News, Updates and Shop Tips from Bear Mountain Boats
Ron Frenette our great friend and instigator of many canoe builds and paddling trips has been longing to develop plans for a 26 ft. Voyageur canoe. Many years ago Ron paddled one from Sault St. Marie to Thunder Bay and he thinks there must be others interested in building one[...]
Please join us on Saturday June 22nd, 2013 at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario for a Celebration of Small Boats! If you build, restore, own or want to learn more about small watercraft, don’t miss this opportunity to be surrounded by fellow enthusiasts. T[...]
For home wooden canoe builders producing only one boat, a fixed height "horse" fitted with a carpet sling for the wooden canoe or kayak is a good solution. Horses are easily and quickly built and can be used for display or storage The wooden horses Bear Mountain Boats built n[...]
For four decades…
Bear Mountain Boats has produced wooden canoes, kayaks and small boats that combine classic lines with the most advanced marine technologies. Partners Ted Moores and Joan Barrett believe that anyone with basic woodworking tools and a desire to learn can create a small craft to be proud of.
Since Ted Moores wrote Canoecraft in 1983 many aspiring canoe builders have learned his techniques. Canoecraft teaches a simple method of building canoes and other small boats in home workshops. Ted’s dedication to continually improve his techniques with simpler systems, user-friendly materials and creative new designs is at the core of his company. Ted’s books Kayakcraft and Kayaks You Can Build, which was co-written with Greg Rossel, document his techniques allowing readers to benefit from his long career as a boat builder and are a valuable addition to any library. He measures his success in the thousands of Bear Mountain canoes and kayaks that emerge from home workshops around the world each year.