a d j o i n i n g S t r a i t o f G e o r g i a . I f y o u ' r e m a k i n g for the nearest island s h o r e , the c r o s s i n g is a b o u t 2 miles, w i t h t h e far side o f S u c i a p e r h a p s a n o t h e r mile a w a y . We

happened

t o select o n e o f t h o s e w o n d e r f u l l y c a l m s p r i n g

weekends boaters d r e a m about. (T-shirts a n d shorts at 10 A . M . ) As we

Sucia has some amenities, p e r h a p s m o r e t h a n y o u w a n t , even in the

p u t t - p u t t e d a r o u n d M a t i a , p h o t o g r a p h i n g bald eagles a t Eagle P o i n t ,

w i n t e r . W a t e r i s a v a i l a b l e a t F o s s i l B a y y e a r a r o u n d a n d p i c n i c tables

r i g h t w h e r e t h e y b e l o n g e d , i t b e c a m e c l e a r that w e w e r e t h e o n l y

are s c a t t e r e d a b o u t in F o x C o v e , Shallow Bay, E c h o Bay, S n o r i n g Bay

b o a t e r s n o r t h o f F r i d a y H a r b o r . ( W e w e r e , i n f a c t , t h e first t r a i l e r

and E w i n g C o v e . Fossil Bay is the center of park activity, w i t h its d o c k ,

b o a t e r s t o use t h e S m u g g l e r ' s V i l l a l a u n c h i n g r a m p that y e a r . . . a n d i t

s t o v e s , pit t o i l e t s a n d m o o r i n g b u o y s , a n d s h o u l d p r o b a b l y b e a v o i d e d

was a l r e a d y the m i d d l e o f A p r i l ! )

even in February.

O n e o f o u r f a v o r i t e little c o v e s i n t h e u n i v e r s e i s n o t c h e d i n t o t h e east e n d o f M a t i a I s l a n d

S n o r i n g Bay, n a m e d for a p a r k ranger w h o was caught enjoying a

t o o n a r r o w a n d shallow for C r u i s e - A - H o m e s .

siesta by v i s i t i n g p a r k o f f i c i a l s , is a n i c e p o s s i b i l i t y f o r s m a l l - b o a t

Y o u can't beach-camp here because 97% of Matia is a National Wildlife

skippers. T h e r e are t w o c a m p s i t e s a s h o r e a n d the place is t o o small for

R e f u g e , b u t it's a n ideal p i c n i c s p o t . W e l u n c h e d o n p e a n u t - b u t t e r

many cruisers and larger sailboats.

s a n d w i c h e s , s u n b a t h e d awhile, listened t o t w o b i c k e r i n g eagles w h o

F o r m o r e details on Sucia, M a t i a a n d o t h e r islands in the San J u a n

s h a r e d t h e c o v e , a n d c o n t i n u e d o u r c i r c u m n a v i g a t i o n o f t h e 145-acre

group, w e strongly r e c o m m e n d T H E S A N J U A N I S L A N D S : A F O O T

island.

& A F L O A T , by Marge Mueller, published by The Mountaineers. The

T h e o n l y legal c a m p s i t e o n M a t i a i s a 5 - a c r e s t a t e p a r k i n R o l f e

b o o k i n c l u d e s d e s c r i p t i o n s o f all i s l a n d s a n d t h e i r facilities, a n d s e e m s

C o v e , near the west end of the island. T h e place is a l w a y s o c c u p i e d in

especially useful for b e a c h - c a m p i n g b o a t e r s . F o r specifics on state

s u m m e r m o n t h s , o f c o u r s e , b u t m i g h t b e a d e c e n t spot d u r i n g t h e

p a r k s i n t h e n o r t h e r n S a n J u a n s , y o u c o u l d c a l l t h e p a r k r a n g e r a t East

off-season. (In A p r i l y o u c a n be p i c k y , a n d our preference is for

Sound

s h e l t e r e d little n o o k s a n d c r a n n i e s f a c i n g e a s t . It's nice t o a w a k e n w i t h

contact

s u n o n t h e c a m p s i t e , r a t h e r t h a n the c o o l s h a d e o f t e n f o u n d o n b e a c h e s

