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Old 05-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #221
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Back in the '70s there was an older couple that cruised the ICW, and wrote for the WATERWAY GUIDE. Their boat was a converted wooden salmon troller named CHINOOK. I have a print photo of it in my files somewhere. They would stop in at Morehead City Yacht Basin every year for a couple of weeks each way as they made their migration. I am wondering if any of you know anything about them. A salmon troller on the east coast is certain an unusual sight. The boat sure had pretty lines.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #222
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David H I love Grayling. The moorage would kill me though. Do you happen to have a picture of her out of the water?
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WoodenBoat issue 141 (March/April 1998) has an article on rebuilding Grayling. There are a couple of photos of her on the ways but they are dark and my scanner doesn't do well with dark pics. I know that I took some pics when she was being rebuilt but they are long lost.

All I can post for you at the moment is a lines drawing (purloined from Bill Page's web site where there are a lot of photos of her) that I believe Doug Hylan did of her at the time of rebuilding by Benjamin River Boatyard and a print by Kathy Bray (that one can purchase).
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #223
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Thanks Tad. That's her. I have often wondered what happened to Chinook. Sorry she met such a bad end. I always looked forward to their visits to Morehead City. We had several regular seasonal visitors that were an inspiration for me to get out and cruise the wonderful ICW. I still like to do it.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #224
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Thanks Tad for your link - what a treasure trove! Appreciated the write-up on Sayonara; haven't seen her in years, but ran across her in Nanaimo and out of the way Bamfield in the past.

Would be great to see something in your files on Bent Jespersen and Mc(I forget the rest of his name) who built gorgeous sailboats in Genoa Bay years ago.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #225
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I'll try to get to Jespersen and Jim McClelland (Genoa Bay). Jim still has a website up, and I had a design hand in a few boats he built..... Lancashire Rose
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:26 PM   #226
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Bent's son Eric now runs the business.Jespersen Wooden Boat Builders
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #227
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Not sure what she is but I've admired it for several months now. She shares my boathouse 5 slips down.

About 25' long and fresh as a daisy.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #228
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For anyone that likes traditionally styled boats, as I do, Maine is one of the best places in the world to see them. The other great area is the PNW. The Chesapeake Bay is good, but not as good as Maine. Florida sucks.

David and Eric have a distinct advantage over most of us. I appreciate their sharing visions of their areas.
Don: How dare you speak the truth about Florida. Oh well, truth is that I get less respect for my boat here than I would almost anywhere else. Earlier this year, a grotesque 70 ft. plastic thing with two or more jets caught me under the Rickenbacher Causeway Bridge in Miami, and gunned it while next to me between the abutments, turning the perimeter into a mountain of bubbles.. It took every bit of throttle, rudder and bow thruster to keep me off the supports while the dozen or so people on the stern laughed at my emergency. This is the experience of Miami.

The Gulf Coast of FL is quite interesting with a few real fishing villages. I'm looking forward to living there in July. Meanwhile, I'm eternally grateful to the guys in New England, the Chesepeake, and particularly the PNW for sharing their photos of real boats.
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Larry, down here in FL we in traditionally styled boats get less respect than Rodney Dangerfield. However we know what we like, and are comfortable with our choice.

Eric, did you get a chance to click the link on CHINOOK? The stern shot shows a huge anchor behind the wheel house. I believe that it's a kedge. Those were surely nice folks that owned her, and they gave a great service to all east coast boaters. Back then the Waterway guide was just one volume. There was a story about them near the front with their boat and how they were contributers.
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Here's a picture from Yesterday at Maple Bay, Herself designed by Garden and launched in 2001.
Here's Herself, stern quarter view, summer 2007:

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Old 05-26-2013, 11:32 PM   #231
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I like Herself better from the stern. Nice shot thanks Eagle.

Moon that IS a Kedge. I know where you can buy them.

Too bad about Florida. When I worked at Uniflite I was quite unpopular saying the classiest boats came from Florida. Sea Bird, Rybovitch, Brtram ect.

CP ... not a clue. Looks a little like a Richardson but I don't think she is.

Here's a boat some should know. Sunchaser in Thorne Bay.
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Eric, there is a new Bertram in the slip behind me as I write this. It is a very nice boat, but they have lost their distinctiveness. You can tell it's a Bertram by the stylized "V" logo. Otherwise it could be a Hatteras or Riviera convertible. The real custom or semi custom yacht building has been taken over by the North Carolina builders like Jarret Bay. Beautiful boats built the way Rybovich, Whiticar, and other Florida boats were put together. You can't miss the Carolina flair. Those guys cram in the horse power, and run and fish 'em hard. Thought you may like to see some of the process.

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I'll try to get to Jespersen and Jim McClelland (Genoa Bay). Jim still has a website up, and I had a design hand in a few boats he built..... Lancashire Rose
Thanks Tad; those guys really built works of art!
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Don-I am familiar with Jarrett Bay, knowing someone back where I used to live in SE NC that runs his in fishing charters. However, after reading your link, I was surprised to learn that they are glass over plywood, albeit good quality marine grade. I have no knock on the that method, it is fine if well-executed which Jarrett Bay does. When building what are essentially one-pff boats, it certainly cuts his production costs compared to a molded hull.
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Don-I am familiar with Jarrett Bay, knowing someone back where I used to live in SE NC that runs his in fishing charters. However, after reading your link, I was surprised to learn that they are glass over plywood, albeit good quality marine grade. I have no knock on the that method, it is fine if well-executed which Jarrett Bay does. When building what are essentially one-pff boats, it certainly cuts his production costs compared to a molded hull.
That is very a very similar process to how the original South Florida sport fisherman builders built their boats----glass over wood and cold molded. Rybovich is included in those. They are lighter and faster. Many Rybos from the 50s are still around and looking good. They are highly regarded.
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Here's a cute little low buck boat in BC.

Not terribly interesting and very basic but definitely not a Bayliner.

BC seems to have many more boats that are interesting. More homebuilts, Fixed up old boats and converted fish boats than neighboring Wash State. Canadians are more interesting too and if you doubt me spend some time in Vancouver BC. Especially the "West End". If you haven't you need to.
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In the eye of the beholder to be sure. IMO one of the better looking houseboat designs. A 40'ish footer in my marina.
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The Sechelt Chief came in the other night and anchored next to us. She's retired from towing logs to become a full time liveaboard home now. Built in 1938 by WestCoast Salvage in Vancouver, a bit over 50' by 15' and drawing about 7' of water. They'll go on the ways for the anual shave and haircut today. Pictures from long ago and last year (grey hull and extended house).

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In the eye of the beholder to be sure. IMO one of the better looking houseboat designs. A 40'ish footer in my marina.
Agree! Didn't realize it was a houseboat on first blush.
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This one is a barge, but interesting (weird) just the same. Someone told me it is used as a stage for plays, no idea if that is so. The superstructure appeared to be Aluminum, shown here docked in Madisonville, Louisiana.
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