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S T A T U S O F T H E DIVERSE PROJECTS UNDERWAY A g r a v e y a r d of rotten boats? T h i s might be o n e ' s first i m p r e s s i o n o f T h e C e n t e r . S o m e p e o p l e l i k e it. W e c a l l o u r s e l v e s a " w o r k i n g m u s e u m " o n the b u s y s h o r e s o f a w o r k i n g p o r t . We never said we w o u l d build a marble shrine of m a r i t i m e art o b j e c t s . O u t i n o u r front y a r d a n d tied t o o u r floats a n d o n the d e c k s y o u see a lot o f i n - p r o g r e s s p r o j e c t s o r j o b s a w a i t i n g t h e g r e e n light. E v e r y d a y finds from one to a dozen or so volunteers working on s o m e p a r t o f o u r facilities - s h i n g l i n g t h e n e w o a r h o u s e , v a r n i s h i n g a boat, pulling weeds, t i n k e r i n g w i t h a n e n g i n e , o r s c r a m b l i n g a m o n g the g a r g a n t u a n p o s t s a n d b e a m s o f the p a v i l i o n .

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T h e r e n t a l fleet h a s first p r i o r i t y . T h e y a r e o u r most u s e d a n d useful e d u c a t i o n a l a n d p u b l i c relations tools. After all, we p r o m o t e ourselves as a m u s e u m that e n c o u r a g e s g u e s t s t o play w i t h t h e exhibits. A l l other projects take their t u r n , as they fit i n t o t h e y e a r s ' o b j e c t i v e s , w h i c h t r a n s l a t e s i n t o b u d g e t . I m p r o v e m e n t s i n o u r site a r e p a r t o f t h i s years' objectives. T h e pavilion grows in spurts, depending on the c l a s s r o o m schedules of the Seattle C o m m u n i t y College students w h o are b u i l d i n g it. T h i s s p r i n g t h e w e l d i n g s c h o o l f i n i s h e d all t h e b r a c k e t s a n d p l a t e s . T h e c a r p e n t r y s c h o o l has been assembling a n d placing the posts a n d trusses. T h e timbers have been precision cut at t h e s c h o o l . T h e y a r e c o n n e c t e d t e n o r m o r e feet above g r o u n d . If the posts are not perfectly

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v e r t i c a l , i t m a y t a k e a n h o u r t o set a t r u s s i n p l a c e , w i t h s t u d e n t s p e r c h e d o n the s c a f f o l d i n g , carefully s h i m m i n g m o r e t h a n a t o n m i c r o m i l l i m e t e r s o n e w a y o r a n o t h e r , u n t i l bolt h o l e s a n d n o t c h e s line u p . T h i s i s n o t t h e feather-light s u m m e r shelter we originally envisioned, held together with delicate w o o d to w o o d joints. S e a t t l e ' s B u i l d i n g D e p a r t m e n t gave u s the p a r a m e t e r s that c r e a t e d this b o l t - b r i s t i n g h e a v y w e i g h t structure. " B u i l d it to withstand 90 knot winds," they said. T h e day we have 90 knot winds, o u r p a v i l i o n w i l l b e t h e o n l y s t r u c t u r e left s t a n d i n g o n o u r l a k e , a s s u m i n g the l a k e isn't b l o w n a w a y . T h e s e a t i n g b e n c h e s a r e a pile o f c l e a r v e r t i c a l grain lumber in S . C . C . ' s boatbuilding s c h o o l w a i t i n g for t h e s c h o o l t o f i n i s h s o m e o f t h e i r


p r o j e c t s . S o the p a v i l i o n i s still u n d e r w a y , e v e n w h e n y o u d o n ' t s e e v i s i b l e p r o g r e s s o n the site. W e s h o u l d b e e n j o y i n g t h e r e s u l t b y this fall. The urban improvement club, " C i v i t a n " E m e r a l d C i t y chapter, has a d o p t e d o u r lands c a p i n g as their project. M o n e y , labor a n d m a t e r i a l s a r e b e i n g r a i s e d for o u r p a r k . C i v i t a n has t h e l a w n r e a d y t o p u t i n , a s s o o n a s t h e pavilion is c o m p l e t e d . T h e y are scouting a r o u n d for e n o u g h u n i f o r m - s i z e t r e e s t o p l a n t i n t h e d i t c h of topsoil w h i c h we have already inlayed a c r o s s o u r u p l a n d o f s t e r i l e fill a n d a s p h a l t t o p p i n g . T h i s g r e e n fence w i l l m a k e t h e i n t e r s e c t i o n o f o u r p a r k i n g lot a t r a n q u i l p l a c e . T h e t r e e s a n d p l a n t s on the steep b a n k w h i c h forms o u r s h o r e edge s h o u l d be in before winter. T h e r o l l i n g hills a n d d e e p p o o l s o f r a i n w a t e r o f o u r p a r k i n g lot w i l l b e t a i l o r e d t o a s m o o t h , w e l l d r a i n e d surface as a d o n a t i o n of our neighbors, H . C . H e n r y Pier. T h e paving a n d drainage permit was recently received. We can soon look back on o u r fatigued car springs a n d shot s h o c k abs o r b e r s a s a n a m u s i n g i n c i d e n t i n the e a r l y y e a r s o f C W B development. W h a t i s that c u t e little g u a r d h o u s e s t r u c t u r e o n the float? O u r O a r H o u s e , t h e h u b o f o u r rental operation. N o m o r e tip-toeing t h r o u g h a n i n t e n s e w o r k s h o p t o get s o m e o a r s a n d life jackets. Since November when J i m B u c k l i n v o l u n t e e r e d a w e e k e n d a n d f r a m e d it, p r o g r e s s has been as slow as m a k i n g an appointment to have your w i s d o m teeth pulled. B u t , as I write, t h e b u i l d i n g i s all s h i n g l e d a n d o p e n e d for business, lacking only corner trim a n d copper roof c a p a n d w i n d vane, both p r o m i s e d . T h e w i n d v a n e ? A n o a r , o f c o u r s e . T h i s tiny (49 s q u a r e foot) s t r u c t u r e i s i m p o r t a n t for m o r e t h a n t h e o b v i o u s reason, museum operation. O u r State Departm e n t o f R e v e n u e s a y s that b u i l d i n g s o w n e d b y I R S n o n - p r o f i t o r g a n i z a t i o n s a n d u s e d for e d u c a tion or m u s e u m p u r p o s e s are tax e x e m p t . In the c a s e of o u r b o a t s h o p , they insisted it w a s not e x e m p t b e c a u s e w e u s e d p a r t o f t h e b u i l d i n g for the b o a t r e n t a l o p e r a t i o n , w h i c h t h e y j u d g e d t o be neither a m u s e u m nor educational operation. H a v i n g o u r O a r H o u s e , w e are finally a b l e t o c l a i m the B o a t s h o p a s a tax e x e m p t e d u c a t i o n a l building.