S e r v i c e , B o x 1128, O l y m p i a , W A 9 8 5 0 1 . P h o n e 1-800-562 8 2 0 0 , toll

with western exposures.)

free.

p h o n e 376-4698. T o o b t a i n m a p s a n d o t h e r p r i n t e d i n f o r m a t i o n , the

Washington State Parks and

Recreation Information

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L o o k i n g f o r s u c h a s p o t , w e m o t o r e d o v e r t o S u c i a a n d its m y r i a d attractions.

We would like to include open

Editor's Note:

S u c i a is c o n s i d e r a b l y l a r g e r - 749 a c r e s , w i t h 562 d e s i g n a t e d as a

in each edition

of SHAVINGS.

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C A M P CRUISING? T R Y T H E CLOTHESLINE REEL...

o n e t h a t w a s o f p l a n k i n g . T h e last

four were steamboats, three

p r o p e l l e r - d r i v e n a n d o n e s t e r n w h e e l e r . . . T h e o n e I still h a v e i s t h e last steam troller in O r e g o n .

T h e idea of c a m p - c r u i s i n g in a small b o a t is an a p p e a l i n g o n e .

T h e h u l l i s 2 8 y e a r s o l d a n d t h e e n g i n e i s 100 y e a r s o l d , m a d e i n

M i n i m a l gear a n d e x p e n s e , t h e a b i l i t y t o r e a c h d i s t a n t c r u i s i n g g r o u n d s

E n g l a n d , a n d I r u n i t e v e r y year f r o m A p r i l u n t i l O c t o b e r , t w o o r t h r e e

at 55 m p h ( o n the trailer), a n d utilization of anchorages inaccessible to

times a week... T h o u g h t it might interest you h o w I got h o o k e d on this steamboat

t h e a v e r a g e c r u i s e r - a l l o f these a d d t o t h e j o y . B u t h e r e y o u a r e , t h e first n i g h t o u t a n d y o u realize: 1 . T h e b o a t i s

stuff. W h e n I w a s a k i d i n W o r l d W a r I I u p o n H o o d C a n a l , the M o s q u i t o

t o o h e a v y t o c a r r y p a s t t h e h i g h tide m a r k ( c a n o e s a n d b a i d a r k a s

Fleet w a s still o p e r a t i n g a n d i t w a s t h e big t h i n g o f t h e d a y ( f o r u s k i d s )

e x c e p t e d ) , 2. T h e r e IS a tide, a n d 3. Y o u w o u l d rather sleep than stay

w h e n one c a m e t o the d o c k . T h e y always whistled d o w n the C a n a l a n d u s k i d s w o u l d r u n f o r t h e d o c k t o see w h o g o t o n a n d off. T h e r o a d s

u p f e n d i n g the b o a t off t h e r o c k s . T h e r e m u s t b e a b e t t e r w a y . F o r g e t t o w i n g a dinghy. N e v e r m i n d the nuisance of an inflatable

b o a t . 1 just n e v e r f o r g o t t h e m . - Bill E d m o n d s o n .

raft. A n c h o r y o u r boat on a clothesline reel. T h e accompanying sketch shows the setup better than w o r d s alone. T h e r e are several m e t h o d s - we s h o w only one. T h e e q u i p m e n t is sized f o r a 16' t o 2 0 ' b o a t ; v a r y sizes a s n e e d e d . S o m e t h i n g s t o n o t e : •

w e r e p o o r in the w i n t e r a n d most people w e n t to Seattle or T a c o m a by •

MEMBERSHIP A s w e m a i l e d t h e last issue o f S H A V I N G S t h e c o m p u t e r w e n t

B r a i d e d n y l o n w o r k s w e l l . N e v e r use p o l y p r o p y l e n e (it k i n k s a n d

whacko

has o t h e r n a s t y h a b i t s a s w e l l ) . 3 0 0 ' s e e m s t o b e a g o o d m i n i m u m

incorrectly. This time, we hope, your correct member-expiration date

l e n g t h . Pass the line t h r o u g h t h e e y e i n t h e f e n d e r float a n d m a k e

a p p e a r s o n the a d d r e s s label.

