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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.
“Sue Seay Q” a 9′6″ Nutshell Pram Kit built by Guy Seay Jr. was launched on Aug 29th 2014. The family project enlisted son’s Michael and Eric along with wife Sue. Guy built the Nutshell in his barn in Upper Saddle River NJ. Launching took place on Barnegat Bay, NJ off of Long Beach Island.
This Passagemaker dinghy, one of Chesapeake Light Craft's designs, was built by Mark R. Allen of Reston, Virginia, for Brian White. Intended for use her as a tender for the White family's trawler, the dinghy will see use in Chesapeake Bay.
Just launched May 15, my Point Comfort 23, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.The glass over marine ply hull is to plan, but the interior is mostly mine, including the steam bent white oak t-top frame and marine ply cover, and teak covered vertical surfaces.
After forty years of building skiffs and dories, first, under the tutelage of the old timer, Fred Tarbox, at Lowell’s Boat Shop and later as Parker River Boat Works, this will be my first published launching.