Coot is a Paul Gartside designed 16′ open water rowing skiff (design #115). She is planked in strip plank western red cedar, glass cloth and WEST system epoxy. The interior fitout features Tasmania’s beautiful endemic species—huon pine, king billy pine and celery top pine.
The boat was built by Denman Marine for a Port Huon client for river rowing and a spot of salmon fishing under oars.
F. Daniel Fry of Williamsport, PA, worked part-time over two years to complete his sailing dinghy from Paul Gartside's Riff design. Western red cedar strips were used to build her. She carries 80 sq ft of sail in her lug rig and Daniel says that, "It is an easy boat to trailer and set up and is a good sailing boat."