t h e e n d s fast t o the b o w e y e o f t h e b o a t . C o i l t h e u n u s e d line i n a

and

everyone's

membership-expiration

date

was

printed

Of course, y o u don't have to wait until it expires to send a c o n t r i b u t i o n . Y o u r c o n t i n u e d s u p p o r t i s especially w e l c o m e n o w that

plastic t u b .

w e a r e finally a b o u t t o b u i l d o u r h e r i t a g e h a r b o r . ( A n o t h e r w a y o f •

T h e " b u o y " i s just a f e n d e r f l o a t , w i t h t h e eye f o r m i n g t h e " p u l l e y " .

1 0 feet o f 3 / 8 " c h a i n o n t h e a n c h o r w i l l g r e a t l y i n c r e a s e h o l d i n g

putting it was in a letter, w i t h a c c o m p a n y i n g c h e c k , f r o m Jim M c E v e r of Port T o w n s e n d : " I ' m a sucker for g o o d causes...")

power, but could be omitted. •

N e v e r p u l l t h e b o a t c l o s e r t h a n 3 or 4 feet f r o m t h e b u o y . (If a t a n g l e r e s u l t s , y o u m a y h a v e t o s w i m o u t t o c l e a r it!)

D o n ' t f o r g e t t o m a k e t h e s h o r e s i d e e n d o f t h e line fast. T h i s a r r a n g e m e n t s h o u l d w o r k w e l l f o r a n y b e a c h a b l e b o a t . Y o u will

undoubtedly

add nuances of your o w n .

-Dave C o x .

LETTERS The Oregon,

following who

letter

enclosed

came his

from

application

Bill

Edmondson,

for

CWB

Butte

Falls,

membership:

S h a v i n g s s o u n d s i n t e r e s t i n g s o I'll c o n t r i b u t e j u s t a l i t t l e . I h a v e m a d e five w o o d e n b o a t s o v e r t h e y e a r s . T h e y a r e all p l y w o o d e x c e p t

SHAVINGS A publication of The Center for Wooden Bouts. Issued six times a year for members; single copies are available for 25 cents. Editor M a r t y I.oken Writers Chas D o w d . Dick Wagner Editorial contributions are heartily encouraged. We are especially interested in submissions for the Owner's Notebook series. Simply tell us about your boat— design, construction, performance, history, etc. - and include a few photos if they are available. We're anxious to receive news from Center members - boatshop projects, new designs, voyages undertaken or planned, thoughts on the CWB and its offerings, items lor sale or trade, profiles of traditional Northwest small craft and so forth. What are you up to? Let us know! Please address all correspondence to Shavings, CWB, 2770 Westlake Avenue North. Seattle. WA 98109 •


L A S T C H A N C E TO PRE-REGISTER FOR SEMINAR SERIES ( P l e a s e see R e g i s t r a t i o n F o r m o n O t h e r S i d e o f S h e e t )

T h e bright, witty C W B faculty m e m b e r s are polishing their lectures a n d d e m o n s t r a t i o n s f o r t h e S i x t h A n n u a l W o o d e n B o a t S e m i n a r series. Please r e s e r v e y o u r s p a c e n o w , a s i t saves t h e d r e a r y l i n e - u p a t t h e

The fees: 1/2-Day Sessions

door. P r e p a y m e n t speeds things up for e v e r y o n e involved. To reserve

Full-Day Sessions

y o u r place in the limited - a t t e n d a n c e seminars y o u must pay in advance. C W B m e m b e r s h i p c a n b e entered o r r e n e w e d a t the d o o r . E d u c a t i o n is a s o u n d i n v e s t m e n t . . . s i g n u p !

