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While I don’t see myself re-posting all of my projects posted elsewhere, this one is a little special.

Friendship is the boat that I promised myself throughout my working life (as a wooden boat builder) that I would build for myself upon retirement. I retired in the spring of 2004 and after renovating a new (to us) house, began her construction in December of ‘05. By the end of June ’06 she was sailing and I have spent some of my happiest hours aboard her over the past eight summers in the Canadian Gulf Islands and the American San Juan’s.

Please come for a sail.

Thanks for looking .


-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

And it is definitely worth reporting Shipwrights. She is a beauty.
I am in awe of folks who have built their own wooden boats. I dream of one days building myself a very small wooden fishing boat. I see something like this though and it is amazing. I’ve studied on what I need to do to build my little dingy and just cannot fathom building this creation in under a year.
The good times aboard are well deserved.

-- Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

Oh my, what a beautiful boat. You did a great job!

-- -- Michal,

This brings nothing but smiles Paul.
A truly wondrous build.


-- I'm no rocket surgeon

Hard for me to grasp the skill it takes to accomplish something like that. Absolutely awesome.

Ah crap… Don’t get me started,… Geez I’m jealous and miss my younger Navy days, but… Come on, I’m a ’lander now and and , and…….. 8-{

-- HorizontalMike

Sorry Mike, I didn’t mean to ruin your day.
Got any big lakes nearby?

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

This one is really special Paul.

I have seen a lot of boats in the San Francisco bay. Nothing as beautifull.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Can I be your son? What a lovely boat. What a lovely boat. Just…Wow. I learned to sail when I was ten. I haven’t been on a sailboat for eight years. Just…Wow. Nice boat.

I’m now living at the head of a valley high in the mountains and far from the sea. I’m quite green with jealousy.

Regarding that “son” thing…I’ve got a few years on you so that may not work out.

-- -- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Wow, pretty amazing work Paul. Loved the video too… Where is that?

I’d say Galiano Island? I just love how the maple leaf is level when she’s heeling.

-- -- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)