View Full Version : Walt Simmons,ducktrap press and wherrys
Bob at Compass Boat
04-20-2003, 07:47 PM
Have read nearly all of Walt Simmons's books and often check out the Duck Trap site. Like the way he writes and he sure builds beautiful boats. After I finish the rip, strip, and row cosine wherry would like to build a Simmons boat using glue lap construction. Don't see his name mentioned often on the forum.
Anybody out there had any experiences with his designs, plans etc?
I just realized that I made the one big mistake of not running a search, but will do that now and look for any answers you folks might have as well.
Thanks in advance
04-20-2003, 08:44 PM
Can't say that I've read anything of his outside of the magazine or built any of his boats, but the Newfoundland Trap Skiff that was featured in WB 26 is a real looker.
04-20-2003, 09:04 PM
This is a model of the boat mentioned in issue 26, without the decks. Always wanted to build it for real.
04-20-2003, 09:25 PM
Wiley I've admired the Newfoundland Trap Skiff Too . Thanks for directing me to the article , which I hadn't read .
" Convienient power , though a blessing for fishermen when introduced ,has today fostered an explosion of hull forms better suited to claw feet than working on the water ." Walter Simmons
04-20-2003, 09:26 PM
That's beutifull Paul , do you have a profile shot ?
04-20-2003, 11:49 PM
I've still got the model, I'll have to shoot it.
04-21-2003, 01:13 PM
Bob, I too have all Walt's books, well almost and like his writing. I've talked with him on several subjects and find him very easy to talk to and imformative. I'm planning to build the Newfoundland Trap Skif at some point but don't have the plans yet. I'm making a trip to Maine in May and plan to stop by there. I have purchased several of his tools as well and have always been happy with them. I think Ros here on the forum may be from the same town, could have that wrong.
04-21-2003, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Paul Scheuer:
This is a model of the boat mentioned in issue 26, without the decks. Always wanted to build it for real.Paul,
Beautiful! You've already built it "for real," albeit a bit small. Just add water? ;)
04-22-2003, 12:35 AM
04-22-2003, 01:31 PM
Paul ,thanks for takeing those shots .That's the best look at the boat I've had .Amazeing model .How'd you plank it ?
[ 04-22-2003, 01:31 PM: Message edited by: Bill Perkins ]
04-22-2003, 01:46 PM
You're asking me to remember what I did twenty years ago :D
The planks are card stock strips that were glued at the laps over an egg crate form made from the lines in the Issue 26 article. The ribs and internals were placed later.
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