A very beautiful Port Sorell has just been launched in Aukland. It looks lovely, and the heat of a tropical New Zealand summer is a bitter contrast with the snow outside my window.
I am particularly impressed by the oars, one pair in Douglas fir and the other in Kauri, both with contrasting hardwood tips and with traditional sewn leathers.
Another Port Sorell is under construction by Bob Raynor, whose blog is here.
The builder of the NZ Port Sorell skiff writes:
Hi ChrisThanks, Jeremy!
Glad you like the look of my boat - I'm thrilled with her and delighted with her performance. The name is 'Playtime' reflecting the fact I'm a teacher and time building or rowing is my time to relax... My wife says I go off to play...! Enjoyed your blog too so will keep an eye on your thoughts.
Cheers, Jeremy Sievers