24' ketch-rigged expedition pulling boat

Steven advised and instructed 8 amateur woodworkers in the construction of TERN, an open voyaging boat that was sailed and rowed to Ketchikan, Alaska and back in a three month expedition after her launch in May 2006.

Steven guided the young builders through every facet of the construction of this plywood lapstrake ketch, from design selection to the last details of rigging. The boat, designed by Tad Roberts, proved amazingly seaworthy on her 1500 mile maiden voyage and will certainly sail again.

Featured in WoodenBoat No. 195

See the Hunter Bay Boat Project website for more details.

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Tern at sunset in the Broughton Islands
Steven giving instruction. Tern's stem in progress.
Boats are best viewed . . .
Inspecting the deadwood
Surfing the Straits of Georgia
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