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Saturday, September 10 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Building a 38-foot cold molded boat

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Catch the inside scoop about people currently building a modern 38-foot cold-molded wooden boat in a backyard workshop. Adventurers Wendy Hinman and Garth Wilcox spent 7 years sailing 34,000 miles around the Pacific aboard a light displacement 31-footer in which Garth could not stand or sit comfortably. After this voyage with his wife and an earlier one around the globe with his family as a teen, Garth felt he had done sufficient “research” to determine what kind of boat he might want to build for his next voyage. Using his skills as a professional naval architect and experience gleaned in a circumnavigation of the world in a 40-foot double ender that barely survived a shipwreck, Garth Wilcox designed his dream cruising boat. Together with his wife and sailing partner Wendy Hinman, he is building a boat for future adventures. Find out what they are building and why. Learn about the choices they’ve had to make and the process they’ve undertaken to build this boat. You may notice that many decisions and boat features of their new boat were inspired by their little voyager Velella, which will be featured in the festival, along with photos of her construction and adventures.

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Wendy Hinman & Garth Wilcox

Wendy Hinman is an adventurer and speaker, and the author of two award-winning books. Tightwads on the Loose, about the 7-year voyage she took with her husband, Garth Wilcox. With years of ocean voyaging and racing experience this dynamic duo has plenty of wisdom and stories to share... Read More →

Saturday September 10, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Cruising Stage