T h e C o n c o r d i a S l o o p B o a t "Reliance" ( o u r s e c o n d - t h e o t h e r is t h e "Kin") w a s r e c e i v e d t h i s M a y from D r . and M r s . D a v i d Kelley. She also was put aside o n o u r n o r t h d e c k d u e t o the boat s h o w r u s h a n d t h e 15' l a p s t a k e w o r k s h o p w h i c h f o l l o w e d the s h o w . T h i s s u m m e r w i l l s e e h e r get a complete refinishing. O u r 1935 1 2 1 / 2 ' R e i n e l l r e c e i v e d s o m e n e w f r a m e s a n d p l a n k s this M a y a n d s o m e r e f i n i s h i n g . It is close to restored c o n d i t i o n a n d s h o u l d be b a c k i n t h e w o r k i n g fleet b y late s u m m e r . T o d a y w e a r e n o t a s h o w c a s e o f glitz a n d glitter b o a t s . I n fact, w e n e v e r w i l l b e , a s l o n g a s o u r passion is passing on history through direct e x p e r i e n c e . T h e g r e e n light for p r o j e c t s yet t o complete is w i r e d into the energy a n d skills of volunteers available, priorities of T h e C e n t e r a n d the v e r y h a n d y p r o b l e m s o l v e r , m o n e y . — Dick Wagner •

15' V A L S O W O R K S H O P COMPLETED B u i l d i n g a b o a t in a b o a t m u s e u m isn't n e w . M y s t i c Seaport was doing it before we started. The Boston M u s e u m of Transportation used to have a boatbuilding p r o g r a m before C W B h a d a shop. W h a t makes our program unique is when the w o r k s h o p s are in progress, they take up the whole m u s e u m . W h e n visitors c a m e through the d o o r f r o m J u l y 15-27, t h e y s t e p p e d i n t o a boatbuilding shop. Often visitors became students, peering over shoulders while the class h u n g a plank, or listening to the instructor, E r i c H v a l s o e , as he g a v e a c h a l k talk o n t h e n e x t s t e p . Teaching boatbuilding in two weeks a n d ending the session with a c o m p l e t e d boat is an except i o n a l e x p e r i e n c e for b o t h s t u d e n t s a n d t e a c h e r . S t u d e n t s went t h r o u g h a cycle of eagerness, confusion, panic and, gradually, confidence. T h e t e a c h e r ' s m o o d s e v o l v e d f r o m " I ' l l d o this highly-complex operation a n d you w a t c h " to patient e x p l a n a t i o n s followed by s t a n d i n g at student e l b o w s while they put it into p r a c t i c e , e n d i n g w i t h , "let these guys h a v e the big picture

P.S. We c o u l d have avoided the taxes f r o m day one, says o u r state, if we c h a r g e d a d m i s s i o n at the d o o r , b u t let p e o p l e u s e t h e b o a t s free. H o w that m a k e s us m o r e " e d u c a t i o n a l " beats me. M o r e p r o j e c t s t o d o : A n e w m o o r i n g float i s n o w i n p l a c e . Its c e d a r logs f o r m e r l y s e r v e d a houseboat moorage. We received it as a d o n a t i o n a n d a r e p r e s e n t l y a d d i n g c l e a t s for the s t e a m b o a t r e n d e z v o u s A u g u s t 1 0 a n d 11. N o w t h a t w e h a v e this a d d e d m o o r a g e , w e a r e p l a n n i n g a d d i t i o n a l special-focus boat gatherings s u c h as d o r i e s , canoes and catboats. S e v e r a l fleet p r o j e c t s that h a v e b e g u n a r e restorations of the L y m a n runabout, W h i t e b e a r Skiff, B l a n c h a r d J r . K n o c k a b o u t , C o n c o r d i a S l o o p B o a t a n d Reinell boat. T h e L y m a n i s a l m o s t c o m p l e t e d , b u t the last few h a r d w a r e d e t a i l s w e r e d e f e r r e d till the s m o k e cleared f r o m the boat s h o w . T h e W h i t e b e a r Skiff a n d B l a n c h a r d J r . have both been funded through donations and are w a i t i n g for t h e b u i l d e r a n d r e f i n i s h e r t o f i n d a n o p e n t i m e . B y late A u g u s t b o t h s h o u l d b e i n d i s p l a y c o n d i t i o n . D o n a t i o n s for r e s t o r a t i o n o f the W h i t e b e a r w e r e received in m e m o r y of D i c k B a r t o , a n ardent b o a t m a n w h o c h e r i s h e d this w o r k i n g L a k e U n i o n . T h e B l a n c h a r d J r . will b e restored from a Tootle F o u n d a t i o n grant.

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a n d t h e y w i l l figure h o w t o d o i t " . A beautiful boat resulted a n d a r e m a r k a b l e g r o w t h o c c u r r e d i n the c l a s s . T h e s t u d e n t s n o w t r u s t t h e m s e l v e s a n d the t e a c h e r p a s s e d , w i t h honors, a w o r k s h o p on how to teach. T h e vessel's n a m e w a s suggested by P a u l B e l c h a n d all agreed it couldn't be better "Confidence". T h e students: Paul Belch, Todd Blakely, Dennis Broderson, Earl Fenstermacher, Dwight Mickels, Kelly Mulford, J o h n Rundberg, and J i m Scales. — Dick Wagner •


