The book that covers all the back story behind the 1950's Grand Canyon dory GEM has just been released!
It's called Big Water, Little Boats and included boat dimensions and almost 200 photos of historic Grand Canyon watercraft and river runners. The story included a recounting of a river trip on the highest water ever run in Grand Canyon, 126,000 second…Continue
I am trying to figure out what it might take to fix this boat up and maybe use it for a couple of year. It has what appears to be a 1/4 " thick sheet of plastic on the bottom and a 1/2 wide plastic strip around the bottom edge it is all attached with glue and SS screws. It is all ¼ marine plywood with oak spares and hand rail with a ½ “plywood bottom. The inside was vanished I would assume with some type of marine product and a solid color paint on the outside.
I thinking I need…Continue
I am making a one man boat. I am using design aspects from a lot of different styles and contours. My question is, How do you determine where the oar locks to be, and how does that relate to the seat location?
Dear friends! This photo was done in in Saint-Petersburg at the beginning of the 20th century. The boat is called "GATCHINKA" after the name of town near Saint-Petersbutg. This boat is not very typical for Russia. May be someone know the similar types...…Continue