May 2018

posted May 1, 2018, 12:36 PM by PacificNorthWest MultihullAssoc   [ updated May 1, 2018, 12:37 PM ]
For those of you who have been trapped indoors by bone penetrating damp, or those who have been buried under mounds of cloth, resin and various boat projects, SPRING IS HERE AND IT IS TIME TO GET OUT ON THE WATER!

Of course, there are those of us that can't resist a good boat project and warm weather just makes resistance more futile.  We can't help it... the smell of cut wood, the feel of tools in hand and (for you sickos) the smell of solvents, resin and fresh paint... we will inevitably spend some of our nice days on the hard.

Fortunately for those of us with peripatetic tendencies and an affinity for creation, this is the place we belong.  While most yachting organizations limit their activities to social and racing scenes and maybe some maintenance, the NWMA celebrates the skills and activities of those who are drawn to the creative/creation exercise of boat building.

I have heard it said that these days no one in Seattle knows how to manipulate their physical environment.   That they can not use a tool or create what your typical home owner from the 50's could crank out without a second thought.  When you look at our members who build, you know that whoever said this should probably get out more.  Our club was founded by folks who build their own boats.  From simple to complex.  From inexpensive and quickly built  to the highest levels of quality and complexity of build.  NWMA is showing folks that you do not have to settle for something off a shelf and that you can taylor the boat you want to your individual goals and fancy.  Even better, club members get the benefit of this vast building knowledge base.  Try it sometime... I challenge you to find a question about building or fixing a boat that can not be answered by someone in this club.

I encourage you all to take a stroll through our Build Page.  From boats currently under construction to boats straight from the shed or to previous builds currently plying northwest waters.  Better yet... come to a meeting and meet a builder in person.  The things folks here have accomplished are truly impressive.

CHEERS TO THE BUILDERS!

Your Commodore,

Jeff Oaklief

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