CALENDAR OF EVENTS August 30 - September 1 CLASSIC B O A T FESTIVAL Victoria, B.C. Eighth annual gathering of Washington and B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a ' s most beautiful vessels - o l d p o w e r b o a t s a n d classic sailing craft. $16 (U.S.) r e g i s t r a t i o n fee i n c l u d e s m o o r a g e , r e g i s t r a t i o n k i t , a n d b r e a k f a s t S u n d a y m o r n i n g . T o b e eligible, boats must be about 30 years o l d a n d of " g o o d design, construction and maintenance" or, if n e w e r , built t o p r e - 1 9 5 5 d e s i g n s . D e t a i l s a n d registration forms from the C l a s s i c B o a t Festival, 3035 N a n a i m o Street, Victoria, B . C . V 8 T 4 W 2 . P h o n e 604/385-7766. August 31 & September 1 HARBOR DAYS Percival Landing, Olympia I n c l u d e d this y e a r w i l l be a 6-mile r o w i n g r a c e (2-mile for c h i l d r e n ) o n t h e 3 1 s t a n d a t u g b o a t r a c e o n the 1st. C a l l M i k e W e l t e r (206/ 7 8 6 - 5 5 9 5 , d a y s ) for d e t a i l s o n r o w i n g r a c e . September 6 - 8 W O O D E N B O A T FESTIVAL Port Townsend A n n u a l gathering of boats, including classes, films, w o r k s h o p s , c o m m e r c i a l e x h i b i t o r s a n d r e g a t t a s for r o w i n g a n d s a i l i n g craft. E n t r y fees. Details from The W o o d e n Boat Foundation: 206/385-3628. September 7 & 8 N.W. S C H O O L O F W O O D E N B O A T BUILDING O P E N - H O U S E Port Townsend The Northwest School of W o o d e n Boatbuildi n g o p e n s its d o o r s d u r i n g t h e n e a r b y W o o d e n B o a t F e s t i v a l . A d d r e s s i s 251 O h i o S t r . , P o r t T o w n s e n d . D e t a i l s : 206/385-4948. September 20 C W B M O N T H L Y MEETING 8 p.m., Waterway 4, C W B Boatshop C h r i s C u n n i n g h a m w i l l give a s l i d e talk o n his 1000-mile r o w i n g c r u i s e f r o m S e a t t l e t o P r i n c e R u p e r t , B . C . , i n a C h a m b e r l a i n d o r y skiff (the s a m e b o a t the O c t o b e r l a p s t r a k e w o r k s h o p w i l l build). O u r n e w B o a r d o f T r u s t e e s a n d officers w i l l b e announced. September 21 BAINBRIDGE M A R A T H O N Fay Bainbridge State Park R o w e r s w i t h t r u e grit c o m p e t e i n this 2 2 - m i l e c i r c u m n a v i g a t i o n starting at 10 a.m. O p t i o n a l h a l f - w a y - ' r o u n d c o u r s e for n o r m a l f o l k s . D e t a i l s f r o m S o u n d R o w e r s : 206/842-6413. September 21 & 22 CLASSIC Y A C H T RENDEZVOUS New Poulsbo Yacht Club A g e t - t o g e t h e r of b r i s t o l - c o n d i t i o n p o w e r b o a t s , belonging to the C l a s s i c Y a c h t A s s o c i a t i o n . D e t a i l s : 206/842-4336. October 2 CWB MEETING 8 p.m., C W B Boatshop, Waterway 4 S i m o n W a t t s has taken s o m e recent trips to P o r t u g a l a n d will give a slide talk a b o u t their w o r k i n g watercraft. October 3 & 4 LOFTING WORKSHOP C W B Boatshop, Waterway 4 S e e C W B W o r k s h o p S c h e d u l e for d e t a i l s .

October 5 & 7 - 12 BOATBUILDING WORKSHOP C W B Boatshop, Waterway 4 S e e C W B W o r k s h o p S c h e d u l e for d e t a i l s . October 5 OYSTERFEST Shelton Waterfront T h i s y e a r ' s w a t e r f r o n t festival w i l l i n c l u d e a r o w i n g regatta - o n e event b e i n g a relay race i n v o l v i n g f o u r - p l u s - c o x w a i n gigs. October 9 - 1 3 NATIONAL PRESERVATION CONFERENCE Seattle T h e N a t i o n a l T r u s t for H i s t o r i c P r e s e r v a t i o n , largest p r i v a t e n o n - p r o f i t m e m b e r s h i p o r g a n i z a t i o n i n t h e p r e s e r v a t i o n m o v e m e n t , h o l d s its 3 9 t h n a t i o n a l c o n f e r e n c e i n S e a t t l e . M o r e t h a n 2,000 p r o f e s s i o n a l a n d a c t i v i s t s will a t t e n d , i n c l u d i n g , of course, maritime conservationists. O n October 12, t h e N a t i o n a l T r u s t will b e given an overview of Seattle's maritime history d u r i n g a t o u r that i n c l u d e s a visit t o C W B a t 4 p.m. October 11 CWB M O N T H L Y MEETING 8 p.m., C W B Boatshop, Waterway 4 S l i d e t a l k o n t h e r e s t o r a t i o n o f t h e 1898 S e a t t l e built s t e a m s t e r n w h e e l e r Nenana. R o n S t e w a r d of C o l u m b i a - S e n t i n e l E n g i n e e r s will s h o w us h o w his f i r m p r e s e r v e d this G o l d R u s h v e s s e l i n Fairbanks, Alaska.

CWB FALL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Notes to all workshop participants: A l l w o r k s h o p s a n d s e m i n a r s will b e h e l d a t t h e C W B B o a t s h o p o n W a t e r w a y 4 a t the s o u t h e n d o f L a k e U n i o n . Sessions are limited in enrollment. To r e s e r v e y o u r p l a c e , p l e a s e s e n d p a y m e n t i n full, e x c e p t for the b o a t b u i l d i n g w o r k s h o p for w h i c h a $100 deposit is required. Q u e s t i o n s ? C a l l 382-BOAT. October 3 & 4 LOFTING WORKSHOP 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. S i m o n W a t t s s h o w s h o w t o loft t h e 1 3 ' 4 " C h a m b e r l a i n D o r y - S k i f f that w i l l b e b u i l t d u r i n g a w o r k s h o p t h e f o l l o w i n g w e e k (see n e x t i t e m ) . C o s t : $ 4 0 for C W B m e m b e r s , $ 5 0 for t h e u n f o r tunate n o n - m e m b e r s . L i m i t e d to 12 students. October 5 and 7 - 1 2 BOATBUILDING WORKSHOP 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p . m . daily S i m o n W a t t s a n d s e v e n s t u d e n t s w i l l b u i l d the 13'4" C h a m b e r l a i n D o r y - S k i f f o n S a t u r d a y the 5 t h a n d M o n d a y - F r i d a y o f the f o l l o w i n g w e e k , w i t h the l a u n c h i n g s c h e d u l e d a s t h e o p e n i n g e v e n t o f o u r fall r e g a t t a o n S u n d a y , O c t o b e r 1 3 (see C a l e n d a r o f E v e n t s ) . C o s t : $ 2 7 5 for C W B m e m b e r s a n d $300 for o t h e r s . F u l l s e r i e s (prec e d i n g lofting w o r k s h o p a n d b o a t b u i l d i n g w o r k s h o p ) a v a i l a b l e for $ 3 0 0 if y o u ' r e a m e m b e r or $335 if y o u h a v e not yet j o i n e d . October 19 & 26 BASIC W O O D W O R K I N G 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day M a r c u s L e s t e r will instruct 10 students in use a n d maintenance of hand a n d power tools, w o o d c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s a n d w o o d joinery. S t u d e n t s will b u i l d t h e i r o w n t o o l b o x e s . C o s t : $35 for m e m b e r s , $ 4 5 for n o n - m e m b e r s .

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October 13 CWB FALL REGATTA AND BOAT LAUNCHING Waterway 4, Lake Union O u r traditional boating wind-up party, including food, r o w i n g a n d sailing races a n d prolonged boat talk. Begins at n o o n with the l a u n c h i n g of the C h a m b e r l a i n dory-skiff built by the students of the S i m o n W a t t s l a p s t r a k e c o n s t r u c t i o n w o r k s h o p (see C W B S e m i n a r S c h e d u l e ) . P o t l u c k l u n c h i s s c h e d u l e d for 2 p . m . w i t h t h e first o r d e r o f business being the A n n u a l C W B C h i l i C o o k o f f - spice up y o u r pots!

