'BIJOU'a 13' Mini Cruising Sailboat - Part Two
One unique feature of this design was that it was shown with
two centerboards with each case forming the front of the bunks
in the cabin design.
Why Do We Go to Boat Shows?
So why do we go to boat shows? For a few lucky souls like my
friend Bob, the intent is actually to buy a boat!
– Patching Cheap Plywood
I'm cheap; hence I'm using cheap plywood which has knot holes
in one of the faces.
The va'a motu (island canoe) was the highest development of
the Tahitian outrigger sailing canoe.
"BIJOU" a 13' Mini Cruising Sailboat - Part One
After years of building and sailing boats, I have arrived at
age 75 still having a desire to find another project that I
could bring to life.
Musings of a Boatbuilding Addict
...Chuck and Sandra Leinweber has had the biggest impact on
the growth in the amateur boat building movement, not only here
in North America but also worldwide.
Small Craft Skills Academy Evolves
Sometimes a good idea just keeps getting better and this is
what has happened with the Small Craft Skills Academy.
Powel Adventure - Part Three
The afternoon turned out hot and Anita Hahn and I lounged and
visited under the tarp Chuck had thoughtfully rigged off the
side of our vehicle.
In the summer of 2008, I singlehanded a Tanzer 22 up the Maine
Pocket Cruisers Convention
The sixth annual Havasu Pocket Cruisers' Convention (HPCC) was
held February 10-17 on Lake Havasu, a reservoir of the Colorado
River, between California and Arizona.
... Sponsors Family Boat Building Class
the Death Grip Belt Hitch
This variation of the Death Grip Hitch (aka DGH) was the result
of having too much spare time on my hands.
On choosing the Selway Fisher "Able".
I had a Sevylor inflatable with a sailing rig so I just used
that as a tender. The Sevylor was OK but this past spring I
decided to heck with it, I'm going to build a tender.
Today - Part
Now that we know a few things, let's put them to work. We begin
with the space in which we'll work and the loft floor.
an Aluminium Trailer - Part 3
Now it’s time to test out the theory. The previous two
articles were just talk, this is where I get a few more scars
on the hands.
Gene's Yellow Goose had been constructed a couple of years before
with a large "Bird-Watcher" type cabin, and was a
Day I Almost Drowned
Ever year, we looked forward to the beach, and as each child
came along they learned to look forward to the biggest sandbox
a kid could imagine.