Built to Please the Eye and Paddle
At Ashes we design and build boats suited for the places we paddle; wetlands, meandering creeks, marshes and protected inlets. Each design is extensively modeled, prototyped, and paddled. We can say with confidence that they are beautiful to look at and a joy to paddle.
Each boat adheres to a minimalist ethos. This is obvious to the eye, but it also informs what’s underneath; mechanical fasteners are minimized; lay-up is engineered to provide strength where stresses are greatest; weight is reduced where it’s not needed; planking is thicker at the bilge and thinner in the ends; and trim is reduced to its essentials.
Standard construction includes woven cane seats, with purchaser’s choice of Walnut, Cherry or Ash trim; on a cedar core. Customization is encouraged.
More info? Read the following links.
– A Word from the Designer –
– Some Notes on Our Canoe Designs –
– Field Logs & Photos of Ashes’ Canoes –
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