Godfrey Stephens’ New 12\′ Pelican Sailboat

Godfrey sold his 39′ junk-rigged steel sailboat and has down-scaled. I stopped by his place in Victoria yesterday on my way north on Vancouver Island and saw the work-in-progress. It’s a total delight. Surprisingly spacious inside; he removed the centerboard (it’s mounted on the side). He’s got a sliding Lexan roof some can stay dry while sailing in the rain. Tiny stainless stove he welded up. All his carpentry is sculptural — the structural pieces look like bones. More (much more) on Godfrey to follow. https://www.godfreystephens.com

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Godfrey Stephens’ New 12\′ Pelican Sailboat

  1. izzit says:

    man I'm curious about that stove!!!

  2. Unknown says:

    What a beautiful Pelican conversion. Lovely lines to the new cabin. I'm curious to learn more about this little boat.

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