Busy with Boys, Buoys and Boats

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[caption id="attachment_2253" align="alignright" width="200"]14823318922_a745aed68a_z Oliver was born in June[/caption] It’s been a busy, busy summer for us here in Victoria, and not just because of record sales. Julie and I have had our hands full welcoming our newest family member, Oliver, to the world.  Oliver was born June 10th, and he’s been growing like a weed ever since.  It won’t be long before he’ll be demanding his own boat! Speaking of wanting boats, many have been inquiring about kits for the RowCruiser, our newest design.  We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with Small Craft Advisor Magazine with this project, and they will be exclusively offering RowCruiser kits through their line of unique boats.  Small Craft Advisor is well known [caption id="attachment_2254" align="alignleft" width="200"]Scamp - Portable fun from Small Craft Advisor Scamp - Portable fun from Small Craft Advisor[/caption] for introducing the Scamp to the market, a gorgeous rowable sailboat designed for fun and adventure.  The first RowCruiser kit has been cut and a boat is currently being built to make sure it all goes together properly.  Kits will be available for purchase in September or October. We’ve also partnered with Marty Loken, a boatbuilder in Port Townsend who will be working with Angus Rowboats and Small Craft Advisor to host build classes for the RowCruiser.  The first class will be taking place at historic Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend February 16-22nd, 2015.  The week-long course will not only allow participants to build their own unique vessel, but also be an opportunity to explore and experience the unique landscapes and maritime culture in and around Port Townsend.  For more details on the class, please visit RowCruiser Workshop. [caption id="attachment_2255" align="alignright" width="300"]Marty Working hard getting a  RowCruiser ready for display at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival Marty Working hard getting a RowCruiser ready for display at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival[/caption] Multi-talented Marty has also created a fantastic website detailing all aspects of the RowCruiser.  It includes a page detailing his first build of the RowCruiser.  One of Marty’s many skills includes being a maritime photographer, so his abundant photographs convey the process very clearly. In other news, very soon we will have our partial oar kits ready for sale.  The templates have been cut, and the boxes will be packed shortly.  We are astounded at how popular plans for our sculling oars have been, with plans having been sent to all corners of the world in just a few weeks since they’ve first been offered for sale.  You can see pictures of the oars here.



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