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
May 24, 2012 0

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.
February 28, 2011 0

Helping out at the Duck Flat boatbuilding spring school.

I am currently helping at the twice yearly duck flat boatbuilding school in Adelaide. There are boats designed by me, Oughtred, CLC Kayaks, Joel White and Woodenboat. People are from Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Perth.
September 28, 2010 0

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.
August 9, 2010 0

Kits in Australia for the Goat Island Skiff

Howdy, Lot of background stuff happening over the last few weeks. Duckflat has been developing up a precut kit for the Goat Island Skiff and the Eureka Canoe. Gosh it has been a steep learning curve. Have been back and forth with the cutting people to get things to work correctly. Computer cutters (the machines) […]
November 27, 2008 0

Antique Racing Dinghies – International 505 and Moth in Timber

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 to […]
May 8, 2008 0

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

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 are […]
March 30, 2008 0

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

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 of […]
January 27, 2008 0

Finally – building photos for the Goat

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 the […]
November 7, 2007 0

Dakota (age 11) builds an OzRacer (formerly Oz PDRacer)

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 much […]
October 18, 2007 1

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

Adelaide Timber and Working with Wood Show

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 of […]
July 26, 2007 0

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Adelaide Timber and Working with Wood Show

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 Island […]
July 26, 2007 0