John and Lulu enjoying a great day fly fishing on the James River at an undisclosed location with the Shenandory. Picture provided by John’s son John Coleman.
Heading down the road after a successful maiden voyage. The boat has performed quite well, much to John’s pleasure. Now, let’s see how many rivers we can get it on this summer….. Stay tuned!
John and Lulu contemplate the best route through a blow down on the North Fork. This could quite possibly be the first wooden drift boat on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
The boat loaded and ready for it’s maiden voyage down the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
Transom Anchor Pulley Assembly with rope and anchor installed.
The Anchor Cleat is mounted to the Rowers Seat for ease of access while floating. The Anchor Rope has also been installed along with the rope for the seat.
John sands the gunnels in preparation for varnish ……. six coats of varnish to be exact.
The interior has been painted. Now sand some more on the gunnels and the rest of the brightwork to prepare it for varnish. Almost fishing!
John and Lulu measuring for the length of the oars. A little water under the boat would make it perfect! Fishing season is here!