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The 5.5kg (12lb) Balsa Canoe
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Making a canoe into a sailboat
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I have cut down on the number of sailplan, foil and appendage and rig work I have been doing to focus on my stock plans. However, from time to time I will add more information as other projects come up.
12lbs (5.5kg) The Amazing Balsa Canoe
Experiment - my own boats keep getting smaller and lighter!
J Henry Rushton's Wee Lassie Canoe
NEW Fenwick Williams Catboat - Rudder/Keel/Rig optimisation, Simplify structure for Cedar Strip, Design mast tabernacle
Extensive detail redesign to make this boat easy to launch from a trailer by one person and also boost performance significantly.
Rebuilding/Redesigning a Murray River Cruiser.
Chris bought an old hull that had seen better days. It had great space inside. This page goes through some of the design process showing some of the steps and also showing pics of how the boat is now. It might be for sale.
New Sailplan for Norwalk Island Sharpie - ketch and yawl mods for NISboats.com
We can modify existing designs. The Agents, NISboats.com, asked us to reduce the trailering length of Bruce Kirby's popular boat by reducing mast height - but without sacrificing performance. Updated Dec 3.
Their existing design, but they weren't planning to be published in WOODENBOAT Magazine, leading to a demand from the clamouring public for plan sets. MSBD developed up a set of procedures with the Duck Flat team and prepared 22 detailed drawings. Updated Dec 3.
The Orange Boat - Turning a Slug into a Rocketship - Rig, Keel and Hull Structure modifications
Ted's Orange Boat was real slow. But now this little 2 to 3 person keelboat is up near the top end of the fleet! Usually keel and rig optimisation Costs The Earth - but we have developed methods for simple building of high efficiency appendages and lightweight but durable masts.
New 15' 6" Rowboat - Design under development.
A bit like a BLOG - I am updating the page regularly to show the process of development to create a boat stylethat will keep two discerning customers happy. Wish me luck!
Turn a Kayak or Canoe into an INSTANT SAILBOAT:
Drop in sailing Rig
Simple Drop-in Rig with leeboard. Gives just about any canoe or kayak the ability to sail to windward and downwind. Parts will fit inside most boats and can be removed very easily.
Steam Canoe - 24ft (7.2m) - Magnificent Classic:
Custom Hull Design
We worked out the hullshape - Roger Baker worked out the rest - inexpensive design cost but extraordinary result.