Oar & Paddle

My first boat and first build

"If you want something nice, build it yourself." I've wanted a boat most of my life but was never in a position to afford or transport one. But, last summer I decided I couldn't wait any longer and attempted building my first boat. 400 labor hours and countless new woodworking skills later it was done! I am now the proud owner of a 15' Rangeley Cedar Strip Lake boat, and it is a beauty. I ordered the plans from Newfound Woodworks but sourced and milled all of my own materials. The boat sports a cedar hull, ash keel, mahogany seats, ash & keel gunnels, and custom cast bronze oarlocks. I get comments every time I take it out.

The Rangeley rowboat floats like a dream and glides across the water. My go-to rowing spot is a large local reservoir with a calm connecting river. This gives me opportunities to row in choppy open waters, windy streams, and to navigate through countless branches from underwater trees.


From the Community



Herreshoff 12 For Sale

Well maintained. Sailed regularly. Winter storage in Salem, MA. $20,000 or best offer.


21' Handy Billy launch

21' Handy Billy launch designed by Harry Bryan and built by Geoff Kerr/Two Daughters Boatworks.