Full Series

$6.00 C W B members $8.00 non-members $10.00 C W B members $12.00 non-members $110 C W B members $135 non-members

1983 SEMINAR CURRICULUM Saturday, February 5 INTRODUCTION TO BOATBUILDING Paul Schweiss 10-noon; 1-3 p.m. Sources of plans, tools and materials; shop set up; books to read; skill levels needed for various projects; time and costs involved. Sunday, February 6 LOFTING 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 GOOS AND 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 consultants.

Saturday, February 26 HALF MODELS - Dave Lefebvre 10-noon An authority shows how to make them and how to use them as a design tool. Saturday, February 26 FINISHING, RE-FINISHING & RESTORATION Pat Ford 1-4 p.m. Valuable tips from a builder who specializes in classic boat restoration. Sunday, February 27 BOAT FASTENINGS - Marty Langeland 10-noon 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 TOOL SHARPENING & T O O L USE Tom 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. March 12 SPAR A N D OAR MAKING - Rich Kolin 1-3 p.m. How to design and build these essential boat items. Saturday, March 19 INTRODUCTION TO METALLURGY Prof. Paul Ford 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 blacksmithing. You will make at least one simple tool during the session.

Saturday, April 2 ADVANCED FORGING Grant Sarver 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 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, April 9 FOUNDRY TECHNIQUES & SANDCASTING 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 FOUNDRY TECHNIQUES & INVESTMENT CASTING - Prof. Paul Ford 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learn the "lost w a x " method and do it. Saturday, April 30 THE BUSINESS OF BOATBUILDING Pat Ford 10-noon; 1-3 p.m. Limited to 24 participants. A roundtable 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 Oakrock 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 BOAT SKETCHING II Barbara Oakrock 10-noon; 1-3 p.m. More paper and pencil w o r k , including a safari to find good wood boats to sketch. Saturday, May 28 OPEN-BOAT CRUISING John 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. •


1983 W O O D E N B O A T SEMINAR REGISTRATION F O R M (check one or all; see complete descriptions of courses on other side of sheet); Please r e s e r v e a space in the f o l l o w i n g s e m i n a r s

Owner's Notebook T O M T O M , A CLASSIC F R O M T H E COLUMBIA RIVER'S S H A L L O W WATERS By T o m Dyer

S a t u r d a y , F e b . 5 - I n t r o d u c t i o n to B o a t b u i l d i n g

Sunday. Feb. 6

S a t u r d a y . F e b . 19

S u n d a y , F e b . 20 - G o o s & P a i n t s

Sunday. Feb. 20

S a t u r d a y , Feb. 26

M y b o a t . T O M T O M , i s a C o l u m b i a River O n e Design. C o l u m b i a Lofting

River O n e Designs, k n o w n affectionately as C R O D S . w e r e designed by

Planking. Framing & Decking

m y f a t h e r . J o e D y e r , i n 1934 a t t h e r e q u e s t o f t h e C o l u m b i a R i v e r Yachting Association. T h e C.R.Y.A. wanted a simple, affordable, d e s i g n s u i t a b l e for t h e s a n d b a r s o f t h e l o w e r C o l u m b i a . T h e c o n c e p t w a s t h a t o f " e v e r y m a n ' s " b o a t , s o m e w h a t like T h u n d e r b i r d s 2 5 y e a r s

Epoxy Adhesives

later. L e g e n d has i t t h e first C R O D sailed u p t h e c o a s t f r o m A s t o r i a a n d

S a t u r d a y . F e b . 26

S u n d a y , F e b . 27

Half M o d e l s

swept

Finishing. Refinishing & Restoration

h e r class i n

the

PIYA

tupperware standards, in

Regatta.

