I am up against a bit of a problem. The Australian Dollar is rapidly increasing in value with the US dollar. Traditionally the OZ dollar is around 70 to 80 cents, but the last few weeks it has been zooming up to be an almost dollar for dollar swap.
As I do most of my business in the USA this means I might have to consider raising my prices eventually. But I will hold them down and hope people will keep buying – I know lots of people are doing it tough. But I do need to tell you that Storer boat plans are the cheapest they will ever be.
We have some great boats for hard economic times.
The OzRacer plan is only $20 and is the best and most detailed boat plan you will ever see (probably). It even covers making the sail, making it possible to build an OzRacer (formerly Oz PDRacer) for $300 to $600 for the base materials. It is a really excellent little sailing boat that punches high in efficiency and “feeling just right” on the water.
Rather than buying a fibreglass canoe, the Quick Canoe design ($30) is based around cheap and simple construction. Again the plans are detailed – the boat is lighter than a fibreglass canoe and only takes a weekend or two to build. Some have been built in USA for a cost of around $125 to $200. Try getting a decent ‘glass canoe for that money!
The OzGoose is a 12ft version of the OzRacer using the same sail, mast, rudder and centreboard – everything is the same but a different hull for more space.
A canoe or a small sailing boat is a great way of spending pleasant recreational time without spending lots of money. Some have used both these boats to get out and about.