The idea was to build a Rushton Wee Lassie in balsa strip with very light glass. The boat ended up being fairly durable despite not being interested in durability. As far as I was concerned I was going to be happy if it lasted a couple of years before being chucked into a dumpster somewhere. But five years later it was still beautiful despite good use.
A Fenwick Williams catboat carefully reinterpreted in Cedar Strip. Includes cleaner structure, optimised foils and a tabernacle rig that allows raising of the mast by one person. Built by David Wilson at Duck Flat Wooden Boats in Adelaide.
Buying plans in Australia has changed. Duck Flat Wooden Boats in Adelaide are no longer my plans agents. We have alternative arrangements for buying plans as books and plans as PDFs. Duck Flat are growing the Boat Restoration and Repair side of their business.
I used to work at DuckFlat many years ago. Now they are one of my main Australian plans agents.I visited them in Adelaide. Photo and text of a fast plywood trimaran, 40ft steam liveaboard boat, kayak, rowboat and a Hartley Powerboat restoration
List of Kit suppliers for Storer Boat Plans. UK and Europe, USA, Australia, South Africa. Kits make building a Storer Boat even easier.
Jack is rather happy with his newly launched Eureka Canoe.He has built it as a woodworking project over the last couple of years as time became available from his busy architectural practice.Anyway … a bunch of nice photos and some of Jack’s writing.
Photos and slideshow from the Goolwa Wooden Boatshow 2011.Over 250 boats – mostly in the water. Wooden hydroplanes, “restricted 21s”, riverboats, putt putt launches, classic sailing boats, kayaks, canoes and more.I had the quick canoe, the eureka canoe and the OzRacer on the stand that was shared with Duck Flat Wooden Boats and Boatcraft Pacific. Good time was had by all.
The Goolwa Wooden Boat show is on the coming weekend.Storer Boat Plans and Duckflat are having a joint stand as per normal.The show itself is free this year with 250 boats entered in events or on display.
The dot in the bay above is Perttu’s Microcruiser sailboat on a three day trip on the extensive Finnish waterways.The boat is tiny – 8ft long and is based on my successful OzRacer design (formerly OZ PDRacer)It is a brilliant concept and sails well upwind and down on inland waters.
A few more pictures from the duckflat spring school.Boats from Oughtred, Storer, CLC, White and Wooden Boat Magazine
Slideshow and pictures resources to show some of the methods for building the Eureka Stitch and Glue Plywood Canoe.
Tom has built his MSD Rowboat in Brisbane.I met up with him recently and we drove down to the coast towing the rowboat to the river at Nudgee. A bit of wind and a lot of current because of all the rain.Tom has trimmed down the skeg to get the boat to balance nicely in all directions. Before the modification the bow used to blow around – now it behaves nicely.I took quite a few pictures.
This is the second of my talks in the USA. It focuses a bit more on construction and some of the methods that can be used to keep a boat light and simple, but very strong and stiff.It also discusses how there is a “creep” in boatbuilding and design that increases the weight of boats way over what is really needed for a strong structure.
[Translate] We are 5 days in. the first pics show an empty area .. after day 6 now … we have boats everywhere. There is one GIS, two Eureka Canoes, an Oughtred Tamie Norrie, a Granny Pram and a stretched Fulmar, a rowing shell restoration and a Bolger diablo powerboat (pic below) More details later. […]
[Translate] Gerry and Nicola launched their new Goat Island Skiff “Jack of Mudjimba”. They have finished her in gorgeous black which will show off the varnished wood of the interior beautifully. She also has a red “Tanbark” sail. These pics are a bit distant to see the detail, but at least we have some!!! I […]
[Translate] At the Duckflat Autumn Boating School Bob Bauze built himself a Eureka Canoe. We used a few methods a bit different from the plan to speed things up and make some fitting work a bit easier. We used fillets on the inside of the boat instead of glass tape. This method adds a bit […]
[Translate] I am helping with the teaching in a ten day boatbuilding school in Adelaide Australia. 10 boats 12 students – all off to a flying start. Most are from interstate. Varying levels of skill. Most haven’t built a boat before. A couple have woodwork or home renovation skills. I will post more info here […]
[Translate] The first part was up last week. This week we talk about traditional vs modern sailtypes – everyone knows I am a fan of trad rigs because of their low cost – but here I go into the influences on the other side. I love the efficiency of modern rigs so I use all […]