October 19 TRANSFERRING T E M P L A T E S FROM T H E LOFT FLOOR Port Townsend W o r k s h o p o f f e r e d b y the N o r t h w e s t S c h o o l o f W o o d e n B o a t b u i l d i n g . C o s t , $ 2 5 . D e t a i l s : 206/ 385-4948. October 26 & 27 CLASSIC Y A C H T RENDEZVOUS Blake Island Docks Annual Halloween Rendezvous and Potluck of the P a c i f i c N o r t h w e s t F l e e t o f t h e C l a s s i c Y a c h t A s s o c i a t i o n . D e t a i l s : 206/282-4934. November 16 TOOLS WORKSHOP Port Townsend Northwest School of Wooden C o s t , $ 2 5 . D e t a i l s : 206/385-4948.

Boatbuilding.

November 2 CAULKING 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. T h e how-to of k e e p i n g a carvel-planked boat tight. S t u d e n t s c a n try the t o o l s o n o u r c a u l k i n g b o a r d . A small boat m a y be reefed a n d c a u l k e d . T i m R e g a n w i l l b e the i n s t r u c t o r . C o s t : $15 for m e m b e r s , $ 2 0 for n o n - m e m b e r s . L i m i t e d t o 2 0 students. November 9 T O O L SHARPENING 10:00 a.m. 3 p . m . An e n c y c l o p e d i a of techniques (stones, wheels, o i l , w a t e r , buffers) t o g a i n a n d k e e p a s h a r p e d g e on knives, drills, saws, etc. T h e experienced i n s t r u c t o r will b e G e r r y W h e a t o n , former s h a r p e n e r for a l a r g e c a b i n e t s h o p . $ 1 5 for m e m b e r s , $ 2 0 for n o n - m e m b e r s . L i m i t e d t o 2 0 students. November 16 HULL FORM DESIGN 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. A n i n t r o d u c t i o n t o the p r o c e s s o f d e s i g n i n g the h u l l f o r m for s m a l l b o a t s , i n c l u d i n g p e r t i n e n t parameters, application of parameters, laying d o w n a set of lines a n d d e v e l o p m e n t of a set of lines. T h e i n s t r u c t o r will b e R o s s H a t t e , a n engineer with 25 years of experience in hydrod y n a m i c d e s i g n . C o s t : $ 1 5 for m e m b e r s , $ 2 0 for for n o n - m e m b e r s . L i m i t e d t o 2 0 s t u d e n t s . November 23 SAILING I N T R A D I T I O N A L B O A T S 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. D i c k W a g n e r , D i r e c t o r o f the C e n t e r , will e x p l a i n h o w t o get the b e s t p e r f o r m a n c e w i t h c l a s s i c h u l l s a n d rigs a n d w i l l t h e n c h e c k o u t s t u d e n t s i n b o a t s f r o m the C e n t e r ' s fleet o f t r a d i t i o n a l craft. C o s t : $15 for m e m b e r s , $ 2 0 for for n o n - m e m b e r s . L i m i t e d t o 2 0 s t u d e n t s .


W O O D E N B O A T S H O W '85 The annual L a k e Union W o o d e n Boat Show h a p p e n e d a g a i n . N i n e c o n s e c u t i v e y e a r s o f free festivals b y t h e l a k e . O u r b i g g e s t p u b l i c s p e c t a c l e o f the y e a r . I t c a m e a n d c l i m a x e d i n t h r e e w h i r l w i n d d a y s . B e f o r e w e get o n w i t h r e a l life, let's i n d u l g e i n a m o s t s a t i s f i e d s m i r k for this m o s t successful show. It all b e g a n w i t h a c a l m d i n n e r m e e t i n g last w i n t e r r e v i e w i n g c r i t i q u e s o f last y e a r ' s s h o w a n d m a k i n g j o b lists. G r a d u a l l y , the p a c e p i c k e d u p . There were permit applications, press releases, r e g i s t r a t i o n f o r m s t o m a i l a n d lists o f p r i o r i t i e s . M e e t i n g s b e c a m e m o r e i n t e n s e , lists g r e w l o n g e r , a budget was drafted a n d sub-committees crea t e d . M o r e m e e t i n g s a s t h e 100-day c o u n t d o w n began. Decisions were made about food booths, electrical supply s o u n d s y s t e m , races, water t a x i s , e n t e r t a i n m e n t a n d this y e a r ' s tee s h i r t color. W i t h 3 0 d a y s t o g o , the s t r e s s l e v e l o f t h e b o a t show committee h o v e r e d between the " n o p r o b l e m " attitude of our chair, Faye K e n d a l l ; to "we need more meetings" of C W B Assistant D i r e c t o r , C a r e n C r a n d e l l ; all t h e w a y t o m y o w n " t h i s is r e d alert!" T h e site layout was being juggled every d a y as letters of registration a r r i v e d and cancellations were made. Early breakfast meetings at Julia's of Wallingford were staccato s h o u t s of: w h o ' s d o i n g it, w h e n , a n d h o w m u c h d o e s it c o s t ? O u r vast n e t w o r k of v o l u n t e e r s was b e i n g o r g a n i z e d a s i f w e w e r e p r e p a r i n g for the invasion of Normandy. Permutations and combinations of n a m e s were s t u d i e d to find the most effective C W B info b o o t h a n d s t o r e s q u a d s . T h o s e k n o w n for e x c e p t i o n a l s a n g f r o i d w e r e t a p p e d for t h e h i g h r i s k a s s i g n m e n t s o f d o c k


master, race master a n d toy boatbuilding supervisors. O n set-up day, w e w o n d e r e d i f C W B w o u l d present a L a u r e l a n d H a r d y event w h e r e everyt h i n g g o e s w r o n g . T h i s y e a r w e h a d a n offB r o a d w a y walk through of booth construction b e f o r e s e t - u p d a y s o all w o u l d g o flawlessly. O f c o u r s e , i t d i d g o flawlessly i f y o u d o n ' t c o u n t the first a s s e m b l y o f b o o t h c o u n t e r s , w h i c h l o o k e d like a m o d e l of the A l p s . We fixed it before s h o w time. O p e n i n g h o u r arrived a n d there, in c h e e k to jowl assembly, were the booths, displays, w o r k i n g d e m o n s t r a t i o n s a n d b o a t s , a l m o s t just w h e r e t h e p l a n s h o w e d t h e y s h o u l d be. C o n s i d e r i n g that o u r boat s h o w c o m m i t t e e was not excessively c o m p u l s i v e , it w a s a s a t i s f y i n g t u r n o u t . T h e b o a t s , a b o u t 150 o f the, w e r e a f l o a t i n g e n c y c l o p e d i a o f g o o d m a r i t i m e craft. T h e t y p e s ? D a i n t y Whitehalls, work-calloused tugs, picturesque s c h o o n e r s a n d the dazzling v a r n i s h of 27 c o u n t 'em - 27 classic r u n a b o u t s . I w o u l d n ' t d a r e n a m e m y favorite, but e x t e n s i v e d r o o l m a r k s w e r e o b s e r v e d o n the Whitehall "Dottie", built b y B o b Argue from plans of Mystic Seaport; Phil S h i v e l y ' s t u g , "Reliance"; t h e s l e e k , l o v i n g l y r e s t o r e d T e d G e a r y - d e s i g n e d s c h o o n e r , "Red Jacket"; t h e P i s c a t a q u a R i v e r w h e r r y o f C h a s . a n d D e b b y D o w d , built b y D a v i d J a c k s o n ; t h e J o h n G a r d n e r / L . F . H e r r e s h o f f 17' r o w b o a t b u i l t b y G o l d e n E r a M a r i n e ; t h e k e t c h , "Ellida" built b y D o u g K r a m p e t z from a Philip R h o d e s design; the romantic, raked mast Pete Culler-designed s c h o o n e r , "Lizard King"; "Merna", a L a k e U n i o n d r e a m b o a t ; "Diana", a m i n i a t u r e f r i e n d s h i p s l o o p type designed b y W i l l i a m G a r d e n ; a n d V a n H o p e ' s G a r d e n - d e s i g n e d 2 7 ' c u t t e r , "Pacific

