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Pocket Yachter Members

Get to know a few of our members and their boats. Contact us to share yours.
Dan Pence - Ginger
Ginger is an electric boat by Dan Pence and Pat Spurlock of Portland Oregon. Launched in 1998 and still in the Pence family, Gingers hull is strip planked western red cedar over plywood bulkheads. Power is stored in a 12 KWH li-Ion battery pack, this electricity is fed to an antique forklift motor to give a 50 mile range.
Brandt Faatz - Chloe
S/V Chloe is a 26’ Nordic Folkboat launched in 1960. Originally mahogany planked, she was replanked with Alaskan yellow cedar in the 1980’s. Her deck was later rebuilt, and a self-bailing cockpit added. Brandt Faatz purchased Chloe in 2019 from The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, where he served as Executive Director from 2016 to 2020.
Bob Miller
Bob is a veteran Pocket Yachters member, having moved to Port Townsend in 2005. He is also an alum and retired instructor (maritime history) of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. In addition, he is a retired high school teacher (American Studies, Humanities) and a retired Coast Guard officer.