About boatmik

boatmik On the "round Australia trip" I found myself employed by a tiny business in Adelaide - Duck Flat Wooden Boats in Adelaide.It was an eye opener - It became clear that one could build a boat for a fraction of the cost of current racing boats.My ideas hinged around high performance, easy building, fun to sail and reasonably cheapToday Storer Boats are built in all countries and we have active groups on Facebook for the following groupsGoat Island Skiff Open Goose Storer Boat plans Really Simple Sails
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boatmik has written 327 articles so far, you can find them below.
Foils - accurate centreboard and rudder blades are essential to the good performance of Storer Boat Plans

NACA and highly accurate centreboard and rudder sections. Is it Possible?

[Translate] Several of the PD Racers were building NACA foils.  The discussion was that several were feeling that they couldn’t make them to a greater accuracy than 1/16th of an inch. A CNC machine would take the fun out!!! 🙂 The efficiency of NACA sections rely on getting very close to the required shape. Working […]
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Foils - accurate centreboard and rudder blades are essential to the good performance of Storer Boat Plans

Swinging Centreboard vs Daggerboard

A discussion about basic pros and cons for swinging centreboards. And dagger centreboards. Centre Board means the board is in the centre. Which is different from a Lee board which is too the side.
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Sabre plywood dinghy. Make one yourself. storerboatplans.com

Q&A How to Race a Dinghy Successfully the Low Stress Way.

Racing shows that what you know is what you know. It doesn’t matter if the boat is less than perfect. So where is it best to put in the effort to improve results. Boat setup, knowing how to adjust for different wind conditions, practicing skills until they become automatic, sailing as much as possible … and teaching others.
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birdsmouth masts. storerboatplans.com

FAQ Birdsmouth masts – butt joins OK? Scarfs are recommended.

[Translate] Birdsmouth masts are a really neat method of making a hollow round or elliptical mast. The mast is made of staves which have a 90 degree notch cut out of the stave’s side with a router or using a table saw. For a round mast, identical staves are made up then held together with […]
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