Double Chubble

2022-03-02T23:57:41+00:00March 2nd, 2022|News|

Fretwater Boatworks is featured in this month's Arizona Highways in a beautiful story by Larry Cheek, with wonderful photographs by Dawn Kish. Grab [...]

Rock Lobster

2022-03-02T20:12:15+00:00March 2nd, 2022|News|

Catch up time again. My college pal Larry brought in his old Tatman drift boat, Josie. We tried to save his original floor [...]

Tandori Number One: Vaquita

2022-01-29T22:48:16+00:00January 29th, 2022|News|

About a year ago we drew up a new variation on our wee Doryak--a two-man version Cricket dubbed the Tandori. Our friend Brin, [...]

A flurry of boat projects

2022-01-29T20:02:32+00:00January 29th, 2022|News|

Bad blogger boy is back, trying to catch up once again. You see the workday in the shop begins before I'm conscious enough [...]

Doryak Building Class!

2021-12-22T20:26:20+00:00December 22nd, 2021|News|

Hey, all you folks that have been asking about building a Doryak: Reservations for the Doryak Class at WoodenBoat School back in Brooklin, [...]

Reinventing Ouzel

2021-12-13T06:07:33+00:00December 13th, 2021|News|

Back in 1994 I made an inventory of the known Briggs Grand Canyon Dories. The last one built and delivered to Martin Litton [...]

Doryak triplets again

2021-11-26T18:42:31+00:00November 25th, 2021|News|

We hit the ground running on November 5 with three doryaks to build. As usual, the hulls come together deceptively fast. Hannah's lovely [...]

Summer fades to fall

2021-10-25T17:26:58+00:00October 25th, 2021|News|

I got back home in mid-August in time to see the biggest flood of the Rio de Flag in local memory. This was [...]

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