Trader". W i t h o u t active d e m o n s t r a t i o n s , we w o u l d just have another pagent of beautiful w o o d e n boats. H o w g a u c h e ! S o let u s gloat o v e r the a d d e d h o r i z o n s o f t h e s c h o o n e r fleet p l u s o n e ( a 1 9 t h century Baltic ketch), criss-crossing L a k e U n i o n ' s C a p e G a s Plant several times a day, providing visitors with some genuine hauleypulley experience. F o l k music drifted across the fantail d e c k o f t h e c l a s s i c c r u i s e r , "Arro", at o n e e n d o f the s h o w , w h i l e t h e a n t i q u e o n e l u n g e n g i n e s a d d e d a q u i c k s t e p a t the e n t r a n c e . Halfway between, a Dixieland b a n d serenaded us exuberantly. W i n d Whitehill a n d D e n n i s W e l c h w o n the L a k e U n i o n Challenge C u p with a bateau, "Salmon B a y Slipper" built i n 44 m i n u t e s . J o e Frechette & M a r k C h a p m a n took honorable 2nd w i t h a c l a s s y 2 0 ' r o u n d b o t t o m c a t a m a r a n "Which Way." J i m S a n d p a t i e n t l y built a 16' p l y w o o d rowing-sailing boat he d e s i g n e d to s h o w that y o u don't have to be a hyperactive professional b o a t b u i l d e r to c o n s t r u c t a g o o d b o a t in a s h o r t t i m e . J i m h a s d o n a t e d the p l a n s a n d the b o a t t o the C e n t e r . M o r e vignettes: C a u l k i n g mallet ringing o n s e a m i r o n ; B r i o n " M r . K n o t " T o s s a n d his hilarious rope work demonstrations. B l a c k s m i t h s delighting the c r o w d s not o n l y b y s m a s h i n g r e d hot steel, but by a r r a n g i n g hot c o a l s with their bare hands. Dramatic monologs by " C a p t . Matt Peasley" a b o a r d t h e 1897 s c h o o n e r WAWONA, m a k i n g h e r l u m b e r c a r r y i n g d a y s c o m e live. W i l d m a r i t i m e fantasies w e r e p r o d u c e d b y the k i d s a t the t o y b o a t b u i l d i n g w o r k b e n c h . The rapt a u d i e n c e at Steve Phillipps' " C e d a r C u l t u r e " talks - showed empathy with body l a n g u a g e - a s S t e v e d e s c r i b e d the M a k a h w h a l i n g technique, or the log jumping, tip over dugout


c a n o e r a c e s . S t e v e ' s last t a l k w a s b e a u t i f u l l y d o c u m e n t e d w i t h a v i d e o tape p r o v i d e d by R a y Colby. It w a s s o m e fine s h o w . A t e a m effort m a d e it s e e m so easy. T h e t h o u s a n d s of h a p p y visitors must b e proof. O u r grateful t h a n k s t o o u r cooperative hosts the L a k e U n i o n N a v a l Reserve C e n t e r , t o N o r t h w e s t N u r s e r i e s for l e n d i n g e v e r g r e e n t r e e s , t o G e o r g e B a y l e s s for p i c k i n g u p and returning them, to Evergreen Wholesale F l o r i s t s for l e n d i n g i n d o o r p l a n t s , t o N o r t h w e s t M a r i n e T r a d e I n d u s t r i e s for p r o v i d i n g t h e s m a l l floats, t o F r a n k D i d i e r for t o w i n g t h e m a n d t o C o u r t e n a y S m i t h for c o o r d i n a t i n g all t h e c a r p e n try. Boat show planning was done by Faye Kendall, C a r e n C r a n d e l l a n d D i c k Wagner. T h e real stars o f t h e s h o w w e r e the v o l u n t e e r s . W e offer a w e s o m e p r a i s e for the efforts of: H o r a c e Ingram - w h o ran the b o a t s h o p rental o p e r a t i o n for the w e e k b e f o r e s h o w t i m e w h i l e Director and Assistant Director were busy with s h o w planning details T o m P a r k e r - A d v i s o r o n all planning a n d o u r i n s t a n t g r a p h i c s a r t i s t d u r i n g the s h o w Neil Allen - Electrical w o r k Darlene Allen - F o o d vendor coordination Dennis Broderson - Auction Director J o h n H a r r i s - W h o painted our billboards a n d canvas banners David Dunning - Auctioneer Kelly M u l f o r d - D o c k m a s t e r a n d creator of the L a k e U n i o n Challenge C u p , a s c r i m s h a w whale's tooth Bill V a n V l a c k - D e s i g n e d a n d set-up the s o u n d system a n d c o o r d i n a t e d the b l a c k s m i t h d e m o n stration M a r c u s Lester - Race Director A l e x H a m i l t o n - A n n o u n c e r , the " V o i c e of the F e s t i v a l " Mike Phimister - Folk Music Coordinator Rip Knot and Caroline Schimke - Organizers a n d o p e r a t o r s o f t h e C W B C i n c h - U p belt b o o t h . J o n Singleton a n d Brian Bonicamp - C W B Store Supervisors. T o t h o s e v o l u n t e e r s w h o d i d all t h e rest f r o m building booths, providing demonstrations, trash p i c k - u p , s i g n s a n d films; h y p i n g the d r a w i n g b o a t ; operating C W B i n f o a n d store booths, water taxis, toyboat w o r k s h o p ; take-down a n d sweepup - their c h a r m , imagination a n d reliability were c a t a l y s t s that m a d e a large g a t h e r i n g o f w o o d boats become a memorable occasion. T h a n k you very m u c h to: B o b H a y n e s , B o b F i s h e r , D o u g L o v i s k a , Ray Miller, Colleen Wagner, David Wagner, M a r k Cunningham, J o h n Brangwin, J M Brangwin, Paul Ford, Archie C o n n , Harry Holden, W i n d Whitehill, D o n J o h n s o n , J i m Frisken, G o r d o n Nielson, Celeste Auchambault, Henry G o r d o n , Mike Wagner, J o h n Gruenwald, Earl Fenstermacher, Stu Currier, K e n Bus, E d d Martin, Marty L o k e n , Norman Foster, Paul L u k s c h , Steve Dager, Marty Gauthier, Christian Dahl, D o n n a D a s h n a u , Pat Lane, T o d d Blakely, J e r r y C u l b e r s o n , Dave Lefebvre, S k i p B a r r o n , Robert D o k k a , G o r d o n Sims, Paul B e l c h , Steve Nogal, B a r b a r a Rose, Maride, H e n r y & Jennifer Gordon, John Rundberg, Andy Wichert, Jur B e k k e r & wife, C a r l B r o w n s t e i n , A l a n R a y , Andrea Luttinen, Helen Lang, Dick Hudson, Foster Lewis, Earl & T i n a D o a n , D i c k Faust, Bill Paine, S t e v e O l s e n , L y l e Seuffert, Bill B r a n t & c r e w of the Suva. F o r a n y o n e else w h o s e n a m e w e f o r g o t , t h a n k y o u for y o u r g e n e r o u s a n d t i m e l y h e l p a n d forgive o u r sieve-like m e m o r y .

