• November Letters
  • Ocean Explorer
    I like exploring new lakes. I built an OzRacer by Michael Storer and liked its performance and handling. During last winter I started to sketch a cruiser version of it.

    Poke About
    New Design: Poke About - A stable paddle or motor boat built from one sheet of ply.

    Mark Steele’s Model Yacht Column
    Mark Steele on a wonderful world of small boats.

  • November Splash

  • Wooden Boat Festival
    The Scuzbums have been participating individually and intermittently in the annual San Diego Wooden Boat Festival...but this year we got (somewhat) organized and put a record ten boats on display...

    AF3 or How Did I Become a Boatbuilder
    'Some years ago I had to repair my glider and while I was in the internet searching for information of epoxy glue I did find Hannu Vartiala's web site of free boat plans'. That search resulted in a dinghy.

  • November Reports

  • Fast Construction Methods
    I tried to see how much of the Quick Canoe I could get done in one day - and quickly found out that slow glue drying determines more about the boatbuilding speed than the design. Michael Storer

    Daytrip to Isle of Axe (Kirvessaari)
    In Autumn 2007 my AF3 did capsize. Here's my story.

  • November Treasure Chest

  • A Simple Beam Balance
    A simple beam balance for accurately mixing epoxy reagents with a note on mixing small amounts by volume.

    Building The PDR Goose
    At this writing I have almost completed Michael Storer’s PDR Goose. The hull is complete, the spars are ready for finishing and the foil laminations are ready for profiling.

    The Least Boat: Part One
    Since I've moved into this new apartment...I've been thinking of a statement by a designer, who said, 'A boat that performs well won't be simple to build. The boat that's simple to build won't perform as well.'

  • November Webwatch

  • Without a Paddle
    Book Review: Without a Paddle: Racing Twelve Hundred Miles Around Florida by Sea Kayak by Warren Richey.

    Seaclipper 16 Trimaran
    I love sailing little boats. I sail on the local lakes as well as the nearby straits. A year ago, I began building a Seaclipper 16 trimaran, designed by John Marples.

    Tall Ships in Tampa
    Kathie and I trekked down to Tampa Saturday to watch the Tall Ships arrive. Here's what we saw.

    A 24' classic catamaran design by Richard Woods with cold molded or strip plank round bilge hulls.

    My Latest Boat - Elegant Punt
    My latest boat is a Bolger Elegant Punt with a lateen sail and dagger board.

    Painting Lettering
    'I don’t know about you, but for me it’s always a bit of a let-down to see a beautifully crafted homebuilt boat with mailbox letters slapped onto it for the registration number'. Here's how to do it better.

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