Goat Island Skiff Calendar 2012 – sunsets, UK, USA, Australia

We have a Calendar for the Goat Island Skiff! It was created in the last month from photos provided by owners and builders and friends of the Goat Island Skiff. Out of 60 images we voted for the best ones using facebook. And now we have a really nice Calendar!

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.

MSD Rowboat in Brisbane. Built by Tom

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.

GIS – Goat Island Skiff planing.

DSC_3745.JPG Originally uploaded by boatmik Just wanted to share this pic of Peter Hyndman’s GIS “Gruff” going reasonably quickly. We spent a couple of days trying to get some good action shots. It was a bit tricky because there was only around an 70 metres straight run at the best angle before getting too close […]

Boats at the Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood Show

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 on […]

Not just beer and skittles!

So you have seen me sailing around enjoying myself for a bit. Or at least that might be what you have been imagining after reading the previous post! I’ve been crazily getting Peter’s two Mk1 PD Racers ready for the long trip to the Goolwa Nationals. They are finally in their yellow paint, I’m building […]