Hi all,If anyone out there wants to take a two-week course in how to build a Briggs boat, I am offering one in Maine this summer at WoodenBoat School. June 30 thru July 13. We'll start with lofting…Continue
Started Dec 17, 2018
Hi all,I've been going back to WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine for about five years now, picking up amazing amounts of information and reveling in the incredible setting on the Eggemoggin Reach…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Dimock Jan 17, 2016.
Andy Hutchinson and I are on our way to New Zealand to build two open Briggs boats for a fellow down there. What fun.…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Baker Oct 26, 2014.
Hey y'all,We just spent a few days in my shop with Greg Loehr of Resin Research. He's been making leading-edge epoxies for the surfboard industry for the last three decades and has some products that…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Dimock Dec 12, 2011.
Cricket and I are excited to announce a course this November at Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the oldest working boat shop in the country and the birthplace of the ocean dory. We'll be building one or two McKenzies depending on class size, over the course of two adjacent three-day weekends. If anyone here is wanting to build a drift boat but are feeling too timid or don't feel they have the requisite skills, this is a wonderful opportunity in a truly amazing…Continue
Posted on April 6, 2022 at 12:04pm
I am excited to offer the McKenzie boat class again at WoodenBoat School in Maine this July. It's perfect for someone who really wants to build one but doesn't know how or where to start, or is intimidated by the array of skill sets necessary to do the job.
We will build the Hindman 16' Double-ender with transom.
We will start by lofting the boat from a table of offsets, correcting, customizing or idealizing as we go. We'll build all the frames, transom and a rolling-bevel…Continue
Posted on February 7, 2020 at 9:40am
Most of you folks here aren't in the market for class, but for those of you that are, I just posted my winter offerings. If you want to build a boat, shape an oar, cast custom bronze boat hardware--but don't have the nerve to start out on your own, this might be just the ticket.…Continue
Posted on December 11, 2017 at 10:09pm
We should probably be arrested for doing this but we did it:
Posted on August 23, 2016 at 11:15pm — 1 Comment
Thanks, you are a great help to a first time builder.
Brad, do you typically glass the bottom side of the top decking on your colorado river dory's?
Thanks Brad. I am building a Briggs dory but with stich and glue method. Do you have any suggestions for screwing the outer gunwhale using this method?
Thanks for your help,
I was reading latest post on your Fretwater blog about not gluing the outer gunwhale to the plywood side. Can you tell me the process you followed while building your colorado river dories last year?
Hi Brad -
Thanks... I talked to Roger this morning and we've been studying those pics to try and figure it out - pretty fun. I'll try Martin and see if he knows. hey if Kit Africa is drawn to river boats, he'll probably stop by... pretty sure I'll have the only Drift Boat there. I'll watch for him.
Dave Mortenson and I are going to spend some time "chatting" about our March trip - why don't you come with us & row Edith... ?? Just a thought - that would be pretty cool.
thanks Brad, appreciate all the information. are you guiding there this summer?
Thanks Brad, appreciate the info, am surprised you didn't mention Dubendorf and you're recommending a left run in Upset? I've run it left a couple of times in a dory but at much lower flows.
Hi Brad: met you on a grand trip couple of times, just wondering if you can give me any pearls of wisdom on a grand run at 25,000...seems our launch next month (July) will be sporting some flows higher than what I've run in a dory.
any info much appreciated, best, Jim