Small Boats, Gear and Stuff

17’4” Herreshoff pulling boat

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Featured in Building Classic Small Craft Vol 2, by John Gardner.
Skin on Frame building technique with solid pine bottom, steam bent ash ribs and stringers
copper riveted.
Interior set up for single fixed seat rower with foot braces and single set of oar locks.
Covered with heat shrink ballistic 8oz nylon and coated with a flexible filler to allow a translucent
Aluminum fixed skeg provides excellent tracking.
Material is amazingly tough and condition is excellent.
Asking $500 to cover materials, but a happy home and interested new owner more important
than price.

Lunenburg Fortune Bay Dory

Year: 1999
Length: 23′
Engine/Fuel Type: Single/Gas/Petrol
Located In: Rockport, ME
Hull Material: Wood
Current Price: $12,000

“The most popular model among our larger dories, the Fortune Bay makes a great sail and/or motor boat while still providing lots of room for family and friends. Built-in seats, which also function as lockers, are popular additions at the bow and stern, as shown in this model, which also has a false sole to provide a more level footing atop the boat’s frames.” – The Dory Shop, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

A portion of proceeds from the sale will benefit MITA.

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1977 PeaPod

SOLD at the MSCC
LOA: 15 feet, 10 inches
Beam: 4 feet, 9 inches

Carvel construction with cedar planking on oak frames with copper rivets and bronze screws.
Built by George Patten of Eliot, Maine in 1977 to a modified John Gardner design. This is a wonderful rowing boat. Was once converted to sail, but I took it back to a purely rowing boat upon acquisition. Owned boat since 2001, loaned it to the Carpenter’s Boat Shop from 2009 to 2018.
The boat is in good condition, but needs recaulking around the butt blocks and a good sanding and repainting. It needs to live in the water, which is something I cannot provide, so I am forced to give her up.
Boat and trailer, $1200.

Tad Lyford
South Portland, Maine Cell: 207-415-0089



$2000 to a good home
Arc bottom. Just repainted and refinished inside.
Built as a replica of a boat in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
For rowing and poling. Atlantic White Cedar, Hackmatack grown knees. Very light for traditional construction, around 100 lbs. Oars and 12' push pole and two movable seats. A really fun boat to row or pole.
Email me for more photos of the Skiff.

I’ve also got a traditionally built Rushton Wee Lassie that needs a little work. 24 lbs. Price? I don’t know. I’m still torn about selling this one. Let’s talk.

Jack Manley
Warren, ME