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Seattle’s Pacific Marine Exhibit Coming!

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The annual Pacific Marine Exhibit is back again this year from November 19-21 at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. This year you’ll find us in booth 809. Come by for a visit and sign up for your chance to win a boat haul out in Port Townsend Boat Haven on us! For more information about the event, tickets, parking /shuttle services check out their website at www.pacificmarineexpo.com.  See you there!

Curtis Schloe Enjoying Retirement

Co-op Member for 23 years, Curtis Schloe retired this spring.  Since then, he has been spending his time fishing with friends and family in the San Juan Islands between working on his 45 foot converted troller, Gladys Mae.  Curtis  was hired at Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op in 1984, filling a gap as the company was evolving into a full service business.  Working since the age of 13, he had many different jobs in Portland and Seattle, before finding his true interests in mechanical hydraulics and finding Port Townsend to be home.  Co-op Member, Jim Lyons, refers to Curtis as being “steadfast, very detail oriented, easy to work with, and always smiling.  He also pointed out how Curtis went beyond work to support families of members as well.  Curtis never thought he would retire yet has found retirement to be a great experience.  With his boat and his bike, he enjoys the simplicity of retired life.  When Curtis reflects on his work at the Shipwright’s Co-op, he believes the greatest aspects to be meeting so many great boat owners over the years.  This week he will be hauling out his vessel Gladys Mae for some annual maintenance and bottom paint.

Curtis Schloe, retired member of Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, aboard his 45 ft. converted troller, Gladys Mae.

Curtis Schloe, retired member of Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, aboard his 45 ft. converted troller, Gladys Mae.

Curtis Schloe, retired member of Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, aboard his 45 ft. converted troller, Gladys Mae.

Curtis Schloe, retired member of Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, aboard his 45 ft. converted troller, Gladys Mae.

Legend

A 1948 classic Shain boat, Legend, is hauled out at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op for propellor shaft log replacement and planking.  Pete Rust and Jeff Galey have installed the struts and boring bar.

Legend, a classic 1948 Shain, is hauled out at Shipwrights Co-op for a shaft replacement.

Legend, a classic 1948 Shain, is hauled out at Shipwrights Co-op for a shaft replacement.

 

Legend's planks removed underneath while Pete and Jeff prepare the struts for installation.

Legend’s planks removed underneath while Pete and Jeff prepare the struts for installation.

 

Struts and boring bar installed.

Struts and boring bar installed.

 

Legend, a 1948 classic Shain

Legend, a 1948 classic Shain

 

 

 

 

 

New Port Building

The Port of Port Townsend is having a new building constructed this summer.  Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op has been building the staircases, an exterior metal galvanized staircase and a second timbered staircase for the interior.

Port of Port Townsend's new building under construction.

Port of Port Townsend’s new building under construction.

Galvanized metal staircase built by the Shipwrights Co-op.

Galvanized metal staircase, built by the Shipwrights Co-op, and awaiting installation.

Skagit

Skagit is hauled out at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op for steel work.  The tug boat is part of the Orion Marine Group.  Zeke McFadin is the leading the project, which includes sandblasting, painting, shafts, removing and replacing tires and installing a new keel cooler.

Skagit, tug boat owned by Orion Marine Group, hauled out at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op for steel work.

Skagit, a tug boat owned by Orion Marine Group, hauled out at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op for steel work.

Skagit, tug boat owned by Orion Marine Group, hauled out at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op for steel work.

Skagit

Ray welding Skagit.

Ray welding Skagit.

Ray welding Skagit.

Ray, Master Welder

Zeke's dog keeping an eye on the progress.

Zeke McFadin’s dog; keeping an eye on progress.

Skagit enclosed for steel work.

Skagit enclosed for steel work.

Shipwrights in Alaska

Six shipwrights from Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op traveled up to Alaska this month. Five were working on the Randi Lynn in Kodiak; steel plating, hull work and re-bolting skegs.  Chris Chase was also in Alaska to look at a future project with another vessel.

Randi Lynn in Kodiak Alaska with Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, repair work.

Shipwrights in Kodiak to work on the Randi Lynn, steel plating, hull work, and re-bolting skegs.

Randi Lynn in Kodiak Alaska with Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, repair work.

Greg standing in front of the Randi Lynn in Kodiak, Alaska.

Randi Lynn in Kodiak Alaska with Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, repair work.

Shipwrights working on Randi Lynn in Kodiak, Alaska this month.

Insequent Launch

Last week, Insequent, the 50 ft Ocean Alexander, was launched at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.  The owner, Brian Gibson, plans to enjoy cruising in the Pacific Northwest for the summer and then cruise or transport his vessel to his home in Australia.  If you have followed the previous posts, you have read about the many changes installed to make the boat most efficient and comfortable for long range cruising.  In particular, the addition of seven 280 watt solar panels, which totals 1960 watts and replaces the need for an auxiliary generator can be seen during the launch on the cabin and bimini top.

Insequent, 50 ft Ocean Alexander,  launched in the Port of Port Townsend at Shipwrights Co-op.

Insequent, 50 ft Ocean Alexander, launched in the Port of Port Townsend at Shipwrights Co-op.

Insequent has seven new solar panels on bimini top.

Insequent now has seven new solar panels on cabin and bimini top replacing the need for auxiliary generator.

Insequent has seven new solar panels on bimini top.

Insequent has seven new solar panels on cabin and bimini top.

Insequent launched at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

Insequent launched at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

Boat Owner, Brian Gibson, during the launch of Insequent.

Boat Owner, Brian Gibson, on board during the launch of Insequent.