Not only is the Cosine Wherry a beautiful looking boat, it is a boat with plenty of stability. The combination of elegant lines and light-weight wood-stripper construction, she is the rower’s dream. She responds instantly to a light pull in the oars and gets up to hull speed with a few strokes. Add a second rower and you can really have fun.
This boat will keep you dry in rough weather, carry up to 500 pounds, yet is lightweight (approx. 100 lbs). It is strong and well-suited for racing, yet practical for fishing and ideal for leisurely excursions on quiet lakes. Did you know the Cosine Wherry can be equipped with a small outboard motor ? Add a drop down centerboard, a retractable rudder and two different sail configurations and you have a boat for all kinds of fun. The Cosine Wherry will give years of exercise, pleasure, and the greatest satisfaction to build and row.
John Hartsock designed this beautiful boat. John built and tested this boat on lakes, rivers, and the harbors around Puget Sound, near Seattle, Washington.
Beam to outside of stripping: 52”
Weight: approx. 125 lbs.
Design displacement: 500 lbs.
Sitka spruce spoon blade
$250 for each oar