Peter has crafted a magnificent fibreglass/epoxy Chestnut patterned cedar-strip canoe
Peter Code is a master traditional boat builder with a shop in Port Credit, Ontario. A former boat building instructor, he has also recently purchased the Tender Craft Boat inventory. Peter’s craftsmanship is exemplary and his knowledge of wooden boat building techniques and materials is extensive.
For an introduction to Peter and his work, enjoy the additional photos and video below.
This mold is an exact replica of an original Chestnut Prospector canoe mold.
This Century ski boat is in for a comlete restoration. The rebuild will boast fir stringers, and a cold molded bottom with epoxied marine ply frames.
A recent “cruise” around the Internet revealed dozens of websites offering “free” plans for wooden boat enthusiasts. Although some of the sites use the word “free” falsely as a come-on, a number of sites do actually offer free plans.
A single example, for a 15 foot runabout, Merry Maid, is offered below. (Further details and diagrams for this boat appear in the website sponsoring the plans.)
Have fun searching the Net for the “perfect boat” for your budget and available time.
From Timber to Tide:
Ben Harris is a traditional wooden boat builder based in Cornwall, UK.
This video documents Ben’s love of wood work and boat building, how he acquired his skills and how incredible it is to be able to take something that you’ve built with your own hands out into the water and sail it across the sea.
A visit to the Buffalo Maritime Centre
The Centre is a hidden gem in downtown Buffalo, New York, for those who love wooden boats. Check out the opportunities below. Expertise, abundant space and resources are all here for the “do-it yourselfer.” The Centre is also home to the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the ACBS.