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Olga 28

Olga 28
                plywood/epoxy trailerable trawler
Video I made aboard Tardis, the first Olga 28 to be launched

Kahuna Nui
Kahuna Nui, 37'
                pilothouse cutter

News clip about Jeff Nicholas' build of a Kahuna Nui

Jeff Nicholas' timelapse video of his Kahuna Nui build

                          pilothouse cutter

"Kahuna Nui is the kind of boat that takes us back.
She speaks to things of a bygone world -- to self-reliance, to remote islands without access to flown-in replacement parts. She speaks the language of patience, of contentment for living in the moment, of the journey being as much pleasure as the destination. ... she's for getting aboard and sailing over the horizon, with visions of palm trees lifting up out of the sea on your next landfall. Everything about her points to a boat that's less a tool for short-term travel and more a partner for the big journey. Take care of her, and she'll take care of you."

WoodenBoat No. 262, May/June 2018 Designs: Review by Robert W. Stephens

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