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Old 09-28-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Nice northwest boats

Some of the nice (in my opinion) boats we saw in the Gulf Islands the last two weeks....

Based on the history of a near-identical boat that lived in our marina for a few years, the first two shots are of an ex-Canadian Navy crew boat.* They were used to ferry ship crews to and from warships.

An old USCG (I assume) rollover boat.

A local troller conversion.

The Hannah from (I think) Seattle or Friday Harbor.* We've seen this beauty in the San Juans several times).

A nice sailing dinghy.

What I refer to as a Monterey herring boat but was probably built for the PNW fishery.

Bill Boeing's 1930 Taconite (2), now in private charter service.

The Canadian Navy's training vessel Oriole.

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Old 09-28-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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RE: Nice northwest boats

Very nice collection. Thanks for posting.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #3
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Man I sure like the Petrel* 4 th from the left.

is she a woodie?

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Old 09-28-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
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RE: Nice northwest boats

Thanks for sharing both of you. You've got some nice wooden boats out your way too. Seems like the upper right and left coasts of this continent, because of the climates (?), are home to a larger number of this these types of boats than elsewhere. Or is it that those areas have more masochists than elsewhere (I used to be one of them)?
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RE: Nice northwest boats

Hi Marin,

The first two pics might be an ex BC Forest Service boat. Do you have a way to research it a bit further?
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Ah so, good find Willy!
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*Rick there cadet*training boats.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Yag-Caribou.jpg

*probably traveling with the HMCS Oriole sailing vessel.
I think Willy has successfully determined what the boat in my first two photos used to be, but it's not that anymore.**Like the similar boat that lived in Squalicum*Marina for several years, it's*privately owned and is no longer in service with the Canadian Navy. I took the photo at Thetis Marina.*

When we saw the Oriole it*seemed to be*traveling (loosely) with another similar vessel, this one a big schooner (I think)*with a black hull.* The Oriole is, I believe, a ketch.* In any event, the Oriole moored for the night at the customs dock in Bedwell Harbor while the mysterious black-hulled schooner anchored farther up the bay.* When the Oriole left the next morning it motored up to the black schooner, went around it, and then headed out on its own.

Later that day, after we had cleared customs at Roche, we encountered the Oriole again at the top end of Wasp Passage.* My wife spotted a deer swiming from Bell Island to Shaw across the top of Wasp and it was on a collision course with the Oriole.* But they spotted the deer and made a sharp swerve to avoid it just as the deer turned to swim down the length of the Oriole.* We slowed down to let the deer pass in front of us*and it continued on to Shaw.
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #8
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Seems like the upper right and left coasts of this continent, because of the climates (?), are home to a larger number of this these types of boats than elsewhere.
*This is pure speculation on my part, but I wonder if the similarity in boat types and construction between the PNW/BC and New England/Maritimes is due to the similarity in uses*and fisheries?* Down east you have the lobster fishery as well as the (former) cod fishery.* Out here we have crabbing, bottom fishing (halibut, ling cod, etc.) and salmon.* The coastal environments are similar--- rocky, deeply inletted, large tidal ranges, strong currents, choppy waters.* There was easy access to mills for hihg-quality wood.

Plus a lot of the folks who settled the PNW and BC came from the the northeast and Maritimes so it seems*natural they should build the sort of things that were familar to them.

I found Willy's second to last photo in his first batch to be particularly interesting.* That boat looks like it belongs on Prince Edward Island, not out here in BC.* I took the photo below on PEI-- every lobsterboat on the island, and there are hundreds of them, looks exactly like this one.
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Willy--- Were most of the photos you posted taken at one of the Ganges annual workboat festivals? The big tug in your last photo looks very familiar to me; there has been one like it at Ganges each time we've visited there in early September.
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Marin,

When I was at Thetis Marina, I was told that several of the old training boats like the one in the picture were sold at auction.* Most of them went for around $5,000. the best of the lot went for $7,500.* A lot of boat for $5,000 and a lot of expense to fix it up and run it.

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Nice northwest boats

Here are numerous NW boats many of wich I've posted before but since there are always new members I posted them again.

When you see the last pic some or most of you will be saying "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!" That's my experiment of 1971. Meet Easy Rider. A 28' prototype design I built in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Remember the story I posted a year or so ago about crossing Dixon Entrance in terrible conditions? Well this is the boat I did it with but w a smaller cabin at the time. It's in between a trimaran and a cathedral hull of ultralight displacement and powered by a 55hp Johnson OB from the late 60s. Burned 3.5gph at 12 to 14 knots depending on fuel load. The boat was very sensitive to load and there-in was it's only big fault. ER was built out of mostly 3/8ths Canadian marine plywood but the house was of 1/4". ER saw Glacier Bay and the San Juan Islands. I wish I had her now.







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Here are numerous NW boats....
*I have to admit....nothing gets my motor running like seeing these old boats! #3 is my favorite!
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Here are numerous NW boats many of wich I've posted before but since there are always new members I posted them again.



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*Eric, great boats all - there seems to be a strong Bill Garden theme here.
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Conrad,

As far as I'm concerned Bill Garden walks on water.

Walt,

I think that's an old forest service boat. My favorite is DUWAM #8
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RE: Nice northwest boats

The great numbers of ex work boats that were about in the Gulf Islands and Ganges area was the result of our clubs fall rendezvous. The West Coast Work Boat Assoc. annual fall rendezvous was last weekend (Fri. / Sat. / and Sun) at Ganges (Saltspring Island) with an attendance of 59 vessels, almost all of them ex work boats, the majority ex commercial fishing vessels.
The "Wells Grey" shown in Willy's photos is an ex BC Forest Service patrol boat and is in great shape thanks to her current owner.

Next big showing will be in the spring (April) when our next rendezvous takes place.

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Eric wrote "As far as I'm concerned Bill Garden walks on water.

Eric, I don't know if you are aware but Bill passed away earlier this year. Great lost to boating but his designs will be around for years to come.

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John,

Thanks and no I didn't know. He was one of the great boat designers along w Atkin and many others. They were wonderful as were the boats they created and it's to bad the majority of boats did'nt come from them. I remember an article in PMM about him and some of the special boats he designed. But like you say his designs will live on.
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There was an article on Petrel a few years back in Wooden Boat. I believe she is a former Oregon fishing boat that a cabinet maker yachted up. Beautiful work inside. Saw her for sale awhile back on French Creek yacht sales (now Pacific Boat Brokers)
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Petrel was built in 1928 and fished the Oregon coast until the 1990's. She was "restored" by a Scott Robinson of Coos Bay Oregon and is now owned by a couple who "home port" her in Port Townsend.
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If any of you are interested, the West Coast Workboat Assoc. web site is at -

http://www.wwba.ca/ and if you click on the "members" line you can see a lot of our members vessels, those who have added a

picture to their listing anyway.

One of these days an up to date picture of Penta will get posted, probably shortly after spring launching.

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