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First sailing photos of low cost sails for Storerboats

After a week or so of bad sailing weather, Daniel in Uruguay got out on the water in Piriapolis harbour to try out his new sail from ReallySimpleSails.com in the Philippines. The idea is to halve the price of sails for my plans so that it is even more economical to build a storerboat. This can save $300 plus

OzRacer wins PDRacer Worlds for the fourth time in five years

2013 – Once again an OzRacer wins the PDRacer World titles. That is four times in the last five years. An OzRacer does need to be modified to fit the PDRacer rules or as standard is an excellent boat for first time sailors. It sails REALLY well which aids learning. And doesn’t need to cost any extra money. Plans $20

An Epic Poem about the PDRacers that sail 200 miles up the Texas coast each year

[Translate] OZ Racer plan information The PDRacers have a saga published at Duckworks about the Texas 200 (the 200 mile sailing event up the Texas Coast). It is not by a Ducker but by one impressed by them. EXTRACT The Mighty Ducks clung to the port, with all manner and various sort of other craft […]

Podcast Online – Wooden Boat Design by Michael Storer – 1 of 3

This talk is the first hour of my exposition on boat building and design. There are two more parts to come. This covers some of the background and design issues. The second is more on the building side and the last is a bit more about why the Australian (and New Zealand) wooden boat tradition is different from the Northern Hemisphere. You can stream the talks over your internet connection or download them as a podcast.

USA Trip Day 7, 8, 9 – Timothy Lake Messabout with the Coots

[Translate] The pics in this post are just a hint – many more on flickr – you can see them at the bottom of this page. So … What a Weekend! It is the highest I have ever sailed by far – about 2500 to 3000ft above sea level. A very nice bunch of folks. […]

Rick Landreville is the Canadian PDRacer Champion in an OzRacer modified to meet the PDRacer rules

[Translate] From Rick The Canadian Nationals took place today at Summerland B.C.  with 7 boats competing for the coveted title of ‘Canadian Champion’. Pictures are posted. We had a beach start over a triangular course that was 4.2 kms long, and, well, I won. A testiment to the fine design of Michael Storer. Canadian National […]

Heading to the USA on Thursday

[Translate] Well, this is the first real post on WordPress and it is about my trip to the USA for the Puddle Duck World titles plus a couple of months of other boating adventures. I am thinking of moving the whole site over to it in the future.  It will be more flexible than the […]

Stretched version of the Ozracer (formerly Oz PDR) – the 12ft PDGoose

[Translate] The PDRacer international forum (a wonderful resource now sadly deleted) started discussing a longer version of the humble PDRacer – and I had some drawings on hand already for a 12ft version because of Bob Alston. He actually thought up the name, which I quite like. We really do recommend the OZ PDRacer for […]

AlexN’s wonderful description of building a OzRacer (formerly Oz PDR) and heaps of other stuff.

[Translate] It is the first boat he has built and Alex is not necessarily taking the quickest way. But he is reporting daily about his building and his ruminations on different subjects. It is a very popular boatbuilding item on the OZ woodwork forum. There have been around 13000 views of his thread already and […]

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 […]

Sailing at Goolwa with AJ, Andrea, Ted, Mike, Mike and Mike Pt1

[Translate] But here is the set calledGoolwa, sailing with AJ, Andrea, Ted, Mike, Mike and Mike First a mood Photo from the Murray Mouth where Ted’s shack is. OK Saturday about 10am Rigging The three Ducks … one with the lug rig … in light winds it was the fastest by a long way. It […]

Table of Contents for Michael Storer Wooden Boats Forum.

[Translate] It is a bit hard finding information on my forum as the list is not very ordered, so I have attempted to fix this.There is a general building section then each boat is in alphabetical order.To see all the images you may need to become a member, however, they are a good bunch and […]

Towing a PDRacer behind a larger boat

[Translate] Howdy, Towing behind another boat can be one of the highest loads that a small dinghy can face. Imagine if it fills with water and the mother ship is surging ahead in bad weather. So how to distribute the load into a lightweight skinned structure like the OZ PDR. OK … here is how. […]

The Sexiest OzRacer (formerly Oz PDRacer)? Do I have to race against that thing!?!

[Translate] A new local (Adelaide) PDRacer has been on its way for a few months now and is getting very close to being ready. The picture right is what it looked like a few weeks ago. however things have changed. You can click on the pic for a closer look Mike wrote: Bit more progress […]

ORacer (formerly Oz PDRacer( sailboat – first optional lug rig launched

[Translate] Just got an email from Dan Taylor in Washington State, USA. He is the first to provide pics of the OZ PDR with the lug rig option. The sail looks very nice indeed and the light wind and a perfect sunny day were the other necessary ingredients. Here are his email and the pictures […]