Jan & Shelley’s 1957 Ed Monk custom power cruiser built by Philbrook’s Boat Yard; at that time located in Victoria. Living her first 55 years of life as a sleek 32’ in length; she now offers 35’ of zoom, zoom, zoom.
With Shelley’s approval, “Dulwen” got a makeover – cold moulding 2 layers of Edge Grain Red Cedar 1/4″ veneer x 6″ with epoxy glue to the bottom side and up to the top of the boot line! Back in the water, she floated 2″ higher, gained almost 2 knots at the same RPM and generated a 20% fuel saving by lengthening the hull. And when under way, no longer needed the assist of the swim tabs to balance the hull.
Check out the photos to see a visual of how it was done. If anyone is thinking about doing this to their boat, I would be happy to answer any questions.
This summer, Jan and I have spent a number of days boating our local waters on Dulwen. We became reacquainted with Pender and Saturna Islands. Pender offered a couple of interesting venues for the boaters and woodworkers alike.
Firstly there was the first ever Hope Bay Boat Fest in June. This event was a great opportunity for wooden boat aficionados. Stay tuned for 2014, it will only be better and West Wind hopes to be involved.
Secondly, the Fall Fair in August offered a slice of old country style farm fun. Congratulations to customers, David MacKenzie and Sergei Petrov for their winning entries in the Wood Working Division.
Academics * Trades * Sailing * Recreation.
(Pictures supplied by Tyler Caddell)
This is a unique new program for Parkland Secondary, and the Parkland Marine Institute offers more than just fun………….though it is a lot of fun too!
The Marine Institute at Parkland Secondary gives students a range of opportunities. It allows students to earn post-secondary credits and apprenticeships as well as earning certifications
required for work………….or purely for recreational use also.
The marine industry is a major employer in our region and like other industries, has become a complex, high-tech enterprise which generates a demand for skilled employees in a variety of areas. This program offers students a chance to go hands on with their education.
Do you have an interest in and a passion for sailing? Here’s an opportunity to earn graduation credits and various levels of certification through a combination of classroom-based instruction and “real’ on-the-water experience. The area surrounding Sidney offers students a wealth of opportunities to explore the BC coastline as well as the recreational perks that come along with sailing opportunities at the Marine Institute.
In our last issue (Volume 41) and post we had written about Noel Lynam and Kathy Hayes; currently living in Kolonia, Pohnpei, Micronesia. Who are in the process of making repairs to their sailboat. We asked to know more about them and their story, so here it is:
* photos taken in Canada, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, and working on the boat in Pohnpei.
An Acorn 15 Whitehall style dinghy designed by Iain Oughtred. The ply is okoume and all hardwood is black walnut, finished bright. All fixtures and fittings are bronze, as is the forward facing rowing system (from Gig Harbor Boat Works). She handles like a dream.
For sale by owner Roy Morford
Please comment below if you are interested, and we will pass on the contact info!
Customer Noel Lynam and Kathy Hayes; currently living in Kolonia, Pohnpei, Micronesia. Which is a sub-region of Oceania, consisting of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean close to the Philippines and Indonesia.
Noel and Kathy needed to make mast repairs to their boat and that is where West Wind came to the rescue! We shipped to them some Sitka Spruce and in turn received some lovely photos of their boat which is sure to be a vision when complete.