Dan Machowski is known as “the knot man” because he is an expert at it who enjoys teaching the skill to others. Dan is recently retired from DNR and now spends time coaching the sailing team of Bishop England. Our journalism classes at TGS invited Dan to visit on Wednesday, March 7th. We interviewed him about his long-time involvement in the Wooden Boat Show. The interview will appear in the book we are producing to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.
Dan has been to almost every Wooden Boat Show, teaching adults and kids alike to tie interesting and useful knots. He taught us a few while we ate our lunch during his visit, including the knot for handcuffs, which we immediately put to use for Romeo and Juliet! Dan invited the students to help out at his booth this October during the 2014 Wooden Boat Show and we look forward to seeing him again.