CRYSTAL RIVER BOAT BUILDERS

a chapter of the

Traditional Small Craft Association

Our emphasis is on "tradition"....

these are the sights and sounds of tradition....




The Gulf Coast Scow Sloop....

(click on the image to read the story.)


Follow this link to view a CONSTRUCTION video

Follow this link to view a LAUNCHING video

Follow this link to view a SAILING video


The 2015 BASH -- last weekend in April!
Lots of little boats, one BIG boat, more being built!
More info to follow...



You can become a Plankowner of the new Mullet Skiff...
And a member of the Crystal River Piscatorial Cooperative.
Click here!



Bibliography of Florida small craft and sailing -- with a historical perspective!
(We're looking for input on this project -- let us know about your favorite Florida books!)


Boatbuilders always had an uncle or grandfather who could tell them how to figure something out...they usually said "Here's a rule of thumb"...
these are some of our collected Rules of Thumb.
(We're looking for input on this project -- these are sometimes called "horses" or "gouges" or, to submariners, "oolies" --
let us know about your favorite ones...


Our Scow Project

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