T R Y I N G F O R TRADITION Story a n d illustration

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T. S. Eliot k n e w what he was talking about w h e n he wrote, " B e t w e e n the idea a n d the reality, falls t h e S h a d o w . " A d e v i l t h e r e is t h a t s t o p s h u m a n beings s o m e small distance short of perfection. A historian can cite examples from the H o l y R o m a n E m p i r e t o t h e F r e n c h R e v o l u t i o n and the Reign of T e r r o r . A s k a n y o n e w h o ' s redecorated a house. Or tried to m a k e a c u p of cappuccino. B e i n g a w o o d e n b o a t p e r s o n , I see this m a n i f e s t a t i o n o f the h u m a n c o n d i t i o n i n t h e s e a r c h for t h e p e r f e c t t r a d i t i o n a l b o a t . I h a s t e n to p o i n t o u t that h a v i n g a w o o d e n b o a t is not n e c e s s a r i l y t h e m a r k of a t r a d i t i o n - m a v e n . S t o k e O a r , for e x a m p l e , c a n tie a p a i n t e r f u l o f g r a n n y k n o t s w i t h o u t the t r a c e o f a b l u s h . S h e is a R o w e r , n o t a m e m b e r of the T r a d i t i o n a l W o o d e n B o a t R e v i v a l . S o m e p e o p l e s t a r t following the t h o r n y way to traditional purity but d r o p by the roadside w h e n sanity sets i n . T a k e O'Rourke as an example. The tradition-worm started chewing on O ' R o u r k e w h e n he found a near-derelict cutter b e a c h e d in a V a n c o u v e r Island cove. H o w e v e r , it w a s far t o o e x p e n s i v e for a m a n w i t h a m o r t g a g e , a wife, a n d a s o n in c o l l e g e . It w a s t h e n O ' R o u r k e h a d w h a t h e t e r m e d later, " a w e e bit o ' m e a u l d Irish l u c k . " H i s h o u s e b u r n e d t o the g r o u n d f o r e s t a l l i n g f u r t h e r p a y m e n t s , his wife r a n off w i t h a 2 3 - y e a r - o l d r o c k m u s i c i a n , a n d his s o n j o i n e d the M o o n i e s . T h e cutter was his. O ' R o u r k e threw himself headlong into his project. T h e hull w a s m a d e s o u n d , a new mast s t e p p e d a n d all t h e w i r e r i g g i n g r e p l a c e d w i t h cordage. T h e auxiliary was lovingly r e m o v e d a n d converted into a very serviceable m o o r i n g anchor. Whenever anyone asked him what kind of engine he w a s p l a n n i n g to replace the o l d o n e w i t h , O ' R o u r k e w o u l d just l o o k a t t h e m for a l o n g , long time, then abruptly turn a n d walk away. E v e r y t h i n g that s h o u l d be p a i n t e d , s e r v e d over, tarred slushed, covered with coachwhipping, polished, varnished, decorated with T u r k ' s H e a d s , c a r v e d , or fastened with an antique brass snaphook, was. Finally w o r d c a m e s o u t h to S e a t t l e : " S p i r i t o f C h u c h l a i n " (for t h a t ' s w h a t O ' R o u r k e r e n a m e d her) w a s o p e n t o visitors. Bring strong drink. S h e w a s a b e a u t i f u l s i g h t , fire-new a n d s i t t i n g i n her w a v e r i n g r e f l e c t i o n a s w a v e l e t s r i p p l e d the s u r f a c e o f the little c o v e . O ' R o u r k e j a c k - i n - t h e b o x e d h i m s e l f o u t o f t h e after c o m p a n i o n w a y a t m y h a i l a n d j u m p e d o v e r the far s i d e i n t o his d i n g h y . A s e c o n d later h e h o v e i n t o v i e w , r o w i n g lustily a r o u n d the b o w s p r i t I N A P L A S T I C R O W B O A T . Not a cold-moulded wherry or even a f i b e r g l a s s m o c k - w h i t e h a l l , b u t a polypropylene b a t h t u b w i t h all the s a i l o r l y c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s of a V W microbus. W h e n w e h a d s e t t l e d i n t o t h e s m a l l galley a n d adjusted our voices with clear liquids, I w o r k e d u p e n o u g h c o u r a g e t o a s k a b o u t his s h o r e b o a t . I d i d it carefully, tactfully, like y o u a s k an o l d friend h o w h e lost his m i n d . " A h , well," he said with a shamefaced grin i n t o his B u s h m i l l s , " y e h a v e n o i d e a h o w m u c h w a r k a b o a t l i k e t h i s t a k e s . I figger I h a v e j u s t e n o u g h i n m e t o m a i n t a i n the c u t t e r . E n e r g y e n o u g h t o m a i n t a i n a w o o d e n d i n g h y t o o , I d o not h a v e . B e s i d e s , " a n d h e r e the Irish c a n n i n e s s c r e p t in, "there's n o b o d y w h o sees this boat, that d o e s n ' t t h i n k I'm just a b o u t t o r e p l a c e t h e d i n k .

