Photos From the First Time We Saw the David B

The First Day We Saw the David B

In late May of 1998 we took a ferry to Lopez Island and were introduced to the David B. Somehow we fell in love with the David B. On the ferry ride back to Bellingham we decided to buy the boat.

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Links to Photo Galleries from the Rebuild of the David B


New Foredeck on the David B | More Faster BackwardsWorking on Lopez Island: After we bought the David B, the first project was to remove and replace the foredeck. To Photo Gallery






Under Tow From the Chief Kwina | More Faster Backwards

Bringing the David B to Bellingham: After eight months at Lopez Island the David B was ready to bring to Bellingham, where Christine and Jeffrey live. To Photo Gallery…





Jeffrey Planes a Beam | More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B

Working in Bellingham from 1999 to 2004: After we brought the David B to Bellingham, we got busy with deck projects. To Photo Gallery…






Hauled Out In the Boatyard | More Faster Backwards

Boatyard Work December 2004 to May 2005: The David B spent six months at Seaview North Boatyard. While the boat was hauled out, we replaced the rim log, most all of the frames and about a third of all the planking. To Photo Gallery…


Christine Paints New Cabinets | Rebuilding David B

Rebuild Work Done Between May 2005 to April 2006: After we launched from the boatyard we went to work on the deck and the interior. We also took the boat back to the boatyard in March 2006 to step a new mast and to get a new anchor, chain and paint the boat. To Photo Gallery…



David B at Fords Terror | Wooden Boat Restoration | Yacht Charter

It took eight years, but the David B is now beautiful: In 2006 we finished rebuilding the boat. We continue to keep making her a little more beautiful every day. Jeffrey and I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do. To Photo Gallery…



Keep checking back! We’ll be adding more galleries soon.


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One Response to Photos From the First Time We Saw the David B

  1. Bjorn Larsen says:

    Just finished the book, great read. Felt like I was part of the adventure. Wish you two the best of luck. I will try and look you up when I go to Bellingham, our daughter lives in Ferndale. We are just in Lake Stevens, anyways great stuff. Bjørn

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