My first boat , circa 1973 . Found washed up on the shore of lake Rosseau after the spring thaw . I’m at the oars here after a summer of sanding and varnishing , taking my siblings for a ride . Without trying to boast , I think my varnishing has improved with practice over the years .
Windsor boat works limited was founded in 1991 .
Although I’ve been messing about with boats most of my life , I started doing it for a living in 1987 . I was fortunate at the time to have gleaned a lot of knowledge from Some of the old timers who were still alive and working at their trade when I moved to Gravenhurst and began my journey into the wooden boat business . The learning never stops though .
When Ditchburn boats started in Gravenhurst the work day was longer in the summer than the winter , until they got electric lights . The tools and materials that are available now are for the most part a huge step forward . Electric drills , power saws , computer controlled equipment and pneumatic sanders are a huge savings of time and effort. Eventually human hands and common sense have to put it together . I don’t think that will ever be replaced .
Our Core Values
My primary objective is to treat people the way that I’d like to be treated . To do what’s best for the boat , what’s best for the client and what;s best for myself –and in that order .