This boat was cast in 1980. The boat was an open
hull when it was delivered to me in Independence Oregon. We
built the boat to a point where it was then moved to Seattle,
Washington. I lived in the Duwamish boatyard in a 16 foot travel
trailer to get it ready for launching.
The cabin is fabricated from plywood with fiberglass
and gel coat over it. Decks are teak as is the cabin top. Many
of the items are completely hand made or custom fabricated for
the boat. I have all the details and will share with anyone
interested. Many pictures are available of the construction,
but I hate to bore people.
The Independence was launched in 1985, and I lived
aboard her for 5 years in the Seattle area. I then moved to
Long Beach California, where it is cruised now and enjoyed by
myself and many friends.
The boat is a Cascade 42. I lengthened it by adding
the sugar scoop and a bowsprit. The boat sails well in light
air and is very stable. All in all, it was a very good project
and one that taught me many things about boats and the boating
Should you desire any further information, you
may call me at 562.572.0695 or email me at Rags1488@aol.com.