Photos from Wooden Boat Alley at the 2015 Vancouver International Boat Show:
Wooden Boat Society Volunteers pick up the Bevin's Skiff at Britannia Heritage Shipyards for delivery to Wooden Boat Alley at B.C. Place Stadium.
The Bevin's Skiff loaded and ready to go. The Bevin's Skiff is an 11' 8" long, 4'4" wide row boat. She is easily car-topped. This is the boat that Families build at Family Boat Building at the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival.
Delivering Oars to Wooden Boat Alley. The Bevin's Skiff oars are the green 7' ones in the boat. The varnished pair of 7 footers are one of the prizes in our contest. The main prize is a Whiskey Jack Chaser made by Whiskey Jack Paddles. The Winner of the paddle is Nadine Hodgson of Victoria, BC. Congradulations!
Whiskey Jack paddle supplied courtesy of Orca Canoes & Kayaks. Note: two paddles were used to make this photo! The paddle is one-piece.
With a smile. our secretary, Elaine, welcomes guests to "Wooden Boat Alley".
We have four types of wooden boats on display. Skin on frame, classic clinker/lapstrake, cedar strip-planking and plywood construction.
Skin On Frame:
Dreamcatcher Skin on Frame boats.
Almost any hull shape can be made using the "Skin on Frame" method.
Bow detail. The boat is sewn together.
Dreamcatcher Boats, Brian Chandler.
Telephone: 604-873-0082 or
visit Dreamcatcher Boats or
Clinker or Lapstrake:
Classic Clinker or Lapstrake construction, cedar planks on oak frames, copper riveted.
Interior detail. Thwarts, floorboards, oars, round oarlocks and oar leathers.
Gartside Pram bow detail.
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Orca Canoe and Kayak's Cedar Strip-Planking.
The bead and cove cedar strips are joined together on molds secured to a strong-back.
This is a model strong-back with molds and a few strips attached to demonstrate technique.
Rod brought a half-built kayak to show guests to Wooden Boat Alley how cedar strip-planking is done.
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The Bevin's Skiff uses Plywood construction to make an 11'8" by 4'4" wide flat iron skiff. Families build these skiffs during the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival. They start on the first day of the festival and launch their completed boats at 2pm on the last day.
For more information about Family Boatbuilding the Bevin's skiff, visit:
Family Boatbuilding or email the
Taking Wooden Boat Alley down.
Brian Chandler helps pack up.
Last few pieces are taken apart.
See you next at the
2015 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival at Granville Island.
August 27th to 30th.
We would like to thank the volunteers who made Wooden Boat Alley Possible:
Brian Chandler, Dreamcatcher Boats,
Valerie Arntzen, Arnt Arntzen, Georgina Arntzen, Tom Arntzen, Brent Ash, Nick Bartley, Rob O’Dea, Bob Ennenberg, Gerry Fuchs, Gary Mosier, Al Nauman, Peter Pierobon, and James Steadman, Oarlock & Sail Wooden Boat Club,
Rob Tait, Orca Canoe & Kayak,
Jan Bellamy, Matthew Bretner, Mike Bretner and Elaine Graham, Vancouver Wooden Boat Society.
and Thanks to the Vancouver International Boat Show.