The Boat Yard

Here is the family boat collection


Wave Watcher, an 23.5 ft Sharpie Sailboat

Wave Watcher, an 23.5 ft Birdwatcher II sharpie sailboat designed by Phil Bolger. The building details are at Birdwatcher-2 Building Project



Microwave, an 8 ft Acorn dinghy

Microwave, an 8 ft Acorn lapstrake dinghy designed by Ian Oughtred and built from plans sold by Wooden Boat Magazine. Bob is sailing at Fern Ridge Reservoir, near Eugene Oregon. Small boats are much fun to sail.



Wavelet, a 13 ft Kayak

Wavelet, a Mill Creek 13 stitch-and-glue kayak designed by Chris Kulczyski and made from a kit sold by Chesapeake Light Craft. Patti is paddling at Three Creek Lake in the Oregon Cascade mountains near Sisters. The Mill Creek has an open cockpit and 29 inches of beam that makes it feel very stable.



Wavelet II, a 16 ft Sea Kayak

Wavelet II, a Chesapeake 16 stitch-and-glue kayak designed by Chris Kulczyski and made from a kit sold by Chesapeake Light Craft. Bob is paddling at Clear Lake in the Oregon Cascade mountains at the headwaters of the the McKenzie River.



New Wave, Catalina 22 Sailboat

New Wave, a Catalina 22 Sailboat. This is at Fern Ridge Reservoir on the last weekend in March of 2002. We went for a fine sail. Surprisingly, we were the only boat at Richardson Point marina. Nobody else had launched their boat for the season. New Wave was quite lonely!

Since the completion of Wave Watcher, we sold New Wave, but fortunately she is still being sailed at Fern Ridge by Scott! She had been in the family many years with lots of good memories.



Wavelet at Depoe Bay 2001

Here is Wavelet again, this time at the Wooden Boat Show and Crab Fest at Depoe Bay, Oregon in April of 2001. Thanks to Doug Bermel of Sisters, Oregon for the picture. The Depoe Bay event is the third weekend in April and a fine happening.


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