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Points North

With boat school over for the year, I dropped Cricket off at the airport *sigh* and headed down the coast to Machais to visit my friend Ned. Mainers call going northeast along the coast going down east. Just cuz. I guess it's down current. When Ned was visiting us in [...]

July 28th, 2022|News|

Splash and Giggle

Somehow our Doryak class at WoodenBoat School in June attracted a truly astonishing group of wonderful, talented folks. Several were veterans of early classes I've taught, and all were extremely motivated. We did what we thought was highly unlikely if not impossible: build and finish two fully decked Doryaks in [...]

July 27th, 2022|News|

Amesbury Jane

June 11. Finally time to leave the heat and wind that tormented us all spring and fly East. Here we are savoring the lounge at some airport. But we made it to Bangor by midnight and woke up esconced at WoodenBoat School's wonderful campus by Eggemoggin Reach--a branch of Penobscot [...]

July 27th, 2022|News|

Boatbuilding at the Center of the Dory Universe

Building the McKenzie River Dory at Lowell's Boat Shop. Two three-day weekends, November 11–20 Instructors: Cricket Rust and Brad Dimock Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachussetts is the oldest working boatshop in the country and the birthplace of the iconic Grand Banks Dory. There is no more fitting or magical [...]

April 6th, 2022|News|

Oh Wow! Wheee!

All of a sudden the Owyhee River went from way too low to just right. But probably not for long. Cricket and I loaded up a Doryak and a Tandori, grabbed RJ and his Doryak in Boulder City, and sped north across Nevada. Which is a very long, tall state. [...]

April 6th, 2022|News|

Boatman’s Holiday

Vladimir takes drop shadows to the next level as we finish Duwamps. #vksigns rules! And with the paint barely dry we heap nine boats on the trailers and head for the San Juan River. We unload at sunset and spend an evening rousing a lot of rabble. Rock Lobster gets [...]

March 13th, 2022|News|

Double Chubble

Fretwater Boatworks is featured in this month's Arizona Highways in a beautiful story by Larry Cheek, with wonderful photographs by Dawn Kish. Grab a copy while it's still on the stands. With the Tandoris finished we wasted no time in launching into the next pair of boats. A few years [...]

March 2nd, 2022|News|

Rock Lobster

Catch up time again. My college pal Larry brought in his old Tatman drift boat, Josie. We tried to save his original floor and chines a few years back but it was in vain. A subsequent adventure with the bottom of the river sealed its fate. Time for a new [...]

March 2nd, 2022|News|

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Points North

With boat school over for the year, I dropped Cricket off at the airport *sigh* and headed down the coast to Machais to visit my friend Ned. Mainers call going northeast along the coast going down east. Just cuz. I guess it's down current. When Ned was visiting us in [...]

July 28th, 2022|News|

Splash and Giggle

Somehow our Doryak class at WoodenBoat School in June attracted a truly astonishing group of wonderful, talented folks. Several were veterans of early classes I've taught, and all were extremely motivated. We did what we thought was highly unlikely if not impossible: build and finish two fully decked Doryaks in [...]

July 27th, 2022|News|

Amesbury Jane

June 11. Finally time to leave the heat and wind that tormented us all spring and fly East. Here we are savoring the lounge at some airport. But we made it to Bangor by midnight and woke up esconced at WoodenBoat School's wonderful campus by Eggemoggin Reach--a branch of Penobscot [...]

July 27th, 2022|News|

Boatbuilding at the Center of the Dory Universe

Building the McKenzie River Dory at Lowell's Boat Shop. Two three-day weekends, November 11–20 Instructors: Cricket Rust and Brad Dimock Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachussetts is the oldest working boatshop in the country and the birthplace of the iconic Grand Banks Dory. There is no more fitting or magical [...]

April 6th, 2022|News|

Oh Wow! Wheee!

All of a sudden the Owyhee River went from way too low to just right. But probably not for long. Cricket and I loaded up a Doryak and a Tandori, grabbed RJ and his Doryak in Boulder City, and sped north across Nevada. Which is a very long, tall state. [...]

April 6th, 2022|News|

Boatman’s Holiday

Vladimir takes drop shadows to the next level as we finish Duwamps. #vksigns rules! And with the paint barely dry we heap nine boats on the trailers and head for the San Juan River. We unload at sunset and spend an evening rousing a lot of rabble. Rock Lobster gets [...]

March 13th, 2022|News|

Double Chubble

Fretwater Boatworks is featured in this month's Arizona Highways in a beautiful story by Larry Cheek, with wonderful photographs by Dawn Kish. Grab a copy while it's still on the stands. With the Tandoris finished we wasted no time in launching into the next pair of boats. A few years [...]

March 2nd, 2022|News|

Rock Lobster

Catch up time again. My college pal Larry brought in his old Tatman drift boat, Josie. We tried to save his original floor and chines a few years back but it was in vain. A subsequent adventure with the bottom of the river sealed its fate. Time for a new [...]

March 2nd, 2022|News|

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