Back from the Avalon Air Show 2007

Though I am mostly concerned with boats it doesn’t mean I don’t have a strong interest in other fields – specially ones as highly related as aircraft design and performance. I’m just back from the Avalon airshow in Victoria. It’s the biggest airshow in Australia. The highlight for me was watching how all the hard […]

A canal and river boat for Venice

The smaller 23ft Dayboat/Launch was expanded to make the 27ft Venezia Riverboat to create more space.  And it is more portable than the 35ft Riverboat. Pierangelo contacted me earlier this year.  He liked the strong aesthetics of my dayboat design – below, but wanted more space. He was attracted by the look and simple construction of […]

Redesigning and restoration of a Murray River Cruising Boat

Chris came to Duck Flat Wooden Boats with plans to fix up an old riverboat hull he had bought. Duck Flat contacted me for some help I helped go over the boat and work out how much it had deteriorated. Basically everything above decks was in poor condition but the inside of the hull looked […]

Olympic 5.5 metre yacht "Kirribilli"

This is the story as we understand it so far … “Kirribilli” was built for the 1956 Olympics by a consortium from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and built a few doors down from the club. She is a beautiful 5.5 metre yacht built by Bill Barnett, one of the great Australian boatbuilders from designer […]

I’ll be at the South Australian Wooden Boat Show

I will be on the stand with the Duck Flat Wooden Boats Staff at the SA Wooden Boat Show over three days 10/11/12 March at Goolwa on the Murray River. It is a great boat show and you can find the details from the article immediately below. I will also be attempting to win the […]