snotty boating buddies told me that my epoxy/plywood Tolman skiff was not real wooden boat building...I needed to build a 'real' wooden boat...lapstrake...they were right...it is a pain in the ass....
getting a professional paint job on the Tolman after the mess I applied by hand
custom alloy belly tank...64 gallons ... a lot for a 20' skiff
first test of Tolman after replacing 80 hp two stroke Suzuki with 100hp Yamaha four stroke...not as fast but much nicer to operate
Monterey fish boat anchored off SB for a couple days....
Big Corporate party cat operates out of Santa Barbara
two swedes trying to get around the world with 50hp....got to Alaska thru Panama but didn't have the range to jump to Russia
U of H research ship model
Dr. Neil Frazer, prof. U of Hawaii and master of the Inside Passage...author: Boat Camping Haida Gwaii ... runs a 17' aluminum skiff all over the Inside Passage, inc. the run from the Queen Charlottes to Port Hardy....look it up!
1st boat....MkII Zodiac......
second boat .... MkIII Grand Raid Zodiac
sale day.......great boat if you have the energy to do the upkeep and setup
Big MO mothballed in Washington state/80's
Cousteau eco sailboat coming into SB
Gary Porter's Tolman widebody...best in class
the cook box I built for the Tolman: A place for everything and everything in its place.......
just as hard to build as the real thing....exactly the same problems
various UK small craft
built it, fished it for 20 years
off Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz island off to the right
round the world.......UK display
south coast UK rescue boat
Brian Dixon's Glacier Bay design......
Tolman made by a fellow on a remote Pacific island.....he posted some wonderful pictures of a group of beautiful native women, his wife included, crossing big water to a neighboring island.......simple skiff, great adventures
Alloy Tolman rep
Dampier getting close to launch
Neal/Skiffkits' Jumbo.....top of the food chain as far as Tolmans
riding in the camera boat/San Diego/while taking pictures of newly completed blue Jumbo for Trailer Boat Magazine story...
San DIego Jumbo.......great working fish boat
Alaska Tolman boating.....
It's all about the details
Tolman logo design // daughter Lori did it for the club
SF Bay tour
arty shot, SF Bay
varnish gear......I'll never get good at it.....
Jan DeWitt's giant RIB ... 400hp
Greg Rossel's road kit
British built Tolman 20' Standard.....great design taste and finish.....
John Howe gets a 30's outboard running.....
British Tolman builder....a beauty
Only in Alaska
San Diego Harbou
more Alaska-only boating
another Alaska Tolman.....
Neil Frazer's skiff.....50 Honda, no backup, jerry cans full of fuel....this was taken on a remote beach in the Charlotte's....about as remote as you can get in NA....
pix taken at Santa Barbara's Anderson Boatyard
images taken at the San Francisco Maritime Museum
well used skiff.....built by Washington State builder....
Alaska Jumbo in its natural environment / this example is full of kids / dogs /fish gear all the time...great stuff...
Aaron's perfect Jumbo getting ready for launch....it seems about 2x as big as my 20' standard
Ed Anderson's new 17' diesel.......
Steve Ward's Nordic Tug undergoes restoration....Alaska bound next summer.......maybe with me aboard for a leg
Aaron and his father at launch party
Renn Tolman's Jumbo where it should be/doing what it was so well designed to do
Navy Rib ... six to secure Lincoln aircraft carrier when visiting SB last summer.....couldn't get within mile of ship.....stormed us in Jan's RIB when we stopped to take pix's
complete interior repaint/new carpet .. july 09
Brookings, Oregon trawler on the hard