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.
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By West Wind’s Danny Schaftlien
These beautiful photos were supplied to us from our milling manager, Danny. Crystal clear, aquamarine water and ancient Ottoman ruins. What a fantastic locale for boating!
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!