Videos of my designs – Storer Boat Plans

Robert Hoffman has been busy using his BETH sailing canoe that he built over a cold Polish winter. There are now videos. I have also linked to all my videos on youtube – so you can see many storerboats sailing.
September 6, 2010 1

Drop in Outriggers – photo and comments from the Philippines

Finally after many years of selling the plan I have a photo of a boat with the outriggers from the drop-in outrigger plan. Every part of the outrigger is very light. The first one we built had each component under 10lbs. It can make a canoe or kayak into a killer sailing boat. Or can convert a canoe, kayak or suitable dinghy into a stable fishing or diving platform for paddle or outboard.
May 17, 2010 4

New Beth Sailing Canoe Video

Howdy, Beth Sailing Canoe Jan in Denmark found something interesting. Hi everyone After reading this forum for a couple of days, I realised I needed to register, fast. Lots of fantastic advice here, both from Boatmik and the rest of you. I am impressed. A few words about me: I have dubbed myself “the world’s […]
November 15, 2008 0

Extraordinary photos of Coastal Life – Pearling Luggers and more

My friend Peter Hyndman (architect, boat builder, photographer, artist – someone has to get all the short straws) has been putting an amazing set of boat and boating life photos up on flickr. He grew up on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait in the ’50s when the Pearling Industry was still in existence. Torres […]
September 27, 2008 2

BETH Sailing Canoe being built by Norm in Toronto

Norm is putting together a BETH Sailing Canoe and documenting it on the WoodenBoat forum. He is going like a rocket, it is possible to drop in every day and see some big changes. He has departed a bit from the plan in both building method and detail. I’d suggest that most people who build […]
September 10, 2008 0

Lug rigs for racing performance

There has been a fantastic discussion about some of the racing possibilities of balance lug rigs on my forum I have learned a huge amount from sailing my BETH sailing canoe and the Goat Island Skiffs over the years, but recently ran into Brian who uses a lug rig for racing traditional British boats. So […]
September 10, 2008 0

BETH Sailing Canoe Pictures

I was up at Duck Flat a couple of weeks ago and had a bit of a poke around their computer. I found a whole bunch of new images of BETH my sailing canoe – Plan number one! The original BETH was launched about 15 years ago and the BETH Mk2 sailing canoe in the […]
July 3, 2008 0

Second interview up on FurledSails.com

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 the […]
April 2, 2008 0

Interview on Net of Designer Michael Storer at furledsails.com

Furled Sails – They call themselves the “World’s First Sailing Podcast” based in North America. Anyway, last week Christy and Noel called me up chatted to me for a couple of hours. So they have an interview with me on their site followed by a part 2 next week. This looks like the permanent linkhttp://www.furledsails.com/article.php3?article=760 […]
March 24, 2008 0

NEW Storer Boats Forum

Well, I’m excited. One of the biggest woodwork sites in the universe has decided that it is OK for the Storer Boat Plans FORUM to be on their site. This is great because there is already a lot of Storer Stuff about The EUREKA CANOEThe OZ PDRacerThe GOAT ISLAND SKIFFBETH Sailing CanoeThe NEW ROWBOAT that […]
February 7, 2008 0

Duck Flat Spring School 2007

The Spring School is underway. About 15 people, around 10 projects. A couple of days ago it was just a big empty space. Now there are boats sprouting everywhere. Storer boats, Oughtred boats, Redmond boats, Bear Mountain boats You can see my pics on Flickr – about 600 of a whole bunch of different details […]
October 5, 2007 0

Traditional rigs can GO! Lugs and Sprits

Here is a video of a Lateen Rig on a large yacht going like a rocket. It was filmed in Dubai, so I suspect that it probably doesn’t qualify as a low cost rig – but it is still traditional including in aspect ratio. It blasts along very seriously for some time until a large […]
May 23, 2007 0