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The Tools You Need to Make a Boat

Surprisingly if you are about to undertake building your own boat, there are only a small selection of tools that you will need. In this blog we set out to list the most important tools you need for boat building which include: Measuring and Layout Cutting and Shaping Clamps Safety Gear Measuring and Layout Tools […]

How to Leather an Oar

How to Leather an Oar

All oars need protection, where the oars sit in the oar locks. As you can imagine there is much chaffing and rubbing at this joint and so if you left the wood of the oar exposed it would soon start to splinter. Some people just shove a cloth in the joint to protect the wood […]

What is a Dory? – Part 2

Swampscott Dory’s

Stepping back aboard our small fishing dory, we take back to the water to try and understand better the different nuances between these popular crafts. In part one of our blog we learned all about the original grand banks dory, and how unstable it can be. In this edition we look at other types of […]