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Rooting for More Roots

A full day passed after we got off the Guide Training trip in Grand Canyon before we were rolling north at first light. We felt so rested. If I recall correctly, Nevada looks like this. The brothels are in disarray. We holed up in Klamath Falls for the night, then [...]

May 18th, 2023|News|

Springtime at Fretwater

Once again months have sped by while I sit idle, not blogging. Well, actually, not entirely idle. I am finally catching my breath after a multi-month sprint. Let's see--it was February last time I checked in. We had to pause and celebrate our patron saint's birthday. But I did my [...]

May 16th, 2023|News|

Help Fund the Dory Heritage Project

In late May Cricket and I will join Graham McKay, Executive Director of Lowell's Boat Shop, and Douglas Brooks, renown documenter and builder of traditional Japanese boats, in Shelburne Nova Scotia. We will spend the next two weeks working with Milford Buchanan, the last builder of the iconic Shelburne Dory. [...]

February 21st, 2023|News|

Looking Good

Time flies. And it's way past time to update the blog. I'll start with sharing this exciting photo. The inside of my eyeballs are doing fine--don't they look great? Here are some shots of what they get to see as I sip my morning coffee. We had a magnificent series [...]

February 12th, 2023|News|

2023 Boatbuilding Classes with Cricket and Brad

Here's a heads up on the classes Cricket and I will be teaching at WoodenBoat School. Click the links for a full description. So sorry! Both classes are full as of January 5. You can get on a waiting list if you like, as some folks do cancel once they [...]

December 30th, 2022|News|

WTF–a peculiar river trip

Walter's Camp to Fisher's Landing (WTF) is a little visited flatwater run on the very lower Colorado. Slow flat water, no rapids, complicated to access, limited hiking options due to impenetrable tule grass, unpredictable water levels, and for the most part, simply pointless. We love that sort of thing. For [...]

December 30th, 2022|News|

Bears Ears and other stories

First, an important announcement. No, we are not selling Fretwater Trading Cards. Or at least not yet. Off Center Harbor, a website out of Brooklin, Maine, where Cricket and I teach, did a lovely video about the course we taught last month at Lowell's Boat Shop in northern Massachusetts. They [...]

December 24th, 2022|News|

A fourth brood of triplet Doryaks

Before Cricket and I headed East, we got the crew started on three more personal Doryaks--the fourth set of triplets to be birthed here. Here's Bruce learning the fine art of quick and dirty scarfing. Glade cutting framing parts. Three sets of side panels getting glued up. Turns out you [...]

November 27th, 2022|News|

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Rooting for More Roots

A full day passed after we got off the Guide Training trip in Grand Canyon before we were rolling north at first light. We felt so rested. If I recall correctly, Nevada looks like this. The brothels are in disarray. We holed up in Klamath Falls for the night, then [...]

May 18th, 2023|News|

Springtime at Fretwater

Once again months have sped by while I sit idle, not blogging. Well, actually, not entirely idle. I am finally catching my breath after a multi-month sprint. Let's see--it was February last time I checked in. We had to pause and celebrate our patron saint's birthday. But I did my [...]

May 16th, 2023|News|

Help Fund the Dory Heritage Project

In late May Cricket and I will join Graham McKay, Executive Director of Lowell's Boat Shop, and Douglas Brooks, renown documenter and builder of traditional Japanese boats, in Shelburne Nova Scotia. We will spend the next two weeks working with Milford Buchanan, the last builder of the iconic Shelburne Dory. [...]

February 21st, 2023|News|

Looking Good

Time flies. And it's way past time to update the blog. I'll start with sharing this exciting photo. The inside of my eyeballs are doing fine--don't they look great? Here are some shots of what they get to see as I sip my morning coffee. We had a magnificent series [...]

February 12th, 2023|News|

2023 Boatbuilding Classes with Cricket and Brad

Here's a heads up on the classes Cricket and I will be teaching at WoodenBoat School. Click the links for a full description. So sorry! Both classes are full as of January 5. You can get on a waiting list if you like, as some folks do cancel once they [...]

December 30th, 2022|News|

WTF–a peculiar river trip

Walter's Camp to Fisher's Landing (WTF) is a little visited flatwater run on the very lower Colorado. Slow flat water, no rapids, complicated to access, limited hiking options due to impenetrable tule grass, unpredictable water levels, and for the most part, simply pointless. We love that sort of thing. For [...]

December 30th, 2022|News|

Bears Ears and other stories

First, an important announcement. No, we are not selling Fretwater Trading Cards. Or at least not yet. Off Center Harbor, a website out of Brooklin, Maine, where Cricket and I teach, did a lovely video about the course we taught last month at Lowell's Boat Shop in northern Massachusetts. They [...]

December 24th, 2022|News|

A fourth brood of triplet Doryaks

Before Cricket and I headed East, we got the crew started on three more personal Doryaks--the fourth set of triplets to be birthed here. Here's Bruce learning the fine art of quick and dirty scarfing. Glade cutting framing parts. Three sets of side panels getting glued up. Turns out you [...]

November 27th, 2022|News|

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