Monday, April 27, 2009
Wake Me 2, built and owned by Fred Johnson is made of redwood, Sitka spruce and mahogany. All wood used in the construction of this boat is recycled!
The Cosine Wherry is a strong, lightweight, beautiful, high performance 14 foot rowing boat. It can satisfy the recreational requirements of a family, the practical demands of the sportsman, and the competitive desires of a serious rower. It's light and fast, a joy to row and stable - capable of hauling passengers and gear.
If you want the complete mathematical explanation of how John A. Hartsock came to design the Cosine Wherry, visit ConcreteCanoe.org
John's comments are those of an engineer, but his closing comment is that of an artist:
"Creating the Cosine Wherry was a rewarding experience. She has given me an appreciation of what must have taken place between builders and users of small boats in the 19th century. They must have been wonderfully intelligent people with an intuitive feel for hull shape and a willingness to communicate with one another."
Thank you Fred, for sharing your beautiful strip planked wherry with us!
Instructions for building the Cosine Wherry can be found in "Rip, Strip & Row!: A Builder's Guide to the Cosine Wherry" by J. D. Brown, J. Hartsock