For Swanson Boat Company design/build services, call Rodger
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For Oarsman Marine Tallow and Oarsman Tallow Products,
call Rodger @ (860)299-6502, or
Oarsman Marine Tallow is also carried by
SHAW & TENNEY - 20 Water Street, Orono, ME 04473
CHESAPEAKE LIGHT CRAFT, LLC
- 1805 George Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Or, call 410-267-0137
Oarsman's Friend Hand Salve is also carried by
- CREATIVE FIBERS LLC - 645 Poquonock Avenue,
Windsor, CT 06095 Laura McSweeny, Owner
- THE CAVE Purveyors of Cheese, Chocolate and Wine
123 Reach Road, Brooklin, ME 04616
For Tradition-based Design/Build and Plans, Including
Outboard Power, We Highly Recommend:
Old Wharf Dory Company
170 Chequessett Neck Road
Wellfleet, MA 02677
"Wee Pup" 7' 10" x 3' 3" 1906 Winfield Thompson Tender
Contact Walter Wales at P. O. Box 43 Chamberlainm, MA 04541
Price for the set and rights to build one boat is $80.00.
These plans are superbly drafted. If you are considering building a
"Wee Pup" to the quality the design deserves, these plans are an
essential starting point.
Ship's Coye Forge (maker's of our Rigger's Knives) offers a full
range of authentic marine forgings. We believe them to be
among the finest we've seen--and Med and Mo just keep
They are located in Lisbon, New Hampshire
They speak for themselves better than I can. Please visit their website @
BOATBUILDING SUPPLIES AND PLANS
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related to boatbuilding, plans, accesories and the materials needed to make it happen. Used by both do-it-yourselfers and professionals.
You really have to check them out for yourself to appreciate what they have
HANDLAID FIBERGLASS ROWBOATS
Arbor Vitae Woodworking
47 Hungtington Avenue
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Besides being an outstanding hull-form, their Peapod is one of
the most nicely done boats I've seen in a good long while. Please check out their website. These guys do great work!
WOODSTRIP & KEVLAR GUIDE-BOATS
Justin and Ian Martin, the new owners of Adirondack Guide-Boat,
are continuing to produce boats truly superior in quality and performance.
(Dave Rosen and Steve Kaulback are still active in supporting roles.)
They're located at 6821 Route 7 South, North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473
I have rowed traditionally constructed guide-boats and can assure you
that these "modern" boats perform every bit as well as the originals.
A full range of well-though out accessories is available, including
superb oars and hardware.
PS: Their boats are routinely win in the Blackburn Challenge!