Storerboats on Hungarian Television – Eurekára, Egy fakenu magyarországi sikere

[Translate] Csaba Mezai, storerboatplan’s agent in Hungary translated my plans into Magyar (Hungarian).  He also runs by far the biggest website in that language – www.hajoepitok.hu which includes a very active forum. It is seven or 8 minutes long looking at the Eureka, discussing the Quick Canoe and OzRacer simple sailboat and discussing  the plans are at […]

A week fast building two Quick Canoes for touring the Loire in France – Part 1

The above photo was taken on the third day of our Canoeing trip on the Loire River in France. The two black canoes didn’t even exist a week ago. When I wrote the original article on Disposable Canoeing I had no idea at all what it would lead to me and a bunch of adventurers, wine and cheese connoisseurs. Most of us didn’t even know each other! The picture above is the result of this adventurism, but what happened to make it happen? What technology was involved to make the boats faster to build than most stitch and glue boats and what weather conditions did we have to overcome to make it all happen.

Ocean Explorer – a micro cruising sailboat for inland waters from Perttu Korhonen

The dot in the bay above is Perttu’s Microcruiser sailboat on a three day trip on the extensive Finnish waterways. The boat is tiny – 8ft long and is based on my successful OzRacer design (formerly OZ PDRacer) It is a brilliant concept and sails well upwind and down on inland waters.

Video of Quick Canoe in Hungary.

A video of the Quick Canoe in action. My Agent in Hungary who sells plans in both English and Hungarian has launched the first Quick Canoe in those parts. It is designed as a very simple and easy to build boat. It is not a perfect high performance boat, but the numbers have been worked out to give good performance despite the simple shape. It won’t be as good as the best fibreglass canoe, but it will be better than many average ones. And much cheaper and lighter.

Jani in Finland converts a Quick Canoe for rowing.

Jani is a friend of Perttu in Finland. Jani wanted a boat for rowing and fishing. He built a Quick Canoe and modified it with outriggers and also worked out a scheme where it can carry one or two people simply by changing the bow. Maybe it is so clever because Jani is an Industrial Designer!

OzRacer (formerly OZ PDRacer) launched in Slovenia

[Translate] From Koala in Slovenia! He launched his green PDR onto a local river and invited fellow PDR builder Theodor to the launch. Neither of them has sailed before … and they had a great time. Well, we had a launch day on monday!! Beautiful weather, nice wind at first. And it was great. Theodor […]

Koala builds a Eureka Canoe in Europe!

[Translate] Since finding a UK Agent and doing some linguistic work on my website the spread of boats being built to my plans has become … rather large. The Excerpt is written by “Koala” in Slovenia (sorry Koala for my confusion about Slovenia/Slovakia) who is building a Eureka – the reason for the name? Maybe […]