• Coracles,  In Progress,  Our Projects

    The Lily Pad

    The Lily Pad is a small coracle (36″ x 48″) inspired by the Ironbridge coracle tradition. Designed for those of moderate-weight and young paddlers, this boat has a markedly flat hull  for excellent primary stability and a relatively stable ride. …

  • Coracles,  In Progress,  Our Projects

    A Coracle for Will

    One of our founding boatwrights, Will Zacker, works on a coracle to paddle with his young daughter.  The coracle needs to be a bit longer to accommodate two people, one in front and one to the rear. It will also…

  • Materials,  Our Projects,  Wood

    Ashes to Boats

    The sad truth is that there is a glut of Ash at the sawmills, and soon, there will be none. The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species from Asia, has decimated Pennsylvania’s stately Ash population. The forests won’t be the…

  • In Progress,  Our Projects,  Stand-Up Paddle Craft

    Stand Up Paddle-Cat

    Sometimes even a relatively large project takes unexpected turns.  I set out to build some outriggers for a sailing canoe. I used stitch and glue construction techniques, which are becoming a contemporary stand-by in boat construction these days. As it…