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I r e c k o n I've got a b o u t five y e a r s b e f o r e I h a v e to e x p l a i n t h e t r u t h . " I t h o u g h t o f the s a d s t o r y o f B r y c e A d d i s o n a n d Einar L a r s e n , a n d toasted O ' R o u r k e ' s good sense. A d d i s o n a n d L a r s e n h a d gotten themselves l o c k e d i n fierce p e r s o n a l c o m p e t i t i o n d u r i n g t h e days I was w o r k i n g foredecks in Puget S o u n d ' s r a c i n g fleet. A d d i s o n h a d p o t s o f m o n e y a n d t h e latest g e a r i t c o u l d b u y . L a r s e n w a s the s o n o f a s o n o f a s a i l o r a n d s e a - w i s e t o his f i n g e r t i p s . A d d i s o n would buy a new H o o d genoa and L a r s e n w o u l d find a c u r r e n t that w o u l d k e e p h i m going when everybody else was b e c a l m e d . Addison would buy a course computer and a s u p e r i o r w i n d vane. L a r s e n w o u l d haul out before e v e r y r a c e , r u b b i n g his h u l l w i t h f i s h o i l a n d s o m e t h i n g his m o t h e r s e n t h i m f r o m S t a v a n g e r . B e f o r e the c r u c i a l r a c e o f a l o n g a n d b i t t e r l y f o u g h t s e a s o n , A d d i s o n h a d a brilliant i f u n s c r u p u l o u s idea. He w o u l d invite L a r s e n to dinner at his s n o o t y u p p e r c l a s s y a c h t c l u b . T h e r e , a m o n g flannels, B r o o k s B r o t h e r s y a c h t i n g blazers, a n d deferential servants, L a r s e n w o u l d be so out of p l a c e a n d u n c o m f o r t a b l e t h a t i t w o u l d s h a t t e r his self-confidence a n d c o n c e n t r a t i o n , m a k i n g h i m e a s y m e a t i n the n e x t d a y ' s r a c e . I m a g i n e Addison's horror when Larsen showed up not in s o m e l o w - r e n t i m i t a t i o n o f a y a c h t s m a n ' s outfit but in foul-weather gear glistening w i t h fish scales. G o n e w a s L a r s e n ' s flat N o r t h w e s t e r n s p e e c h . I n its p l a c e w a s a p i d g i n N o r s e a l m o s t u n i n t e l l i g i b l e o u t s i d e t h e h a l i b u t fleet. W o r s e , w h e n a n embarrassed A d d i s o n was forced to introduce h i m t o the c l u b ' s c o m m o d o r e , L a r s e n s l a p p e d that w o r t h y o n t h e b a c k a n d o f f e r e d h i m a d i p o f Copenhagen. Being declined, Larsen tucked a h u g e p i n c h i n h i s u p p e r lip a n d p r o c e e d e d t o d r i n k t h e c l u b ' s 1812 b r a n d y t h r o u g h it. A w i t n e s s c l a i m s t o h a v e s e e n h i m spit s n o o s e i n t o a p o t t e d p a l m , but I s u s p e c t that my informant was s t r e t c h i n g the facts a bit. A n y w a y , A d d i s o n n e a r l y got b l a c k b a l l e d a n d w a s s o s h a k e n the n e x t d a y that h e l a u n c h e d his s p i n n a k e r u p s i d e d o w n a n d lost to L a r s e n by a full five m i n u t e s , c o r r e c t e d . T h e n L a r s e n a n n o u n c e d he was quitting boat


r a c i n g a n d h u n t i n g up the perfect traditional boat. T h e r e followed a p r o c e s s i o n of p o k y catboats, an ill-advised sailing oyster dredger, a sharpie, a n d a L u b e c carry-away boat. Finally L a r s e n said that he h a d located a boat f r o m the Atlantic c o d f i s h i n g fleet t o r e s t o r e . H e let i t b e k n o w n t h a t h e m i g h t b e i n the c l a s s i c b o a t c o m p e t i t i o n a t V i c t o r i a next year. A d d i s o n s w u n g into h i g h gear. H e r e w a s a c o m p e t i t i o n w h e r e m o n e y w o u l d tell. F a i l i n g t o find out a n y t h i n g about L a r s e n ' s plans, A d d i s o n flew t o N e w E n g l a n d w h e r e h e b o u g h t a 90-foot s c h o o n e r . On the theory that if o n e m a n c a n dig a posthole in 30 seconds, 30 m e n c a n dig one posthole in one s e c o n d , he h i r e d nine master s h i p w r i g h t s , a s s i g n e d e a c h o n e t e n feet o f h u l l a n d gave t h e m an unlimited budget. T h e pine d e c k leaked. It was replaced by oiled teak. H u l l planks were replaced with Douglas Fir so expensive some of us thought it s h o u l d be spelled D o u g l a s F u r . I n t e r i o r t r i m w a s r e p l a c e d b y bright m a h o g a n y . T h e fish h o l d w a s t u r n e d i n t o a g r a n d s a l o o n illuminated by a 24-candle chandelier. T h e master's c a b i n l o o k e d like s o m e t h i n g designed by L o u i s X I V a n d e x e c u t e d by Herreshoff. E x p e n s i v e b r o n z e fittings b e g a n t o s p r o u t o n d e c k s a n d c a p r a i l s like m u s h r o o m s after a r a i n . F l u s h e d with confidence, A d d i s o n was relaxing on his quarterdeck in Victoria's inner harbor w h e n L a r s e n a m b l e d up, grinning. A d d i s o n gave h i m a c o m p l e t e t o u r , p o i n t i n g o u t d e t a i l after d e t a i l . W r a p p e d a r o u n d t h e finest m e a l a v a i l a b l e i n the w e s t e r n h e m i s p h e r e , L a r s e n w o u l d s a y o n l y t h a t h i s b o a t w o u l d a r r i v e j u s t b e f o r e the j u d g i n g a n d t h a t A d d i s o n s h o u l d c o m e b y i n the m o r n i n g . T h e next d a w n , A d d i s o n was glassing the harbor in search of another codfisherman when

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING FOR S A L E — Saab 8 hp diesel. New - still in crate - with tank and variable-pitch propeller. $3,000. Call 206/ 329 3095, eves. FOR S A L E - 17' Skippercraft, 50 hp Johnson. Reburbished and new canvas two years ago. C.B., V H F , D.S., compass, trailer with spare. $2,895. Phil Halinger, 206/ 655-3185 (days), 206/523-4125 (eves). FOR S A L E — 18' Grand Banks cruising dory, Glacier Bay. Plywood and mahogany. Built by Aeolus Boats in 1977. Rigged with 10' oars, sliding seats. Decks and cover. Excellent condition after 3,000 miles of roughwater cruising, including Seattle to Glacier Bay in 1979. $2,500 F.O.B. Juneau, AK. P.J. McKay (907/586-3260) or A . C . Conn (206/355-4753). W A N T E D — Donate your old boat to The Center for Wooden Boats... either for our fleet or to be sold to raise development funds. Your donation is tax-deductible! Call 382-2628 for details. Thor 3-cylinder outboard and 1937 Gray 4-62 inboard marine engine. Contact: Phantom Services, P.S. Brooke, Jr., 830 East 35th Avenue,Spokane, WA 99203. W A N T E D — Buyers, sellers, swappers to deal in old marine engines. I look for Canadian pearls. Jerry Farmer, 5733 Bluebird Lane, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345. 607/474-6127. Affordable rental accommodation for quiet, mature marine carpentry student {S.C.C.C.). New Englander with English wife and Brittany Spaniel. Rent or trade for work. Also looking for part-time work. Experienced organic gardener, landscapes carpenter, construction, etc. Ned Curran, c/o Center for Wooden Boats or leave message at 206/822-5705.

