Ray & Anne's

Home-Built Tolman Alaskan Skiff

Begun: June 16, 2004

The Beginning





Cruising Plans



Launch Spring / Summer 2006

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Hookin' Up

Driving out of the back yard on launch day. The boat was not finished but after 2 years and 3 months it was time to give it some water.

There is not any extra space here. It looks like a trailer tug would be a wise investment.

Big boat, small pick-up. This is the Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab we got early last year, just waiting for a boat to pull.

Downtown Portland

Photo-op from east bank of the Willamette River.

The boat tracks well, and goes over wakes with no problems.

Moderate speed, nice clean wake.

Anne driving up the Willamette River near Portland. The front windshield has 1/4" acrylic and the rest of the windows are works in progress. The breeze felt good on the warm day, the last day of summer.


We made it back and the boat did fine. I forgot to tell Anne that she had to wade out in the water to hook up the bow and winch the boat on the trailer because I had to drive the boat onto the trailer. My feet are not wet.

©2004 Ray Brown & Anne Thompson