Although

slow by

today's

1934 C R O D S w e r e m o d e r n a b l e b o a t s .

T w e l v e w e r e built i n a l l , a b o u t n i n e b e f o r e a n d t h r e e a f t e r W o r l d W a r I I . T h e y r e m a i n p o p u l a r o n the C o l u m b i a , n o w m o r e a s classics t h a n

Boat Fastenings

a s a n a c t i v e fleet. T h e y w e r e r a c e d a s a class a t t h e P o r t l a n d Y a c h t C l u b •

Sunday. Feb. 27

L u m b e r for Boatbuilding

S a t u r d a y . M a r c h 12

T o o l Sharpening & T o o l Use

Saturday, M a r c h 12

Spar and O a r M a k i n g

until about 20 years ago. T w o C R O D S are in Seattle: one belonging to J a c k a n d Ellie A u s t i n m o o r s a t S e a t t l e Y a c h t C l u b , w h i l e I m o o r T O M T O M at Salmon Bay Marina. C R O D S a r e 2 8 feet l o n g , w i t h a n 8 ' 1 0 " b e a m , a n d h a v e a l o w freeboard

S a t u r d a y . M a r c h 19

I n t r o d u c t i o n to M e t a l l u r g y

Saturday. M a r c h 26

Introduction to Forging

Saturday. April 2

Advanced Forging

designed

for

swimming.

Their draft

Saturday. April 9

Foundry Techniques & Sand Casting

S a t u r d a y , A p r i l 16

S a t u r d a y , A p r i l 30 • T h e B u s i n e s s of B o a t b u i l d i n g

Saturday. M a y 14

I n t r o d u c t i o n to Boat S k e t c h i n g

S a t u r d a y . M a y 21

B o a t S k e t c h i n g II

S a t u r d a y , M a y 28 • O p e n B o a t C r u i s i n g

2'-4" with

the

T O M . w i t h a 2 5 h o r s e p o w e r G r e y Sea S c o u t . c r u i s e s a t 6 1 2 k n o t s a n d will do 7 1 4 w h e n p u s h e d . A l t h o u g h planked, C R O D S have a h a r d chine desirable for shallow draft a n d lying high a n d d r y on sandbars

is

c e n t e r b o a r d u p ; w i t h t h e b o a r d d o w n t h e y d r a w a b o u t 5 feet. T O M

built o f p l y w o o d

I'm s u r e o n e c o u l d easily b e

C R O D S are plank on frame c o n s t r u c t i o n , galvanized

f a s t e n e d , w i t h 7 8 " fir o n s a w e d o a k f r a m e s . S e a m b a t t e n s a r e u s e d Foundry Techniques & Investment Casting

a b o v e t h e w a t e r l i n e a n d t h e c h i n e is p r o t e c t e d by 1 1/4 " x 2 1/2 i r o n b a r k k n u c k l e . A 950 p o u n d i r o n k e e l fairs i n t o a m o t o r b o a t style s k e g . p r o v i d i n g ballast, the ability to j u m p gillnets. and a g o o d point for g r o u n d i n g . T h e c e n t e r b o a r d i s 1/2" s t e e l . T h e m a i n d e c k i s 5 / 8 " p l y w o o d c o v e r e d w i t h c a n v a s o v e r I r i s h felt t r i m m e d w i t h a n i r o n b a r k t o e rail a n d g u a r d . T h e h o u s e c o a m i n g i s 1 1 4 " m a h o g a n y , w h i l e t h e h o u s e t o p i s 3 8 " p l y w o o d , again c o v e r e d w i t h I r i s h felt a n d c a n v a s . T h e a r r a n g e m e n t s are classic,

T h e fees:

with

a

drop-leaf

table

on

the

c e n t e r b o a r d t r u n k a n d t w o t r a n s o m s w h i c h slide o u t t o m a k e " d o u b l e " b e r t h s . T h e galley i s aft i n t h e m a i n c a b i n , s e p a r a t e d f r o m t h e c o c k p i t

1 / 2 Day S e s s i o n s

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

by a bridge d e c k . T h e engine is u n d e r the c o c k p i t , flanked by t w o

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

4 5 -gallon t a n k s .

Full-Day Sessions

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

c o c k p i t i s p u r p o s e l y large a n d c o m f o r t a b l e f o r d a y s a i l i n g , a n d t h e rig

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

i n c l u d e s a c l u b - f o o t e d w o r k i n g jib f o r easy s i n g l e - h a n d i n g .

