Jerry Stein of Neenah, Wisconsin, built this 15′ canoe, a Hiawatha design by Bear Mountain Boats, and shown in Canoecraft, by Ted Moores. He built the hull from western red cedar and ash, then sheathed it with fiberglass cloth, inside and out. Jerry finished the hull with 7 coats of spar varnish. He has enjoyed paddling his canoe on Lake Winnebago and the Waupaca Chain of Lakes in Wisconsin.
Dean Lasseter built this 16′ wood-strip canoe from plans by Bear Mountain Boats, named WARBLER by his daughter. He reports that the lines were taken by Bill Mason, drawn by Ted Moores, and faired by Steve Killing. Dean made the hull from pine strips, the seats and thwart from Arkansas cherry, and an accent from walnut. The Lasseter family launched her on August 13, 2011 on Shoal Creek near Joplin, Missouri. They’ll be floating on the rivers and streams of southwest Missouri, and the Buffalo River in Arkansas.
Gary Dean of Wadsworth, Ohio writes that he is sure that his wife is not the first woman to name her husband's project THE OTHER WOMAN. Gary spent nine months with this other woman, taking Ted Moores Rice Lake Skiff design and creating a shapely beauty. . The whole hull is finished bright so Gary's craftsmanship on her cedar-strip hull, with oak and walnut trim just glistens.
Woodrow Smith (standing) and Robert McDonnell (kneeling) built this Redbird design canoe, 17'9" long. They built her from scratch, starting with rough-cut lumber. They are proud of their work, as the canoe turned out to be a work of art.
As a student of Ted Moores' WoodenBoat School class, David Racicot worked on this strip-built Freedom 17 canoe, designed by Steve Killing. David took it home and launched it in September 2002 at Suffolk, VA. He used cedar strip with ash inwales and thwarts, cherry outwales, curly maple decks with a mahogany accent. David reports that the canoe is lightweight, fast, and a joy to paddle on Chesapeake Bay.
Robert Johnston gave this 17' Redbird canoe that he built to his brother, James Johnston, for James' 50th birthday. Robert used bead-and-cove cedar strips for the hull, then covered them with two coats of epoxy. The decks are cherry with purple heart inlays, the seat frames are ash with caned seats, and the wales are Spanish cedar. This canoe was only one of three boats he built in the year from July 2000 to July 2001. He also built a CLC rowing skiff for use on Lake Champlain, and a Glen-L drift boat for fishing on the Bow River in Alberta, Canada.
This Chestnut Prospector canoe is a design by Ted Moores of Bear Mountain Boat Shop. Don Sandall of Edmonds, WA, built the boat using cedar strip construction, then fiberglassed the hull inside and out. He then gave the hull 8 coats of UV protecting varnish. Length overall is 16' with a beam of 35".