Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

15 ft. 9 in. Lake George Rowing Boat

Specifications

Length 15 ft. 9 in.
Beam 45in.
Draft 7 in.
Approx. Weight 100 lbs.
Capacity 3 adults

"Ebb" is a glued lapstrake varient of the 1911 Lake George Boat "Winona" which is in the Mystic Seaport collection. The Lake George Boats were recreational boats derived from the working Whitehalls. The LGBs had a simpler and lighter construction than the Whitehalls, and also didn't feature their wineglass transoms.

Lake George Boat
Lake George Boat
This Lake George Boat is designed by Grapeview Point Boat Works, basing it on "Winona", a boat in the Mystic Seaport Museum collection.

"Ebb" is built for our own use. We needed a fast pulling boat with a traditional appearance, but built as lightly as reasonable without sacrificing aesthetics.

In designing "Ebb" we reduced the beam and made the transom narrower, while keeping the nearly semi-circular cross section of "Winona". "Ebb" will be more tender, but we're happy to trade a bit of stability ("Winona" had plenty) for a boat with less wetted surface. A bit of rocker was added to improve maneuverability, and the forefoot was extended to create a finer entry.

Lake George Boat
The Lake George Boat getting ready for paint
Lake George Boat
Lining off the planks for the Lake George Boat
Lake George Boat
Planking the Lake George Boat
Lake George Boat
Planking almost complete
Lake George Boat
Installing the frames
Lake George Boat
Fitting the center thwart
Lake George Boat
Interior details of the Lake George Boat


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