Jim Ferriss is the ACBS Associate Member featured this week and he is a Shipwright.

Jim Ferriss is an Associate Member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.  ACBS recognizes him with gratitude for his support of our organization. He is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ACBS. In addition, Jim Ferriss, doing business as Classic Wooden Boat Shipwright, LLC, has paid for listings in the printed Directory and on this website in the Suppliers Section. If you are looking for Accessories, Hardware, other Supplies or a Restorer, Classic Wooden Boat Shipwright, LLC might be your answer.

Listed as services on the Classic Wooden Boat Shipwright website are:

Plank replacement                           Rot repair
Steam bent frames                           Collision repair
Transoms                                          Cabinets and furniture
Deck beams                                      Survey punch list
Deck planks                                      Teak trim on fiberglass boats
Wood trim                                          Structural or cosmetic
Hand rails                                          Marine carpentry
Joinery and yacht interiors           Custom woodwork
Refastening                                       Repairs and modifications

     To inspire, inform, instill the passion of stewardship, share my knowledge and enthusiasm, and to make owning a wood boat a fascinating, fulfilling, and enjoyable experience!

Now – answer to the question “What is a Shipwright?

This answer came from “Wiktionary” who sited this quotation which seems very appropriate for the Shipwrights in our organization and those who are studying for such a title:

  • 2008, Robert L. Smith, Never Waste the Flowers[1], Authorhouse, ISBN 9781438910918, page 21:

    A shipwright is one who builds or repairs ships using whatever materials are available including, but not limited to wood, metal, plastic, and concrete. / A master shipwright is one who has learned to use his skills with precision and is capable of teaching them to others. His knowledge includes mathematics, mechanics, and the use of tool; they also include the application of imagination, ingenuity, creativity, and vision of what can be.

The Antique and Classic Boat Society appreciates the extra support given to our organization by Associate Members.  Click here to see this year’s list of Associate Members.

If you or your business would like to support the Antique and Classic Boat Society by being an ACBS Associate Member, you may join here or contact ACBS Executive Director Dan Gyoerkoe at dan@acbs.org or call (315) 686-2628.

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