Reuben Smith’s Tumblehome Boatshop maintains a tight connection with the wooden boat community and those who support it.  We encourage you to help support the smaller suppliers who depend on word of mouth advertising to maintain their valuable contribution to the boating world.

The links and resources below are some of our favorites, but the list is by no means exhaustive.



Boatbuilding Suppliers

George Kirby Jr. Paint Company
Historic paint colors, family owned and operated since 1846.

MAS Epoxies
Highly customizable line of epoxies; a staple in the boatshop.

Northern Hardwoods
For much of our boatbuilding woods, we need look no further than Tom Devlin’s sawmill in Lake George, NY.

General Timber
One of the go-to lumberyards we use.

New England Naval Timbers
For just the right piece of wood.

Anderson & Son Specialty
Custom metalworking and all around great neighbors.

Monahan & Loughlin Inc
Custom metalworking – these guys can fabricate just about anything you can dream.

Goulet Specialties
Custom cut screws and fasteners in smallish quantities. Please support these guys – they’re an invaluable resource to boatbuilding.

J.M. Reineck and Son
Hardware restoration & repair – an invaluable resource.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
The best new planes we’ve found. Everyone remembers his or her first Lie-Nielsen.

Jamestown Distributors
Boatbuilding and woodworking supplies. If you’re looking for it, Jamestown usually has it.

One of the go-to paints in our boatshop.

Pettit Paint
One of the go-to paints in our boatshop.

Passono Paints
A local favorite for paint. Shops in northern NY and MA.

One of the go-to paints in our boatshop.

Elco Motor Yachts
Modern electric drive systems.

Sperry Sails
Beautifully constructed sails and canvas; these folks did the sails for the Sound Inter Club sail boats recently restored.

Nathaniel S Wilson Sailmaker
A local legend when it comes to sail design and making.

Fair Wind Fasteners
These guys understand the importance of quality fasteners in boatbuilding.

Relevant Museums and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Adirondack Experience (FKA Adirondack Museum)

Antique Boat Museum

Mystic Seaport

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY

Sound Inter Club Resources

Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport
Stunning photographs capturing the power, drama and beauty of wind, sail and sea, by Morris Rosenfeld and Sons, including images of sailboats, steam yachts, naval vessels, powerboat races, leisure activities, and every America’s Cup Race, from 1885 to 1992. Visit online for research, fine art decorative prints, and gifts.

Sound Inter Club Sailing
A carefully researched and documented website dedicated to the Sound Inter Clubs.

Wooden Boat and Classic Boat Publications

WoodenBoat Magazine

Professional Boatbuilder

Wooden Boat and Classic Boat Insurance

Selected Boat Builders/Boat Companies

Adirondack Goodboat

Adirondack Guide Boat

Elco Motor Yachts

Everett Boatworks

Gannon & Benjamin

Gar Wood Custom Boats

Hacker Boat Co., Inc.

Hall’s Boat Corporation

MP & G

The Number Boat

Other Resources We Couldn’t Do Without

Crown Focus Media
Talented photography, expert videography, including drone photography.

Main Street Ice Cream Parlor
These folks typically do our Saturday Shop Talk catering (mouth-watering muffins and cookies), plus our evening event catering, but they are also a wonderful place for lunch after Saturday Shop Talk. Delicious soups and sandwiches, plus an absolutely great boutique upstairs. In downtown Chestertown NY. 518-494-7940

Bella’s Deli
Bella’s has catered for our Thursday Evenings in August events and they’re absolutely fantastic. Plus a great sandwich shop. In downtown Lake George NY. 518-668-3354

Rebecca’s Florist
Becky and her designers reliably provide us with the most gorgeous and long-lasting fresh flowers for our events. Plus they have a great boutique. In downtown Warrensburg NY. 518-623-2232

Natural Surroundings North
Veronica helps keep our gardens beautiful and healthy. Her greenhouses in nearby Bolton Landing are always full with perennials, annuals, herbs and holiday. 518-636-8964