Friday, June 23, 2017

Cutts and Case

The mid-Atlantic pinnacle of classic wood boat repair must be Cutts and Case of Oxford, MD, at least judging by what I see in the show room, yard and slips. Some of the boats come here for restorations, some come every year for touch-ups and TLC.

Perfect varnish so deep you can measure it with a ruler.

This 80-year old folk boat is a perfect example of preservation and continuous care. Wonderful to behold, but I'm sure glad I don't have to keep after it. A labor of love.

No plastic classics or race boats here, though I have seen a classic riveted aluminum runabout that was gorgeous in its own way.

A must-see if you are in Oxford, MD. Visit the shed by land, and then the docks by dinghy... after getting ice cream at the Scottish Highland Creamery, of course. The creamery is a just a hole in the wall, by outward impressions, but I've seen them bring tourists by the bus load.

Major work.

The best place to park your dinghy is at a small public park near the end of the strand, on the town creek side. There is a tiny beach and a tiny pier.

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