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Rookie Pyros

It's been a big year for flooding in Flagstaff, and a rough year for the troll that lives under my bridge. In July he was swept away. When I returned from Maine and the Maritimes I exhumed the poor fellow Unfortunately he had lost his ceramic beer. I gave him [...]

August 29th, 2022|News|

Les Zigotos

Among the two dozen dories described in John  Gardner's seminal 1978 The Dory Book, one has always piqued my interest: The St. Pierre Working Dory. Unique to the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, south of Newfoundland, the ""grande doris" is described as as having the "hull of an [...]

August 28th, 2022|News|

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|

Fretwater Lines

Rookie Pyros

It's been a big year for flooding in Flagstaff, and a rough year for the troll that lives under my bridge. In July he was swept away. When I returned from Maine and the Maritimes I exhumed the poor fellow Unfortunately he had lost his ceramic beer. I gave him [...]

August 29th, 2022|News|

Les Zigotos

Among the two dozen dories described in John  Gardner's seminal 1978 The Dory Book, one has always piqued my interest: The St. Pierre Working Dory. Unique to the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, south of Newfoundland, the ""grande doris" is described as as having the "hull of an [...]

August 28th, 2022|News|

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|

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