Slideshow of boats from the Lake Macquarie Classic Boatfest

AlexN, who is building an Oz Racer and I drove up to Toronto at Lake Macquarie for the Classic Boatfest 2011. I think I will go again in 2012 and try to have a boat to sail around. Shows on the water are the nicest type and this one has good access for small sailing boats and canoes. We met up with Bruce (Woodeneye on the storerboats forum) who had is “for sale” Goat Island Skiff.

Photos from Goolwa Wooden Boat Show 2011 – looking forward to 2013!

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.

PJ and Cliff build a plywood Quick Canoe for the Tinaroo Raid in one week

Cliff and PJ live in Warm Queensland and Wintry Tasmania. However they both like to go the the yearly (June) wooden boat festival in tropical Far North Queensland. This year they decided to build one of my Quick Canoes. They started on Saturday and finished including putting the canoe on the car roof by the following thursday. They are experienced woodworkers so added some very nice details.

Storer Boats FORUM

This is a list of the latest posts on the Storerboats Forum. It has information about building, discussions about design, photos of buildings and launchings and much more. A main interest is tweaking the best possible performance out of traditional looking boats.

Is the OzRacer (formerly Oz PDRacer) a good looking boat? Part 1

A little bit of writing how form in boat design seldom follows function in terms of what “looks good”. It was prompted by a discussion about whether the PDR is good looking or not. My Podcasts on design also cover this idea to a greater depth – they are in the menu at the top of each page.

Podcast, Chuck of Duckworks about a new Boat Festival and new ideas for the Texas 200

I was sitting in Chuck’s car as we were driving to the Lake Conroe Messabout. I knew that he had some plans for the Texas 200 event – to extend the concept and starting a new small boat festival on the Texas coast in a couple of years. This is a podcast of that interview.

Goat Island Skiff slideshow – building in Norfolk UK

[Translate] Richard Harvey’s (the owner of the Norfolk Goat) son Mark has put a slide show up of the GIS being put together. A nice compressed view of the project! Slideshow of the Norfolk GIS being put together on the Yare Valley Sailing Club website. Looks like a nice little club for wooden and historic […]

Sailing Day For OzRacers (PDRacers welcome) in Adelaide and the Port Vincent/Stansbury Boat Festival

[Translate] Now we haven’t had a huge amount of luck with our PDRacer days in South Australia. While I did make a new PDRacer speed record, the conditions were mostly too strong at the Goolwa wooden boat show. However there are a couple of opportunities to see (and possibly sail) an OZ PDR if you […]

OzRAcer (formerly Oz PDRacer) Sailing Video.- reaching running tacking gybing

[Translate] This clip demonstrates the lovely manners of the boat, (to replace our aging “doing donuts” movie). Note that Michael does a gybe or two while standing, this is as much a reflection of the stability of the boat as it is of his cat-like agility! If ever there were any doubt about the ability […]

Adelaide Timber and Working with Wood Show

[Translate] Storerboatplans and Duck Flat Wooden Boats will be sharing a stand at the Adelaide Timber and Working with Wood Show. 27-29 July from 10am to 5pm at Wayville showgrounds. We have a 16′ Goat Island Skiff, two 8′ puddle ducks (PDRacers) , a 31′ Bolger Tennessee Riverboat (it’s is being refurbished after 12 years […]

Adelaide Timber and Working with Wood Show

[Translate] The picture right shows the view from our stand as the first of the crowd just arrives after the doors open. Storerboatplans and Duck Flat Wooden Boats are sharing a stand at the Adelaide Timber and Working with Wood Show. 27-29 July from 10am to 5pm at Wayville showgrounds. We have a 16′ Goat […]

Brisbane Wood Show – Two OzRacers (formerly Oz PDRacers) and a Eureka Canoe

[Translate] I am please to say that we moved the two PD Racers into the Brisbane Timber and Working with wood show last night. One of the members of the Wooden Boat association has a mostly complete Eureka Canoe on the stand as well. I will be available for questions the whole weekend and the […]

Boats at the Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood Show

[Translate] I’ll be on the Boatcraft Pacific/Queensland Wooden Boat Association stand at the “Timber and Working with Wood Show” Brisbane – RNA Showgrounds – Fortitude Valley Friday 20 April through to Sunday 22 April. Info about all the Working with Wood Shows around Australia are here woodshow We will have a couple of PD Racers […]

New Peak Speed Record in PD Racer class held by OzRacer.

[Translate] The world speed record for PDRacers is currently 6.5mph. During the recent South Australian Wooden Boat Festival (pic of three of our five PDRS on the beach right) there was so much wind that many events were cancelled, but Michael Storer had a crack at the speed record for PDRacers. Actually we briefly thought […]

I’ll be at the South Australian Wooden Boat Show

[Translate] 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 […]