Full Series

$110.00 for C W B m e m b e r s $ 1 3 5 . 0 0 for n o n - m e m b e r s

I

would

be

F o r w a r d are t w o b e r t h s , one c o v e r i n g the head. T h e

happy

to

provide

construction

plans

to

anyone

i n t e r e s t e d i n b u i l d i n g a C R O D for t h e i r o w n u s e . T O M T O M was c o n c e i v e d , o f c o u r s e , a s the designer's o w n boat. M y f a t h e r w o r k e d o n her w h e n e v e r t i m e a n d m o n e y a l l o w e d . D u r i n g the D e p r e s s i o n such o p p o r t u n i t i e s w e r e rare. W h e n W o r l d W a r I I b e g a n she w a s f r a m e d b u t n o t fully p l a n k e d . She w a s r i g g e d a g a i n s t t h e overhead of one of the sheds while everyone t u r n e d to building m i n e s w e e p e r s . As the war effort began to w i n d d o w n , time a n d m o n e y w e r e a bit m o r e a v a i l a b l e ; s h e w a s l a u n c h e d i n t h e s p r i n g o f 1945. M y f a t h e r sailed her a c t i v e l y f o r a b o u t 1 0 y e a r s , b u t g r a d u a l l y f o u n d himself spending m o r e and m o r e time o n the 45-foot p o w e r boat M E R R I M A C . w h i c h he h a d built in 1935 a n d p u r c h a s e d f o r himself in 1952. As I b e c a m e a m o r e skillful s e a m a n , T O M T O M g r a d u a l l y b e c a m e m i n e . M y k i d s a r e n o w r e p e a t i n g the c y c l e . T O M T O M has features unlike most other C R O D S . T h e most

P L E A S E M A I L R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R M t o the C e n t e r for W o o d e n

e v i d e n t i s her d o g h o u s e . T h e o r i g i n a l C R O D S h a d o n l y 4 ' 6 " h e a d

B o a t s , 2770 W e s t l a k e A v e n u e N o r t h . S e a t t l e . W A 9 8 1 0 9 . I f y o u h a v e

r o o m , but a n e n o r m o u s c o m p a n i o n w a y h a t c h allowed the c o o k t o

q u e s t i o n s , please call 283 9 1 6 6 .

w o r k w i t h his o r h e r s h o u l d e r s a n d h e a d i n t h e w e a t h e r . M y f a t h e r


d e c i d e d n o t t o live w i t h this i n c o n v e n i e n c e a n d i n s t a l l e d a d o g h o u s e

seams, w h i c h have been w e d g e d a n d re-glued. Perhaps this was due to

with 6 ' 1 " head r o o m . (I wonder h o w he k n e w my future height).

storage in a shed for eight years prior to leaving A s t o r i a ; p e r h a p s it w a s

Installation

due to changing f r o m spar varnish to Liquid Rawhide.

of a

Neptune

#1

coal

fired

stove

and

other

minor

r e a r r a n g e m e n t s m a d e t h e galley v e r y c o m f o r t a b l e , a n d w o r k a b l e . M y

I b r o u g h t T O M T O M t o the Puget S o u n d i n 1971. She c a m e b y

f a t h e r w a s f a s c i n a t e d w i t h t h e use o f p r e s s u r e t r e a t e d " W o l m a n i z e d " fir

t r u c k , s i n c e h e r l o w f r e e b o a r d a n d s h a l l o w d r a f t m a k e s h e r less t h a n a n

i n b o a t b u i l d i n g . I n 1939 h e built t h e 8 5 f o o t C o a s t a n d G e o d e t i c S u r v e y

ideal o f f s h o r e b o a t . I f o u n d P u g e t S o u n d ' s light airs r a t h e r f r u s t r a t i n g

vessel E . L E S T E R J O N E S , n o w o w n e d b y D a v e U p d i k e , o f 100%

after g r o w i n g up w i t h A s t o r i a ' s 20-knot N o r w e s t e r s . T h e solution w a s a

