Bob Fuller a third-generation boatbuilder and patternmaker with a commercial fishing background, grew up in Halifax, Massachusetts. He apprenticed with his father and grandfather, working in the family shop where he also learned the trade of designing and building traditional wooden ship’s steering wheels. Bob built his first wheel in 1976 at age 15. He enjoys building traditional small craft, including dories and Simmons Seaskiffs in his Plymouth, Massachusetts, shop. Recently, Bob has been teaching two apprentices the traditions of building ship’s steering wheels and wooden boats.