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Spring Sprung

Back in the boatshop we turned things up to eleven. Bears Ears needed a fair amount of work before going to her new owner, but first she needed a good drying out. So up the ceiling with her while we did last details on the Doryak triplets. Joe came back [...]

April 12th, 2021|News|

Diamond Desert Done

I’ve roamed and I’ve rambled And I followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands Of her diamond deserts… Woody Guthrie This Land was Made for You and Me Brin picked a name for the boat and it's a fine one. Diamond Desert. He had to go back to work, poor [...]

March 15th, 2021|News|

Babe

The doryaks are taking a short vacation while we bang out an all new boat. It's basically a Briggs Grand Canyon Dory, but about a foot-and-a-half shorter and nearly a foot wider. Why? Well, over the past few decades so many gravity sports have gone shorter and wider: Skis, surfboards, [...]

February 16th, 2021|News|

Triplets and Play

Here it is mid-February and I haven't gotten caught up on shop doings in nearly two months. Bad blog boy. Apologies. Okay, here we are preparing to put the bottom on the doryak triplets. We came up with this process a couple years ago. The traditional wooden inner chine is [...]

February 16th, 2021|News|

Dory Moon Yampa Desolation Extravaganza

Each year a gang of eccentric old dory boatmen, myself included, try to orchestrate an eccentric river trip for our eccentric clientele. We look for a classic river trip, then add several more days and upstream or downstream miles. This year we are planning an extensive trip in the upper [...]

January 20th, 2021|News|

Back to the Boatshop

After a few days in the Lazyboy chair it was time to get back to work. Cataract had a few issues that needed attention: And Hetch Hetchy has an issue as well: We got a contract for another 1/6 scale dory and set to work on that: We encountered a [...]

December 18th, 2020|News|

McKenzie Dory Boatbuilding Class

Good News! For those of you that, like me, were so sad to see WoodenBoat School close for the 2020 season, I'm delighted to announce we are on track for a full season in 2021. With the good news of Covid vaccines coming online in the next few months, there's [...]

November 24th, 2020|News|

Wooden Armada

In late September Grand Canyon National Park released a few private trip permits to the first callers after 7 AM. After 387 calls, I was the first. I guess they got to the office a little late. Anyhow, we suddenly had two weeks to assemble a private trip. We decided [...]

November 10th, 2020|News|

Fretwater Lines

Spring Sprung

Back in the boatshop we turned things up to eleven. Bears Ears needed a fair amount of work before going to her new owner, but first she needed a good drying out. So up the ceiling with her while we did last details on the Doryak triplets. Joe came back [...]

April 12th, 2021|News|

Diamond Desert Done

I’ve roamed and I’ve rambled And I followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands Of her diamond deserts… Woody Guthrie This Land was Made for You and Me Brin picked a name for the boat and it's a fine one. Diamond Desert. He had to go back to work, poor [...]

March 15th, 2021|News|

Babe

The doryaks are taking a short vacation while we bang out an all new boat. It's basically a Briggs Grand Canyon Dory, but about a foot-and-a-half shorter and nearly a foot wider. Why? Well, over the past few decades so many gravity sports have gone shorter and wider: Skis, surfboards, [...]

February 16th, 2021|News|

Triplets and Play

Here it is mid-February and I haven't gotten caught up on shop doings in nearly two months. Bad blog boy. Apologies. Okay, here we are preparing to put the bottom on the doryak triplets. We came up with this process a couple years ago. The traditional wooden inner chine is [...]

February 16th, 2021|News|

Dory Moon Yampa Desolation Extravaganza

Each year a gang of eccentric old dory boatmen, myself included, try to orchestrate an eccentric river trip for our eccentric clientele. We look for a classic river trip, then add several more days and upstream or downstream miles. This year we are planning an extensive trip in the upper [...]

January 20th, 2021|News|

Back to the Boatshop

After a few days in the Lazyboy chair it was time to get back to work. Cataract had a few issues that needed attention: And Hetch Hetchy has an issue as well: We got a contract for another 1/6 scale dory and set to work on that: We encountered a [...]

December 18th, 2020|News|

McKenzie Dory Boatbuilding Class

Good News! For those of you that, like me, were so sad to see WoodenBoat School close for the 2020 season, I'm delighted to announce we are on track for a full season in 2021. With the good news of Covid vaccines coming online in the next few months, there's [...]

November 24th, 2020|News|

Wooden Armada

In late September Grand Canyon National Park released a few private trip permits to the first callers after 7 AM. After 387 calls, I was the first. I guess they got to the office a little late. Anyhow, we suddenly had two weeks to assemble a private trip. We decided [...]

November 10th, 2020|News|

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