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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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Lady With Good Bones Seeking Gentle Hands

March 24, 2014 Shelley Nielsen Boat BuildingCompanyMarineShelley's Articles

photo courtesy of LMS Museum. Robert and Margaret Lawson (Ladysmith, BC) of Brisen Boatworks donated this HMCS Rainbow Skiff to the Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS) in 2010.  She entered retirement through public auction in 1929, and since then has languished as a lady of leisure – enjoying recreational ownership until 1977. At that point, Barry […]

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UBC Sailbot Update

March 20, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingMarine

Last issue we talked about our sponsoring of the UBC Robotic Sailboat team, they are gearing up for what should be an exciting competition. They’ve made some great strides since that issue, especially in the construction of the cold-moulded hull and their control system and routing architecture… super nerdy and we love it! Visit ubcsailbot.org […]

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UBC Robotic Sailboat “Sailbot” Sponsorship

January 20, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingMarine

We were approached to sponsor this unique boating project at UBC with some product. Dave Tiessen, Mechanical Team Lead, gave us some insight and what they want to accomplish. UBC Sailbot is one of the most successful of UBC Engineering’s student teams. They are three time winners of the International Robotic Sailing Regatta, who are now attempting […]

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Boat Building Takes The Spotlight

January 18, 2014 West Wind Boat BuildingEventsMarineProducts

George Meier aboard SV Tuahine We milled up some Fir for George earlier this year and he recently sent us these images of the hull plank replacement he did this summer on his boat using that fir! The skill of wooden boat building never ceases to amaze!    3rd Douglas Sea Scouts Boating Building Projects We […]

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Jan’s Day Off: ‘Dulwen’ Gets a Makeover

September 25, 2013 Jan Nielsen Boat BuildingJan's Day OffMarine

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 […]

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