We Do Whitehalls Right
Our recently completed plank on frame whitehall is a beauty (if we do say so ourselves). We also do not believe in false modesty. Heck if we could, we would buy one.
Designed for one happy Long Island customer, this Whitehall is his dream come true. Actually, it was on his bucket list.
There is something so real and honest about a plank on frame boat. It is almost as if it is alive. The colors of the wood, the sweep of the hull, the symmetry of the frames, all come together to create a work of art that is truly a joy to use. In this day and age, it is so rare to own something that brings such pleasure in so many ways. From the first stroke of the oar to that fabulous feeling you get after some time on the water, there is a satisfaction that is hard to duplicate. Plastic or rubber just cannot compete.
It is an honor to be able to bring a dream to life. We start out at the cedar yard, choosing just the right pieces for the hull. Then in the shop, we plane, shape, steam, and bend the wood. Working with wood has a sort of magic all of its own. When you can start out with a pile of lumber, a pound of rivets, some paint and glue and craft it into a gorgeous rowboat that will outlive many of us and provide one with joy and happiness, what’s not to love?