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Berkshire Boat Building School


Skin-on-Frame Specialists

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Welcome to Russell Boats and the Berkshire Boat Building School. We hope that this site will inspire you to build one of these simple, strong and elegant, double paddle pack canoes. Lashed together, ultra-light and easy to handle on water and land, these boats put you in touch the original builders who skinned their boats with animal hides, used sinew for lashing, and willow or hazel rods for ribs. Visit our store, and always feel free to contact us for support, whether you are building one of our boats or any skin-on-frame craft.

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