A very special rowboat

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Woodwork |

One of the perks of being a custom builder is that every boat we build is unique.  Still, every now and then we have the privilege of building a boat that is really something special, both for us and for our customer.  Today we’re sharing one of these one-of-a-kind boats with you. Recently a Canadian lady came to us so we could help to recreate a rowboat she remembered from her youth. She was very specific about the wood style and grain,...

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One oar in the Water

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Just for Fun |

One of our rowing  friends  has been rowing laps of Seattle’s circular Green Lake for training. He has tendancy to always row around and around  the lake in the same direction ala NASCAR racing, though we warned him about that…. Here’s a recent photo of...

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Mailbag: Sailing in Texas

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Mailbag |

Regular followers of the “Available Now” listings in our Newsletter / Blog may remember that not long ago we listed a pre-owned Point Defiance for sale in Texas. We helped the seller find a new owner, who happily reported that he’s having fun and Point Defiance is a ‘great little boat.’ Here are a couple of photos of the Point Defiance under sail with her new...

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Mailbag: What came before the 10′ Navigator dinghy?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Mailbag |

Here is an oldie and a goodie that showed up in our Mailbag. We introduced the current version of our 10′ dinghy (the Navigator) with lapstrake hull in 2002. Did you know that the 10′ Navigator is actually an evolution of a smooth side, round hull 10′ boat we started building in 1988? There are still a lot of those early versions floating around and they still work just fine. We sold this one as a “used”...

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