Growler Builds



Ted Padfield

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


We finally finished building a Growler with the sail plan you provided. The project was a complete success and we christened her ‘Tern’ after the artic terns we’re so taken with. We launched it on Georgian Bay and put her through rigorous ‘sea trials’. She passed all with flying colours! We rowed, motored, paddled and sailed her in light and heavy winds (20+ mph). She has also proven to be a very effective fishing platform! Overall, I can’t think of a more perfect boat for a young family. What other boat can young children help build and then sail, motor, row and paddle? And it does all these things so well! It has truly been an amazing experience for our family.