Okay... first I need to convince the trip leader that a dory would be a beautiful addition to the trip... THEN I need to BUILD it... FAST :)
I'm thinking Briggs... Possibly a decked Rouge...
Concerns of my trip leader: Carrying capacity of a dory!
We've got 8 people, 21 days and 5 boats including whatever I row... They're a little worried I won't be able to carry my fare share of the load in a dory. I need some…Continue
Although I will continue to post entries here that are particularly pertinent to wooden boatfolk, I have finally started a blog for myself that will include not only the progress on Edith, but other ramblings as well that do not need to clutter up the Wooden Boat People pages. If you get a hankering for more details and tangents, look here:
Just stumbled on this site and as a one boat builder myself thought it might be nice to share or talk to others about wooden boats.
I've always been fascinated by the history of stuff and wooden boats are no exception. I'm actually a bit jealous when I read all the neat stuff written by Brad, Roger, and others; it would seem you people out west have a much more "storied" history than us folks here in PA.
Besides, differences in the types of rivers and the availability of plywood, I would guess the biggest reason for us not having much of a wooden boat history is due to pollution. By the mid 1800's we had…Continue
Well, I'm committed. Or should be. Just received the first half of the lumber for a replica of Emery Kolb's EDITH, which was built 100 years ago this coming summer. The EDITH and its twin, DEFIANCE, rowed by brother Ellsworth, were built out of white cedar planking with white oak framework in Racine, Wisconsin. Brass screws, copper riveted lapstrake. My favorite style of building. The brothers launched in September in Green River, Wyoming, and followed Major Powell's route down the Green and…Continue