Newfound Woodworks

>>> Newfound Woodworks

Newfound Woodworks

We had a call-out to Newfound the other day, but I wanted to mention the company as a whole.

A neat looking, New England company dedicated to high quality small craft. They have plans, materials, tools and kits among their offerings.

We at the Newfound Woodworks are dedicated to providing the highest quality materials to make what we consider to be the most beautiful boat designs available. We prefer strip building so even though we now produce stitch and glue plywood kayaks, we really like our Hybrid construction method. Your purchase of our products is only the beginning of our relationship. We have produced two videos in DVD format to provide a wealth of information. We are happy to answer questions by e-mail and telephone. Since we also build boats, we know how to get you through the process.

Build a CLC Jimmy Skiff

>>> Build a CLC Jimmy Skiff

Ron Paro has pointed us toward his build log where he showcased his build of a Chesapeake Light Craft Jimmy Skiff. Very nice blog with lots of good, helpful details… not to mention a great looking boat.

Thanks for the tip, Ron, and good luck with your boat!

Herein I document the building of a Chesapeake Light Craft Jimmy Skiff â„¢ from plans. The skiff is 13’2", and can be rowed, sailed or powered by a small outboard motor. Visit for more info and photos of finished boats.

Yulah/Scull – single oar – alternative propulsion

Well, its not quite fusion powered high-technology, but its been used for centuries and is sworn to by many. Often seen in the Orient and elsewhere, but not much in the States… check out the Yulah (single oar) type rowing.

There are actually quite a few resources to learn about this propulsion method:

Simplicity Boats has a Yulah Page. There is also a link from there to a Wooden Boat article that is quite detailed.

Why use auxiliary propulsion for your sailboat if you can propel it by hand???