Goolwa Wooden boat show

Tasmanian Wooden Boat Show and the Goolwa Wooden Boat Show

Seeing that I am getting the two boats ready for the festival season here is some info about the two major ones. The Australian Wooden Boat Festival – Hobart, Tasmania The Tasmanian Wooden Boat show is definitely bigger but the Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival is much more hands on – as the grassy bit the […]
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Not just beer and skittles!

So you have seen me sailing around enjoying myself for a bit. Or at least that might be what you have been imagining after reading the previous post! I’ve been crazily getting Peter’s two Mk1 PD Racers ready for the long trip to the Goolwa Nationals. They are finally in their yellow paint, I’m building […]
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GIS – Traditional good looks excellent sailing performance

I’ve been up in Mooloolaba Queensland for around a week now doing some planning and groundwork for the PDRacer – a small cheap sailing boat that is easy to build. But that is not the focus of this blog entry. I’m staying with Peter and Jo Hyndman – Peter built the first Goat Island Skiff […]
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Wooden Boat Building – 10 day Autumn Class

Duck Flat Wooden Boats in conjunction with Michael Storer Wooden Boat Plans will be running a 10 day boat building Autumn School. April 16 to 26th at Goolwa on the Murray River – Adelaide Australia. http://www.storerboatplans.com/Boatbuildingclass.html This image is from the class in October last year. For people who have never built anything before through […]
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Is it OK to Stretch or Shrink an Existing Boat Design?

A bit of a hobbyhorse here. The picture right is of my Goat Island Skiff (GIS) design. A nice, quick sailing, spacious, but easy to build sailing skiff. People tend to think it looks pretty nice too. A fellow who built one of the GISs wanted to shrink the boat because of limited building space […]
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Using Fibreglass and Epoxy – the fiberglassing method

Howdy, I have just updated my FAQ with some “How To” sections on different methods of using fiberglass. Storerboatplans FAQ It covers the different methods for small areas and large areas and also a method for getting glass to lie flat over complex curved surfaces. There are good photos for some of the sections to […]
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Could we do it?

Three Ozacer Basic Hulls Built in 4 working days? Before going our various ways at Xmas Robin Badenoch and I with considerable help from Geraldine and Nathan had a shot at getting three basic Ozacer Hulls together in four working days. Here’s the link 3 x Ozacers basic hulls built – thread on Oz Woodwork […]
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International Star Class revisited

I wrote this because the Star Class is one of my all time favourite boats. Crazy, fast, wonderful.Would it be possible to homebuild a simplified construction boat in plywood and cedar strip and still hit a similar weight and stiffness as competitive boats, but at a much lower cost?
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118th PD Racer is OZ

No Story about the DuckFlat Spring School is complete without a bit of a spiel about the first of the Mk2 OZ PDRacers being built. It was only one among the 12 different projects – but, hey, it is MY Design!!! (My other designs can be seen by clicking the links in the left column.) […]
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Back from the Duck Flat Summer School

I was asked by the people at Duck Flat Wooden Boats whether I would be interested in teaching at their Spring School. It is their first one for a few years and has the purpose of “getting people excited about boatbuilding”. I must admit that was pretty well how it went. 12 different projects and […]
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Eureka Classic plywood canoe is elegant. storerboatplans.com

A really light plywood Eureka Canoe – 34lbs/15.5kg

I have just added another page to my site. A couple of keen canoists lightweighted my already light Eureka 155 Canoe. The end result was that this 15ft 6″ boat came in at 34lbs (15.5kg). Note the neat and very lightweight seat made of a washing line. It is important when drilling the holes to […]
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The very first blog

This is Michael Storer heading to places where thousands of men and women and pussycats have preceded him. But seriously – I can simply update information on my Michael Storer Boat Design home page, just by sending Blogger an email. That means when it is just toooo much bother to update my webpage I can […]
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