W o l m a n i z e d materials. T O M T O M ' s hull p l a n k i n g i s W o l m a n i z e d a n d

m a s t h e a d roller f u r l i n g d r i f t e r . I d i d n o t w a n t t o d e s t r o y t h e o r i g i n a l 3 / 4

has n e v e r s h o w n a sign of r o t .

rig. So I a d d e d the drifter f o r w a r d of the jib stay, using a s k o o k u m

T O M T O M i s i n excellent c o n d i t i o n for her 3 7 years. T h e rigging

b r o n z e b o w r o l l e r a s a b o w s p r i t . B e c a u s e t h e d r i f t e r a n d t h e jib a r e

a n d t a n k s have been r e n e w e d , a n d the engine rebuilt. T h e c a u l k i n g is

close, it is necessary to furl the drifter each time we c o m e a b o u t . This is

v e r y s o u n d a n d she m a k e s no w a t e r , a l t h o u g h one or t w o elusive leaks

n o t a s a w k w a r d a s i t m i g h t s e e m . T h e a d d e d p o w e r i n light a i r s a n d t h e

in the house c o m e a n d go with the seasons. T h e fasteners and canvas

c o n v e n i e n c e o f r o l l e r f u r l i n g h a v e m a d e i t all w e l l w o r t h it.

d e c k will n e e d r e n e w i n g s o m e d a y . T h e b r i g h t w o r k o f f e r s a f u l l - t i m e

T O M T O M i s v e r y stiff a n d sails w e l l i n a f r e s h b r e e z e . I've h a d her

career. T h e dog house has developed some c h e c k s and b r o k e n glue

o u t w i t h a d o u b l e r e e f e d m a i n a n d t h e w o r k i n g j i b i n a s t e a d y 5 5 . I n light a i r s she t a k e s a l o n g t i m e t o g e t g o i n g , w h i c h m a k e s h e r p r e t t y s l o w a r o u n d the b u o y s . H o w e v e r , she is very able under p o w e r and her s h o a l d r a f t a l l o w s a c c e s s t o a n c h o r a g e s s u c h a s M i l l e r B a y , off l i m i t s t o most sailboats. She i s e x t r e m e l y c o m f o r t a b l e f o r d a y sailing a n d w e e k e n d c r u i s i n g . W i t h t h e l a r g e c o c k p i t a n d c o m f o r t a b l e m a i n c a b i n she i s t h e classic c a s e o f a b o a t t h a t d r i n k s e i g h t , f e e d s six, sleeps f o u r , a n d i s v e r y c o z y f o r t w o . S h e has b e e n k n o w n t o feed e i g h t a n d s l e e p f i v e , b u t w e w e r e all pretty good friends. W i t h h e r b r i g h t r e d h u l l a n d g r e e n d e c k s , T O M T O M has e a r n e d a r e p u t a t i o n i n the L a k e U n i o n D u c k D o d g e . T u e s d a y n i g h t a b o a r d T O M T O M i s the m e e t i n g o f the " H a m Slice Philosophical, G a s t r o nomical, Oenological, a n d Sailing Society". A l t h o u g h we nearly always p l a c e last, s m o k e f r o m t h e C h a r l i e N o b l e a d v e r t i s e s t h a t w e t a k e e a t i n g m o r e seriously than racing. After the race, we retire to the main c a b i n , accented by a kerosene l a n t e r n , a w i n e glass r a c k , a n d a b r a s s p l a q u e s t a t i n g , " I f G o d h a d w a n t e d u s t o h a v e f i b e r g l a s s b o a t s , she w o u l d h a v e m a d e f i b e r g l a s s t r e e s . " W a r m e d by the N e p t u n e #1 on a c o o l e v e n i n g , no place is cozier f o r g o o d f r i e n d s t o g a t h e r a n d s o l v e t h e p r o b l e m s o f the w o r l d .

Editor's Note: butions for letter telling mance,

the

We are anxious to receive additional c o n t r i Owner's

us about

history,

if

they

are

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Center for

WA

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Shavings Volume 5 Number 1 (January-February 1983)  

The Center for Wooden Boats membership newsletter

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