If your entire country is flanked with fjords, you’re going to build good boats. The pram is no exception. It is the workhorse of the Norway, the Mazda 5200 of its waterways. A hundred years ago, the majority of Norwegian men could build these seaworthy craft. These days, however, the skills are harder to come by.
Have you ever wanted to feel invincible? Take one of these kayaks out on a lake. In calm water, they are fast, stable, and track very well. In rough water, especially with a spray skirt, you can take waves over the deck without getting wet.
The Boundary Waters can be a magical place to explore by canoe. For years, one of the assumed costs of traversing this pristine wilderness was a deformed spine. Hauling around a water-logged wood-canvas canoe or a war-pedigreed aluminum will eventually knock a few vertebrae loose. Our Wee Lassie is the answer. It weighs in at less than 20 lbs, and can get you anywhere you want to go in style.
If you like rowing, fishing, or perhaps even kissing on a lake, this skiff is a good choice. With its traditional wooden construction, it has an old-world appeal that's hard to find nowadays. Its external oak keel and hefty bottom planking can withstand some abuse, so go ahead, take out your oars, fishing rod, and lover for some irresponsible, old fashioned fun.
Get ready to carve. Making a paddle by hand can be a rewarding experience. It is how you transfer power from your muscles to the water, so it needs to be an efficient tool: strong, light, and stiff. And, it is an also an extension of you, so it’s finished appearance demands craftsmanship.