Author Archive | Kristin

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Scarlet the Fairhaven Flyer

One September evening we were returning from English Camp to our boat Windsong in Westcott Bay by dingy. We sighted a familiar boat from Anacortes anchored in the bay. Walt Guterbach and his wife Susan were returning from their summer sailing in parts north and making their way back to home port. We stopped by […]

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Anacortes Small Boat Messabout

Reviving an old Anacortes tradition, the Pull and Be Damned-Small Boat Messabout will be held Saturday May 17, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Seafarer’s Park in Anacortes.  Small boat enthusiasts will come from near and far.  The original events were historically held on south Fidalgo Island and named after Pull and Be Damed […]

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Center for Wooden Boats casting class

In contrast to the modern day materials including carbon fiber and delrin and the magical bonding elixirs like two-part epoxy, it’s nice to get our hands the ancient arts and methods including wood nails, frame lashing and perhaps the most awesome, bronze casting. A small crowd gathers on a winter’s day around the glow of […]

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Windsong’s new rudder and tiller

On a drizzly day in November 2012, Windsong was hauled out for a few phases of work which would result in a mid to late summer 2013 re-launch.  The spars were removed and lain aside for inspection and eventual touch-up varnishing in the warmer months.  Andy had ideas for a new rudder design which would […]

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Working under the midnight sun

Emerald Marine’s Traveling Contingent  Alaska, June 2009 Dan Strickland’s 1968 built Alaska Troller, Bella Flora was in need of some serious work.  Andy calls long time friends and associates Scotty Kimmit and Meghan King to meet in Homer for a marathon session  replacing frames, re-planking, and patching bulwarks as necessary.  This being an Alaska boat, the waterline […]

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