As the owner of Choptank Boatworks, Patrick Mertaugh applies the appropriate traditional and modern methods and materials to every commission, practicing skills acquired at the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design and honed during years of experience in the marine
Walt Simmons design Great Island Rowboat Modified in length and width Transom angle changed to accommodate a small outboard motor Traditional Lapstrake construction Atlantic White Cedar planking on White Oak frames
Perhaps, then, you will say, ‘But where can one have a boat like that built today?’ And I will tell you that there are still some honest men who are not scared to use hand tools, who can sharpen a
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So when you are considering a new boat, looking for an experienced shipwright to repair or restore the boat you have, or you are simply ready to raise the standard of work you want done, don’t hesitate to call Choptank Boatworks and speak directly to Patrick Mertaugh. Until then, we bid you welcome and hope you enjoy your visit to our little corner of the world of fine boats, large and small.