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Rowing boat - SOLD

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: James Baker
  • Year: 2013
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 10'
  • Beam: 4'5"
  • Draft: 10"


REF: 4590

Full Specification

Wooden ships comments on this rowing boat

A brand new traditional clinker planked rowing dinghy by professional Cornish boat-builder James Baker, built to traditional, conventional methods of dinghy building in traditional materials.

Rowing boat
Planked in larch,
1o planks per side, all fastened with copper nails and roves to steam-bent oak timbers on an oak back-bone.

Opepe transom cut with a sculling knotch.

Solid gunnels

Thwart stringer.

After seating, mid-ships thwart and fore thwart all in varnished larch and fitted with half-lapped oak knees.

Half-lapped oak quarter knees and breast hook.

Traditional clip-in loose bottom boards in scrubbed larch.


The dinghy is finished in paint exterior with oiled sheer-strake and all oiled interior with varnished seating. Tarred bilge below the bottom boards.

Brass D-section protection strip along the keel.

Galvanised paynter ring inside the stem and through the transom.

Sculling notch in the transom.

Thole pins at mid-ships and forward thwarts to give dual rowing positions.

Pair of varnished, leathered, straight blade spruce oars.


A particularly pretty little pulling boat with good beam and volume allowing her to carry 4 people in safety. Full midships sections carried forward for buoyancy and stability and the sweetest tumble-home to the transom all combine to make this little boat everyone’s idea of what a proper clinker dinghy should be. And all at a very sensible cost.

In building her, thought was given to future fitting of a rig so that it is very possible to install a dagger-board and box, the forward thwart already has a hole cut for a mast and a mast step can be fitted on the keel below and the transom and stern post were built with shipping a rudder in mind.



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