“That’s not a boat, it’s a museum piece. It’s too beautiful to put in the water.”
It spilled off tongue after tongue as visitors paced The Cowichan Bays Maritime centre’s 110 meter pier only to pause and marvel at the centres recent Small Wooden Boat Festival’s “most newsworthy boat.” and garnering a first place in the canoe category.
Arie Van Dyk’s 16-foot canoe earned the honour for the way he molded intricate layers of red and yellow cedar and a splash of mahogany into something guaranteed to catch the eye.
A 16 ft clinker canoe of larch on oak from John Gardners 'Classic Small Craft'. The cubbies aft and fore form watertight compartments. Two paddlers perched on the twarts need excellent coordination to avoid capsizing, but seated on the floor makes her a very stable even with a decent swell. Launched at Lough Bunny in the Burren under the sunset shadow of Mullaghmore, Co Clare (IRE).
After two decades of intermittent work, Wesley Wenhardt, Executive Director of the Foss Waterway Seaport got to try his famous “J” stroke on his casually restored piece of canoeing history. Wes hopes to be seen paddling the byways of the Foss Waterway in Tacoma later this summer.
Sorry for my English but I write the translator google.
I built a canoe with wood strip technology.
Long Tail 6.5hp motor rigidly with the possibility of raising and lowering the shaft + teleflex.
The float stabilizacujnym also made in the technology of wood strip the cockpit for the dog.
Kanu is being modified - release the engine exhaust muffler for water, seats with backs will be new rattan.
Everyone seems to love this little boat. Building one of Iain Oughtred’s designs has been a real pleasure — his plans are superb and to my eye at least are a work of art on their own. She performs really well, just out paddling, fishing or taking on some easy rivers. I am thinking of adding a small sprit rig for light airs. Stability is limited so this could be interesting!
Growler is our new, highly versatile transom-stern cruising canoe, and “big sister” to our popular and highly acclaimed 12 ft. solo canoe, Newt. Growler is based on the same hull form as Newt, but is capable of carrying considerably larger loads, including up to 3 passengers.
Growler displays excellent performance with canoe paddles, and also oars, with a small skeg added to the stern for superior tracking while rowing. And, for extended cruising, she features a transom for mounting a small electric or gasoline outboard motor.
After the parts were cut from marine plywood by their grandfather, Tavish and Niam Rogers assembled their first boat using copper ring nails and polyurethane construction adhesive. The boys then painted the boat, attached foam swim “noodles” and decals to personalize this Fritz Funk design (Search “Wacky Lassie”). The boat is unsinkable and measures 11 feet six inches length, thirty inches beam at the gunnel. Puffin is propelled by double paddles that the boys helped finish.
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.
Emma Grace is 8 years old. She and I built the 16-foot Chestnut Prospector in the Spring using plans from Sandy Point Boatworks. We have been enjoying it all Summer long along Florida’s Canoe Trail. This Winter we are planning to build a Glen-L 14 sailboat. Wes Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Richard Hudak, of Hilo, Hawaii, built this gleaming 16′ canoe from sugi cedar. He cut the tree down and milled the wood himself. He made the gunwale and seats from sprice, and the rails, stems, and breasthooks from koa. He made the paddle from Portuguese cypress, spruce, and sugi cedar. This photograph was taken on New Year's Eve at Reeds Bay on the Big Island in Hawaii.
I started designing her in June of 2008. I had to put her up each fall to work on Christmas presents among other projects, but launched her this past weekend. Features include an hourglass football, maple burl decks, maple veneer stripes on the gunwales, no staple construction (I bungee'd each strip to the previous one and let it dry), carved mahogany and walnut seat and yolk and sunburst pattern in the caning of the seats. Now I need to convert my utility trailer to a boat trailer so I don't beat her up on the top of my car.
JULES was launched on the island of Kauai this spring and Rob paddles her in the ocean waters behind reefs — primarily for fishing. with the outrigger, she is “stand up safe” and wonderful to fish from. Rob named JULES after his highschool sweetheart, whom he has reacquainted with after 30 years. Rob states: “throughout the three month part-time build Julie was always on my mind driving me to perfection.”