h e s a w L a r s e n s t a n d i n g h a n d s i n p o c k e t s , o n the pier next t o . . . shades o f L o r d N e l s o n g u a r d u s . . . a G r a n d B a n k s dory! W i t h a strangled cry A d d i s o n r a c e d d o w n the d o c k s t o w h e r e t h e j u d g e s w e r e i n s p e c t i n g t h e d o r y a n d its o w n e r with approval. L a r s e n was wearing canvas trousers, a m u c h - d a r n e d a n d salt-stained sweater and a Portugese stocking cap. He was explaining how he'd found an old L u n e n b u r g dory a n d m a n a g e d to salvage six frame clips because he figured a f i s h e r m a n w o u l d r e - u s e a n y t h i n g h e c o u l d . H i s codline was neatly coiled d o w n , H a l i f a x - f a s h i o n . H i s line r o l l e r c a m e f r o m o n e o f the L . A . D u n t o n ' s boats. T h e m a t c h keg under the t h w a r t h e l d a f i s h e r m a n ' s l u n c h : salt c o d , h a r d b i s c u i t a n d olive o i l . T h e b o w h a d a n u m b e r o n e a c h side. A s L a r s e n s h o w e d h o w a n y thole p i n c o u l d d o u b l e for the d r a i n p l u g , A d d i s o n ' s last h o p e c r u m b l e d t o a s h e s . L a r s e n h a d t a k e n the ultimate step in traditional boating by losing the first t w o k n u c k l e s of his left i n d e x finger! C o w e d by a s u p e r i o r strategist, A d d i s o n c r e p t b a c k t o his s c h o o n e r a n d h o i s t e d s a i l b e f o r e t h e j u d g e s e v e n l o o k e d a t his y a c h t . Unfortunately, Larsen's t r i u m p h was shortlived. H e a n d his d o r y v a n i s h e d u n d e r w h a t t h e U . S . C . G . termed "suspicious circumstances." A d d i s o n h a s left the s e a . •

DOWN BUT NOT OUT E v e n casual visitors at the C e n t e r k n o w o u r p r e s i d e n t , M a r y F o r d , b e c a u s e s h e i s a t the s h o p s o o f t e n , r a d i a t i n g e n t h u s i a s m for o u r p r o g r a m s . If you wonder w h y we have been missing her c h e e r f u l s m i l e a n d l a u g h t e r , M a r y hit the w a l l w i t h a b u r s t a p p e n d i x the last d a y o f J u n e . S h e i s o u t o f the h o s p i t a l a n d b a c k a t r e f i n i s h i n g b o a t s after a m o n t h o f s l o w m e n d i n g . W e a r e v e r y g l a d to have M a r y a m o n g us again. •


Marty Loken

EDITORIAL C H A N G E S I f y o u ' r e the k i n d o f p e r s o n w h o r e a d s c o p y right n o t i c e s a n d c o l o p h o n s i n b o o k s o r w a i t s u n t i l t h e v e r y last m o v i e c r e d i t s t o f i n d o u t w h o ' s B e s t B o y , y o u ' v e a l r e a d y n o t i c e d t h a t Shauings has a new editor. M a r t y L o k e n , G r e a t H e l m s m a n o f o u r n e w s l e t t e r h a d a r r a n g e d his t i m e s o that h e could build a house, run a business, restore a b o a t , a n d edit. T h i s w o r k e d w e l l s i n c e h e t o o k o v e r t h e e d i t o r s h i p i n 1982. H o w e v e r , h e ' s n o t i c e d that there hasn't been time to eat, sleep, o r w a l k the d o g . A n d M a r t y l i k e s w a l k i n g t h e d o g . T h e new editor is C h a s . D o w d . He's not altogether new, having taken over from M a r t y in 1979 t o r u n t h e p a p e r for t h r e e y e a r s . T h e C W B , always anxious to preserve our natural resources, recycles editors. I n his last t e n u r e , C h a s . b e g a n t h e p o p u l a r " O w n e r ' s N o t e b o o k " feature. P l a n s for f u t u r e i s s u e s i n c l u d e s o m e t e c h n i c a l a r t i c l e s o n tides and currents, narratives of cruises, possibly s o m e

b o o k reviews a n d discussions of nautical words. We might have a contest to design a C W B b u r g e e . A l l the b o a t s a t the s t e a m b o a t r e n d e z v o u s s p o r t e d o n e for a jolly, j a u n t y n a u t i c a l a i r . W h a t d o e s Shavings n e e d ? Y o u r s t o r i e s , for o n e t h i n g . H i n t s for c r u i s i n g t e c h n i q u e s . P h o t o s ( c o l o r transparencies or black a n d white prints). Little bits o f n a u t i c a l art for d e c o r a t i o n . C a l l C h a s . o n 644-6192 d a y s , i f y o u h a v e a n y i d e a s for c o n t r i b u t i o n s . If h e ' s o u t , l e a v e a m e s s a g e a n d he'll c a l l b a c k . He doesn't have a dog. •

C L A S S WILL T E L L T h e 1906 t u g b o a t Noreen, o w n e d b y H u r l e n M a r i n e C o n s t r u c t i o n C o . , participated in Seattle's O p e n i n g D a y Y a c h t P a r a d e this M a y 4 - j u s t for the f u n o f it. H u n d r e d s o f b o a t s e n t e r e d the j u d g i n g c o m p e t i t i o n for best d e c o r a t e d y a c h t i n e a c h c l a s s a n d for b e s t o v e r a l l . P e o p l e p l a n n e d all s o r t s o f d e c o r a t i o n s , f r o m s i g n a l flags a n d s n a p p y u n i f o r m s t o w h a l e s a n d floating g a r d e n s . A f t e r a l l h a d p a s s e d r e v i e w , the S e a t t l e Y a c h t C l u b officers s o b e r l y a n d s e r i o u s l y b a l a n c e d the qualities o f e a c h e n t r a n t , a n d a w a r d e d B e s t O v e r a l l t o Noreen, w h o s e d e c o r a t i o n w a s a n e w paint job (black topsides, grey d e c k , white house) a n d a n e w 4 ' A m e r i c a n flag. Seattle has c o m e a long way w h e n it c a n r e c o g n i z e t h a t a c l a s s i c a l l y d e s i g n e d b o a t is b e s t left l o o k i n g l i k e a c l a s s i c a l l y d e s i g n e d b o a t . — Dick Wagner •

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Shavings Volume 7 Number 5 (September-October 1985)  

The Center for Wooden Boats membership newsletter

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