Author Topic: Hello from Lake Stevens WA  (Read 1996 times)

Offline FishCampHike

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Hello from Lake Stevens WA
« on: April 18, 2022, 03:05:42 PM »
Hi all,

I'm another Washington member - just joined as my interest in the Tolman skiffs is getting more serious.  I picked up Renn's book years ago when I was looking at building a stitch and glue project.  I ended up spending a few years replacing the rotten coring in my 32' Bayliner instead - which gave me a lot of plywood/epoxy experience (well mostly sawzall and sander experience).  I divested myself of the larger boat and now I'm looking to build a bigger skiff for crabbing/fishing/camping in WA/OR/BC.  I have a 14ft aluminum boat that is too small for more than 2 people and gear - especially if I want to be out for more than a day or two.  The Tolman 20ft standard looks like a great option for me, and if it takes awhile to build that's OK.  I have to build some kind of shop in my yard for it anyway - my garage is too small for a project this size.  Anyway - looking forward to the discussions.

Offline TFreeburg

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Re: Hello from Lake Stevens WA
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2022, 07:36:03 PM »
So I have a 16’ Devlin Candlefish that I use for crabbing, and am 80% done with a Jumbo, about one mile West of Snohomish.  Send me a PM if you want to visit, and a neighbor about a mile away has started a WB, and Cordell and Ron have a 28’ Jumbo just up the road, and Tom E. has Z beautiful Jumbo just waiting for a motor, and I just visited a very nice Jumbo in Silvana, and…
so where was I ?
Oh, yea, there are some boats in your neighborhood.  😉
Snohomish Tom
My goal: 25' Jumbo
First epoxy: 10/3/17
Flipped: 6/15/2019

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Re: Hello from Lake Stevens WA
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2022, 07:37:22 AM »
Think about stretching your standard to 21 feet. I feel that I gained capacity and just reduced wood scrap a bit.

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Re: Hello from Lake Stevens WA
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2022, 09:17:39 PM »
I will be resuming my build in Graham down by Tacoma.
Pizza Chuck
Graham, WA
Building J25.2
Started 3/2008
Got wet 7/2008 Cape Cod Bay
Got wet 2009 Charleston, SC
 & Lake Erie.
Got wet 2010 Some Kansas Lakes
Got wet 2011 Texas lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.
Got wet 2012 in Puget Sound.
2014 mothballed…..
2022 beginning the resurrection