Tried the Wee Lassie II on the bay in front of the house. This is the first time I've built the bigger Wee Lassie so I wanted to see how it paddled. Not much different, maybe a bit stiffer, and it should be faster due to the longer waterline.
Delivered the cosine wherry to it's new owners. Putting it up on the roof of the van was a bit scary; it's not heavy (about 95 lbs.) but you don't want to drop it! All went well, and she's in her new home on Vancouver Island.
The new sliding seat rowboat is in the water, and I've made several trips back and forth to Madeira Park and Garden Bay. It's very fast, and uses almost all the muscle groups, makes for a nice workout.
It handles boat wakes and winds fairly well, really a pleasure to row.
Well its wet here, but from the rain, not the launch. As usual, I got so engaged in the launch process that I forgot to take photos. We launched "Pollito" at the end of the April Tools wooden boat challenge, which meant that I got to show it off to the spectators. The boat fit nicely into the back of Andre's GMC Suburban with a flag and a few hold down straps.
Here I am just before the launch of a new Cosine Wherry. This is the seventh wherry that I have created, and was made for a client in Alberta, who made the trip out here to pick up the boat. I was pleased to be able to source nice dark western red cedar for most of the hull, which contrasted nicely with the lighter strips below the waterline.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC