of Last Summer - Part One
I was at last all ready, hooked up, a kiss and hug from wife
Denny and I’m off down the road.
Steele's Model Yacht Column
Mark Steele on a wonderful world of small boats.
Surfing the web, I learned about ocean rowing boats and sailing
canoes. I read Fredrick Fenger's 'Alone in the Caribbean' and
realized: "I want a boat that can do that!"
a Custom Ice Box
When I was given a quantity of 2 1/2 urethane foam, I decided
to just build a box to fit the space.
It might seem a bit odd to some of my northern friends that
Dec. 18th would be a good time to sail at night to an island
for an "anchor out", but this is TEXAS!
I don't know if everyone has noticed - but MIK has plans for
the Death Grip Loop
This variation of the Death Grip Hitch (aka DGH) came about
from an email sent via Chuck at Duckworks, for a request from
a Boy Scout Leader in New Jersey a year or so ago.
- Horses for Courses
Over the years as maturity advances along with an increasing
number of grey hairs a few pennies eventually drop.
Pedal Steering on a Sailing Canoe
When I started thinking about this project and how the steering
would work all I knew was that it would take a lot of trial
The day was November 3rd, 2012 which was a day I thought would
never arrive. With the boat loaded on my vehicle, I met Skip
Johnson at his house at 10:30am.
with Jim Michalak
I quickly realized that I wanted to be able to get a boat in
the water in under 30 minutes by myself and be able to sail
for a week with supplies.
I read or heard a quote many years ago that "Until a man
raises a son and builds a boat his life is not complete".
You can, of course, screw/bolt your cleats to the deck and hope
for the best, but today we have materials to make cleats an
integral part of a boat.
to Build - Part Three
It is now almost a year since I built the boat shed, at the
time I promised third article on how the project worked out
through rain, wind and snow.
Today - Part
Now for a curved hull. The method is the same, only with a curve
we need more points.