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Tandori Number One: Vaquita

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, who commissioned the Diamond Desert dory we built last year, wanted number one. The day before we began his build, we knocked together a prototype hull--for a [...]

January 29th, 2022|News|

A flurry of boat projects

Bad blogger boy is back, trying to catch up once again. You see the workday in the shop begins before I'm conscious enough to write. And the workday often ends in chaos, our obsessions dragging into the evening and blending into happy hour(s). But today we're between projects, so I'll [...]

January 29th, 2022|News|

Doryak Building Class!

Hey, all you folks that have been asking about building a Doryak: Reservations for the Doryak Class at WoodenBoat School back in Brooklin, Maine, will open January 3. I think class is limited to twelve students, and if it fills we plan to build two of the adorable little things. [...]

December 22nd, 2021|News|

Reinventing Ouzel

Back in 1994 I made an inventory of the known Briggs Grand Canyon Dories. The last one built and delivered to Martin Litton had a serial number indicating it was hull #36 of that design. At that time I could only come up with 29 of them, and rumors of [...]

December 13th, 2021|News|

Doryak triplets again

We hit the ground running on November 5 with three doryaks to build. As usual, the hulls come together deceptively fast. Hannah's lovely bouquet of bronze screws. Bottoms up! We dedicated the new hulls in proper fashion with some Arizona-made sake. Delicious. We also kicked off the winter with a [...]

November 25th, 2021|News|

Summer fades to fall

I got back home in mid-August in time to see the biggest flood of the Rio de Flag in local memory. This was but one of several floods in this summer astonishing monsoon season. Unfortunately these sudden localized blasts do little to alleviate the drought. Back in the shop I [...]

October 25th, 2021|News|

Book-learnin’ at WoodenBoat School

In late July I dropped Cricket and Pat off at the airport to return to the West and, what with the Canadian border being closed, I took my free week and headed back toward Ithaca, New York, where my Odyssey began 68 years ago. On the way I visited Douglas [...]

September 12th, 2021|News|

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Tandori Number One: Vaquita

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, who commissioned the Diamond Desert dory we built last year, wanted number one. The day before we began his build, we knocked together a prototype hull--for a [...]

January 29th, 2022|News|

A flurry of boat projects

Bad blogger boy is back, trying to catch up once again. You see the workday in the shop begins before I'm conscious enough to write. And the workday often ends in chaos, our obsessions dragging into the evening and blending into happy hour(s). But today we're between projects, so I'll [...]

January 29th, 2022|News|

Doryak Building Class!

Hey, all you folks that have been asking about building a Doryak: Reservations for the Doryak Class at WoodenBoat School back in Brooklin, Maine, will open January 3. I think class is limited to twelve students, and if it fills we plan to build two of the adorable little things. [...]

December 22nd, 2021|News|

Reinventing Ouzel

Back in 1994 I made an inventory of the known Briggs Grand Canyon Dories. The last one built and delivered to Martin Litton had a serial number indicating it was hull #36 of that design. At that time I could only come up with 29 of them, and rumors of [...]

December 13th, 2021|News|

Doryak triplets again

We hit the ground running on November 5 with three doryaks to build. As usual, the hulls come together deceptively fast. Hannah's lovely bouquet of bronze screws. Bottoms up! We dedicated the new hulls in proper fashion with some Arizona-made sake. Delicious. We also kicked off the winter with a [...]

November 25th, 2021|News|

Summer fades to fall

I got back home in mid-August in time to see the biggest flood of the Rio de Flag in local memory. This was but one of several floods in this summer astonishing monsoon season. Unfortunately these sudden localized blasts do little to alleviate the drought. Back in the shop I [...]

October 25th, 2021|News|

Book-learnin’ at WoodenBoat School

In late July I dropped Cricket and Pat off at the airport to return to the West and, what with the Canadian border being closed, I took my free week and headed back toward Ithaca, New York, where my Odyssey began 68 years ago. On the way I visited Douglas [...]

September 12th, 2021|News|

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