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Recreational Rowing – A Designer’s Career

Recreational Rowing – A Designer’s Career

By |March 20th, 2020|Boat Building, Design, Recreational Rowing, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Stunning Boat Photos By Simon Griffiths

Stunning professional photography with just enough text to anchor the images without distracting from the visual feast:  Simon Griffiths is a well published photographer who has turned his lens from food and gardens to boats!  He has a boating family history which was a bit of a prompt.

Simon’s latest book is simply titled BOAT and […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Recreational Rowing, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Australasian Amateur Boat Builder Article

The Australasian Amateur Boat Builder magazine (Issue # 91) hit the magazine racks in October 2015.  It contains an article on Australia’s New Recreational Rowing Movement.

It features Derwent Skiffs and Derwent Raiders.  They are creating the opportunity for you to get back into rowing for the exercise and pleasure, but doing it in a boat […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Boat Building, Recreational Rowing, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Boat Design Update

Designing For What You Want

Some people want a kit. (Your own personal build experience)
Some want a finished wooden boat. “No plastic please!”   (Plastic being a gently derogatory term for composites in general)
Others want a finished composite boat. “No wood please!”  (Fearing a maintenance burden – whether right or wrong)
Some people may value a finished composite […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Boat Building, Design, Recreational Rowing|0 Comments

Cairns Launch + Neat Trolley and Roof Rack

Hew Mills launched his beautifully made Derwent Skiff in Cairns at the beginning of August (2015). Just have a look at the great finish in his varnishing.

The next thing to notice is the neat roof rack. Hew used a bit of old mast to extend the rack out to the back of his car so […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Recreational Rowing|0 Comments

One Special Chance – Join the Recreational Rowing Movement

A while back, buried in an email was: “One lucky rower can save $1,000 off the regular price of $6,500 for these new light-weight boats. All you need to do is add oars, roof rack and water.”

Time is up this Sunday 9 Aug. Contact Allan ( mob. 0408 331 510 )

But there is more:

Keep […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Recreational Rowing|0 Comments

Rare Waterfront Boat Building Space!

Hobart Waterfront Boat Building Space – How good is that!

The Royal Hobart Regatta Association, under the leadership of Geoff Lucas, has cleaned out a secure waterfront space. They are using part of the area to restore an old Fazackerley dinghy in much need of repair. That will be quite a project in itself. […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Boat Building|0 Comments