Boat Building

Customer Projects Vol: 54

November 20, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingBoat BuildingCustomer Projects

Herbert the Boat by Eric Letham Herbert is a Sam Devlin designed Candlefish 16 built out of Joubert marine mahogany using the stitch and glue method. Powered by a 20 horse outboard, it moves along nicely with two to three adults and a load of camping and fishing gear. The boat calls Shuswap Lake home, but has spent some […]

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FOR SALE: One Dream Too Many – $500

September 23, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingBoat BuildingMarine

Material to Build Two “Nymph” Canoes – Sold as one Complete Package – Includes: Drawings from Guillemont Kayaks – One Set (Value $90)          Wood Strips (Value $600): Sitka Spruce (55 strips) at 1/8” x ¾” x 12’ long Western Red Cedar (54 strips) at 1/8” x ¾” x 12’ long Sapele Mahogany (41 strips) at […]

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Hope Bay Boat Days

September 23, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingEvents

Our longtime customer David McKenzie sent in some pictures from Pender Island’s Hope Bay Boat Days! He spent the day with the kids building these little gems…

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The Dorothy Project

May 23, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingCompanyCustomer ProjectsShelley's Articles

“Not only is she beautiful as boats go with her fine lines, but she is also a fine sailing boat, fast for her size, gentle to handle, and extremely seaworthy. And she is a lucky boat, too, in that her owners have always, somehow, managed to maintain her, repair her, and restore her in such […]

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Tony Grove Woodworking School

May 22, 2014 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingBoat Building

“When a person reaches that time in their life when they possess a rich storehouse of experience and skills in a particular sphere, I believe they are almost duty-bound to pass on that knowledge for the benefit of future generations.” – Tony Grove Master shipbuilder Tony Grove (see Dorothy Sails article above) will be spreading his wealth of […]

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A Little Body Sculpting to an Old Girl

May 16, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingCustomer ProjectsReader's Corner

by guest blogger Ian McMurdo A Fraser River Gillnetter built at Albion Boatworks in 1962.  Originally gas-powered, converted to Perkins diesel 6-354 in the mid 80’s along with other technological goodies of the time such as Wagner hydraulic steering and autopilot.  A friend (former boss of mine) bought her from a retired fisherman about 15 years […]

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