On July 7, 2012, Oliver Ilg of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil launched a 16′6″ Duck Trap Wherry. He writes, "Although not as perfect as I would like to have built it, she is not bad for a first glued-lapstrake project!" He built the hull from 6mm marine plywood made of rose cedar. She weighs only 130 lbs and rows like a dream. He plans to add some teak floorboards later as he hates leaving footprints all over the bottom of the boat. Plans for the wherry are available from Walter Simmons of Duck Trap, Maine.
Members of Marietta Boatbuilding Workshop built this Newfoundland Trap Skiff. They plan to sell her as a fundraising project for the Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club of Marietta Ohio. She was built during the summers of 2001 and 2002 with white cedar planking over white oak frames. The thwarts and transom are mahogany. Fastenings are copper and bronze. Walter Simmons designed this 19' x 5'4" skiff. After launching her on November 23, 2002, they found she rowed very well with the 10' oars, and sailed 'very fast' under her cat ketch rig.
MAE is a 9′7″ Maine Skiff designed by Walter Simmons of Ducktrap Woodworking in Ducktrap, Maine, and built by Edward Engarto of Bath, New York. Edward spent three years building MAE using traditional methods and copper or bronze fastenings. The planking is white pine, the stem and transom are oak, and the quarter knees are mahogany. Edward also made the spruce oars. He and his wife Michelle enjoy rowing MAE on New York’s Finger Lakes.
Bill McCullom of Boxford, Massachusetts, took a lofting class at Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts, before buying the plans for Walter Simmons's 17' lapstrake canoe. McCullom laid lapped cedar strakes on ash frames, trimmed the boat in mahogany, and then finished the hull with varnish and Kirby's Bottle Green paint. Plans are available from Walter Simmons at www.duck-trap.com.