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I dont know where else to put this question so i out it here if there is a better place please move it.

onward as a permi, builder, boat builder and sailor i have an interest in connecting with other sailors who see the need for transportation of goods and people. as well as building ecologically responsible boats for those purposes.

so how about folks speak up?
 
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I have minimal boat-building experience: built a Chesapeake Light kayak with my dad years ago.  my sister just built a skin kayak in the Aleut style.

I do have a substantial interest, though.  the land I am moving to shortly used to be the site of a steamboat landing in Woodland, WA.  the water I like generally isn't saline, but I'm interested in what you've got in mind.  I'm retiring, too, so I'll be long on time, though short on cash.
 
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Hey, I know some of those ...

wait, that's my husband.

Tel, you just sound more and more interesting.  Maybe we should make the excuse to come and visit you, and your sauna, and your (former) boat launch.

-Erica Wisner
 
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sounds fine to me.
 
                          
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The TrackersTEAMS program teaches a combination of permaculture, original skills, and boat-building/maritime navigation, IIRC. They might be good people to connect with in any case.
 
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Kerrick wrote:
The TrackersTEAMS program teaches a combination of permaculture, original skills, and boat-building/maritime navigation, IIRC. They might be good people to connect with in any case.



that's the outfit my sister built her kayak with.  she also built an umiak with them.  they get most of their materials for boats from a chap called Corey up in Anacortes.  he buys the beginning and end of giant rolls of military ballistic nylon cloth and cuts it up into skin boat-sized pieces.  for some reason, those parts of the rolls don't meet military specifications so they unload them relatively cheaply to this guy.
 
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tel jetson wrote:
that's the outfit my sister built her kayak with.  she also built an umiak with them.  they get most of there materials for boats from a chap called Corey up in Anacortes.  he buys the beginning and end of giant rolls of military ballistic nylon cloth and cuts it up into skin boat-sized pieces.  for some reason, those parts of the rolls don't meet military specifications so they unload them relatively cheaply to this guy.



So that's where Corey gets it.

Ernie and I helped with several of the Trackers boat-building workshops. There's a good chance your sister has met Ernie, and possibly me.  See if she recognizes the names, or send her to our website to check the pictures.

-Erica Wisner
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Erica Wisner wrote:
Ernie and I helped with several of the Trackers boat-building workshops. There's a good chance your sister has met Ernie, and possibly me.  See if she recognizes the names, or send her to our website to check the pictures.



nice.  did you help out this past winter?

finally seeing some of the connections between regional folks that I always imagined should exist.  I recently spent a week with great friends up on Orcas who just finished building an umiak at Corey's place, too.
 
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tel jetson wrote:
nice.  did you help out this past winter?

finally seeing some of the connections between regional folks that I always imagined should exist.  I recently spent a week with great friends up on Orcas who just finished building an umiak at Corey's place, too.



Last winter I helped teach TrackersKIDS winter break programs, with themes like "narnia" and "little house in the big woods." 

As far as the adult programs, Ernie and I were guest instructors in February for a day of navigations training: water-reading, some compass work, quadrant and sextant, and a tour of OMSI's submarine.

We didn't get asked about the big blue umiak until rather late in the process, but Ernie often pilots the older umiaks when they go out on programs. 
 
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asked my sister today, and she remembered you both fondly, Erica.
 
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tel jetson wrote:
asked my sister today, and she remembered you both fondly, Erica.



I keep hoping you will reveal her name?
<3
-E&E
 
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I keep hoping you will reveal her name?
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right.  sorry.  her name is Hillary.  and she looks roughly like this:

 
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tel jetson wrote:
right.  sorry.  her name is Hillary.  and she looks roughly like this:




Yeah, we remember her!  Please tell her Hello and happy holidays.

She may have worked more closely with Jason and Henry, but we got to spend a little time with her and her class.

-Erica
 
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