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5.5kg or 12lb balsa canoe. storerboatplans.com

How to Lightweight – Balsa Canoe strip planked 12lbs (5.5Kg)

A 12lb canoe. 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.
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Fenwick Williams Catboat built in cedar strip at DuckFlat Wooden Boats Australia. detail design work by storerboatplans.com

How we Strip Planked a Fenwick Williams Catboat

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.
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Visit to Duck Flat Wooden Boats in Adelaide.

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
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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.
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Sailboats and canoe hire on the Murray Lakes – an hour from Adelaide.

My friends Rob and Jane Hylton run sailing boat and canoe hire on some of my favourite sailing waters – the lower Murray Lakes – just an hour south of Adelaide.The boat hire is quite cheap but linked with you overnight staying in the small town of Clayton Bay – on the edge of the Murray River. There are a number of different options. My favourite is a tent or an on site caravan on the river’s edge camping area. But there are classier (?) options as well.Low season is quite cheap and the days down there can be very beautiful in winter with a good weather report. They also offer sailing lessons which can include a picnic and/or a tour of the fascinating Murray wetlands.
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Kits in Australia for the Goat Island Skiff

[Translate] I am looking into a new kit supplier for Australia as Duckflat have moved out of that side of the business. So the article below is about the kit that was. We are looking at new ways of getting better kits into Australia right now. Howdy, Lot of background stuff happening over the last […]
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Antique Racing Dinghies – International 505 and Moth in Timber

[Translate] While in Port Vincent for the Wooden Boat Festival (great little show!!!) someone pulled out this 505 class dinghy. It is in REALLY bad condition – but the exciting thing is that it has all the original gear and fittings. So it is a time capsule from around 1959. “State of the Art” down […]
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Finally – building photos for the Goat

[Translate] During the recent Duck Flat Spring School (I was one of the instructors) a GIS was built by Paul and Chris – who are a pair of old school chums who have a long term plan of building something bigger to share the use of. During the class they built the hull, glued up […]
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Dakota (age 11) builds an OzRacer (formerly Oz PDRacer)

[Translate] Dakota built one of my OZ PD Racers with some help from her dad Larry It took her three lots of school holidays – about 8 weeks – fitting the work between all the other things an 11 year old has to do. The middle two weeks holiday it was tooooo cold to do […]
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Duck Flat Spring School 2007

[Translate] 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 […]
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