The Rosebud was strip-built of tamarack following the classic lines of the Columbia dinghy from WoodenBoat plans. The tamarack was harvested from two large trees on our Norwich, Vermont property in June, 2012 and construction started in late summer. 100% of the wood in the boat is tamarack from our land!
The launch of “Badger” was attended by family and friends at Clark Center Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Badger’s design is based upon the lines and offsets from John Gardner's plans for a 14 foot rowing Peapod in his book, “Building Classic Small Craft.” In consultation with naval architect Paul Ricelli, the design was adapted for construction in 3/8 inch thick cypress strips, encapsulated in 10 oz fiberglass cloth. The keel is ash with red oak gunwales, pine thwarts, ipe oarlock pads and walnut breasthooks.
Seven Diamonds (named for the seven ash diamonds inlaid in the sides), paddled by Mark and Sheree Hanna on Tom’s Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest will be cruising the quiet waters of northern Michigan.