Little Wooden Boat
CONSTRUCTION of a 12-FT LAPSTRAKE FLATBOTTOM ROW BOAT,
WORKING AT AN APPRENTICESHIP-BASED BOAT SHOP IN MAINE
Rockland - Maine / 2014
I worked to hand build a traditional wooden boat. The boat is a 12-foot long lapstrake-planked flat-bottom rowing skiff. The core structural components are made of white oak. The sides are planked in pine and the bottom is planked in cedar. The breasthooks and quarter knees are made of locus, to accommodate the structural curvature of these pieces. It can float 500 pounds of weight and is best suited to moving small volumes of goods and people between docks and harbor moorings, or pleasure cruising on Walden Pond. It took me three months to complete the build.