Published DateHOLDERNESS – The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) welcomes back renowned boat builder Bill Thomas of Bill Thomas Woodworking, LLC, as he instructs a week-long course, August 19-25, 2013, at the SLA Fisher Family Barn.
Bill will instruct workshop participants on building the "Fox" canoe. The Fox is a decked double paddle canoe, a boat intended for protected waters along the coast, for lakes and for all those appealing backwaters and creeks. "It is a near perfect boat for Squam Lake," Thomas said.
With an 80" cockpit, Fox is a grand boat for hunting and fishing with a dog or young child seated forward of the paddler. Fox boast two accessible watertight compartments, which add flotation and dry gear storage. There is ample room for a camping kit. A rotating seat back and caned seat ensure all day paddling comfort. The canoe is 14'7" long with a beam of 30"; the finished weight is just over 40 pounds.
For more information or to register visit: www.squamlakes.org/events/. To learn more about Bill Thomas' work visit: www.billthomaswoodworking.com.