June 30, 2020
The heat of the summer is here, and already the days are swinging back towards winter (6/21 is the solstice, remember?). A shocking thought, although recent events are likely more so. We have reservations for the July 4th weekend at a little county campground up in central Wisco. Lots of white pine hanging out over the dark water. A perfect spot to supCAT around and enjoy the simple pleasure of simple water.
As always, a supCAT starts with two pontoons and a deck. It includes a base set of ‘build to order’ features and can also include optional add-ons like: a variety of lengths and widths, several different wood species, ‘pinstripes’, a custom decal, hatches, and ‘one of a kind’ deck designs.
There's something about wood boats that is hard to quantify. For me as a builder, I love the smell when I'm working the wood into shape, the feel of a spokeshave as it moves across a piece of wood, and the look of the wood as it comes alive under epoxy or varnish. As a paddler, the feel of a wood boat as it slips through the water is very satisfying.
Pictures below are from the July 2018 supCAT splash. It handled well and felt great. As the pics show, this fourteen foot model nicely fits two people.