At the encouragement of friends, Jan and I visited the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) at South Lake Union (Seattle, WA) in February 2014. This was a quiet Sunday morning; chilled by the previous evening’s dusting of snow and yet, it is a hub of hands-on learning year-round. Boat rentals, classes and workshops, field trips, lectures, and opportunities for direct experience on the water and at the docks are just a few of the things you’ll find when you visit.
If you don’t know by now, this will seal it. Boats run in the blood of the Nielsen’s and Lars ran true to form launching his first home-build, a Bartender in 1997; built in big brother’s backyard with a little help from dad.
“Here are some pictures of the boat Aftermath, which was finally launched in the fall and is wintering in front of the Empress. You supplied most of the wood for her. The interior was gutted except for the bulkheads, but even they were reclad”