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John Lisicich bounds into Bruce Bronson’s boatshop—literally bounds, like a kid running into a bike shop on his birthday—and hails his friend with unrestrained joy. “Happy Wednesday! Happy Happy Wednesday! How ya doin’?”
Featured in the Sketchbook department of WoodenBoat magazine No. 284 (January/February 2022) FIN is an auxiliary performance cruiser.
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Boats For Sale
32x12 striplank, Jay Benford Design, “LADYBUG” 453 Detroit as seen in Tiller publications,Small Ships, hull is tight, a few repairs needed, inherent in most wood boats, Heath issues force
William Garden 35′ Far East ketch,1964. Out for two years. Rebuilt ten years ago. 4-107 rebuilt 4 years ago. Needs bow work and a plank or two. Owner aged too fast.
"Serrafyyn" plan Lyle Hess cutter. Free with the purchase of 6 acres overlooking the San Juan Channel, Friday Harbor. Includes studio/shop, guest house and main house. $2.5 million.
Plans & Kits
The Workstar 17 concept of plywood/epoxy boat building was the result of a co-operation between Working Boats UK Ltd and Humphreys Yacht Design, which enabled people with no experience in building
Priscilla C is a small steam launch based on a Stuart Turner 5 A single cylinder engine of 2 1/4" bore and 2" stroke. It produces about 1/2 HP at 30 PSI from a water tube, wood fired boiler.