Some Links of Interest


Contact me here: GentryCustomBoats@yahoo.com
 
 
Listen to my NPR interview -  ME!
Yes, I'm on Facebook - and I often post my boat photos, updates, and builder's photos there.
 

Personal Favorites
My friend James McMullen is an expert in classic wooden boat repair: Emerald Marine
Mik Storer designs well thought out plywood boats: Storer
Clint Chase and Eric Friberg - two superb wooden boat builders on opposite coasts of the USA: CLINT    ERIC
Tom Yost is a prolific kayak designer and builder, and unconventional thinker  Yostwerks
 
Sadly gone now, Philip C. Bolger was a designer with an uncommonly open mind. HERE and HERE
The late Thomas Firth Jones was a sailor, boatbuilder, designer, and an excellent author  JonesBoats
 
Education

The Wooden Boat School, in Brooklin, Maine (USA). I formerly taught boat building and sailing classes there in the summers.  WBS
The Florida Maritime Museum, in Cortez, FL -  FMM  I taught boat building here, too. A nice little museum.
"Messing About in Boats."  Always a good read  MAIB
The Traditional Small Craft Association. TSCA

Building supplies

Get your fabric here - Email GEORGE DYSON: GDyson@gmail.com  He's a noted author and modern Baidarka pioneer, and he
supplies fabric for SOF builders all over the world. Tell him I sent you and what you are building!

Really Simple Sails - Need a sail? RSS carries, or will custom make, sails for my designs - great service and prices.
 
 
Duckworks Duckworks Boat Building Supply - with great service and low prices, this is my go to source for all sorts of boating gear, hardware, fasteners, epoxy, et
.
 
Great building info to be had, here:
The Kayak Builders Forum  KBF
The Greenland Kayak Forum  QUSA
The WoodenBoat Forum  WBF

Here's a link to Mike Bielski's article "It's a qajaq, part 2" (pp42) - an excellent overview of SOF skinning and coating options.
QAJAQ
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