Boats in My Blood

Boats in My Blood

A Life in Boat Building

eBook - 2016
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The Farrell name is respected all along the British Columbia coast. Barrie's father, Allen Farrell, was a much loved eccentric who created offshore sailing vessels from beachcombed lumber using only basic hand tools. Barrie built his first boat in his early teens using only a dull handsaw, a rusty block plane and an old hammer with one claw. Despite his Grade Six education, Barrie became one of the leading innovators when fibreglass first became available. His designs incorporated flowing curves and shaped details that were not possible with wood. Barrie was one of the first to realize that modern fishboats needed to be fast, and consequently, his gillnetters and trollers dominated the BC salmon fleet in the 1970s and 1980s. By the late 1990s, he had built over 300 commercial and pleasure boats and left a profound stamp on West Coast boat building. Boats in My Blood isn't just about the boats. Barrie also shares the story of his life--the highs and the lows....
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781550177565
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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