This updated version of the original TOTER has some added desirable
attributes. It now can seat 2 people in tandem, it can use a
nonmodified trolling motor for power and it has built-in buoyancy.
Jackie Monies, who's boatbuilder husband Mike had just built
a PD Racer, commissioned this design for herself. The result
is this stylish PDR with lateen (Sunfish) rig.
the Winds Blow...
Six fine schooners, piratical Footy rambustifications, an intriguing
Scandinavian Barquentine and time spent zailing and zizzing!!
on the Rio Grande
The river is low and the no swimming sign makes no sense right
now, but Paul cook has a great trip along the Rio Grande.
A great article on 'how to' get started in the boat canvas business.
The advice here is actually priceless and will get you started
Kayleigh - Part One
The Kayleigh design has a generous cabin and very clean lines.
The displacement hull incorporates a lot of rocker and tucked
transom with a hull speed of around 6 mph with 6hp outboard
engine and Terry built it.
Bad weather and outboard trouble did not deter Bob Throne who
went on to have a great season and he shares it with us.
A new adhesive to assist with the vacuum bagging process for
you today and it works a treat.
A new sloop design by John Welsford today and it's fast.
Dissatisfied with the available production boats for what he
terms mini cruising, Bill Longyard decided to design and build
his own, to "show what could be done with 14 feet". And show
he did, and then some.
An article by Paul Butler with some terrific tips for building
light and strong boats. "...a graphite-coated bottom can
be dragged without harm across parking lots, down launch ramps,
and over gravel beaches".
Wooden Boat Festival 2009
"The Lake Charles Sail and Power Squadron chartered a bus
to go this year’s festival on Saturday, October11, 2009".
Join Ken and view his great photographs.
Control 5.2 New Design: This is a S & G Fishing Boat/Runabout
with Cuddy design by Mark Bowdidge. It's light, quick to build,
easy on the pocket, and yet it still retain its strength, seaworthiness
Tool Envy - Part Two
Rob's article shows us how to sharpen our tools to a good edge.
"You can do it while watching TV once you’re good