Can the GIS be Roofracked?

[Translate] Well, it is light enough, but maybe have a close look at this series of photos from Simon Wein. Actually the pictures of the boat upside down on the roof makes it look very much like some of the Australian and NZ racing dinghies – like a Cherub or NS14. That’s my sailing background […]
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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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ozracer trying Goat Island skiff sail. Very happy boat despite 105sq ft on a 8ft hull.

Lug rig alternative for OzRacer and PDRacers.

[Translate] I have just finished additional drawings for a lug rig version of the OZ PDRacer. Properly designed and engineered spars and sail. I would like to think I am something of an expert on lug rigs ritted to small boats. I have sailed countless hours with such rigs including weekly club races against conventional […]
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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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OzRacers and PD Racers Marching Around the World

[Translate] PDRacers abuilding. Well – winter is coming to an end and also it is some time since the Mk2 OZ PDR plan was launched. So quite a few OZ PDRs are appearing around the world. At least as far as registered boats. The fleet in Australia is now a dozen. Not all OZ PDRs […]
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Adelaide Timber and Working with Wood Show

[Translate] 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 […]
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Adelaide Timber and Working with Wood Show

[Translate] 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 […]
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GIS – Goat Island Skiff planing.

[Translate] 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 […]
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WATERCRAFT UK Magazine Article on Goat Island Skiff

[Translate] Some months ago I was contacted by Pete Greenfield who is editor for Watercraft magazine in the UK. He wanted an article from me about my favourite boat. At the time I had just returned from a stay at Mooloolaba with my friends Peter and Jo Hyndman who have the Goat Island Skiff that […]
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Nicely set up balance lug rig photos.

[Translate] Any reasonable sailor can look at the pics to the right and see that this rig is doing all the right things. The twist is controlled, the sheeting angles are relatively narrow and the boat is moving along nicely in a light wind and a leftover chop. This is what I mean when I […]
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Traditional rigs can GO! Lugs and Sprits

[Translate] Below is a video of a Lateen Rig on a large yacht going like a rocket. They start with their sails down and hoist at the gun. These boats really go as the video below shows. It was filmed in Dubai, so I suspect that it probably doesn’t qualify as a low cost rig – […]
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Kirribilli – historic 5.5 metre yacht starts restoration.

[Translate] Duckflat have started work on Kirribilli for a consortium of owners. Keel is off – boat is upside down – hull is half stripped and half splined – starboard side. I’m assisting with the technical side. If the end result is as nice as the work Duck Flat and I did on our last […]
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Another Eureka Canoe Launched

[Translate] Another Eureka has been launched – this one by Peter McKenzie. He is quite happy about the way the boat goes both light and loaded. Also there are some nice pictures of the boat in action – I suspect that most people get a bit carried away at just how nice the boat looks […]
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Photos of paddles made from my free plans

[Translate] I may have designed these paddles about 15 years ago but now I have the first photos. The paddle plans used to cost $45 but they have been free for a couple of years now. They are very detailed with step by step instructions on all aspects of the building. There is a plan […]
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More Launchings – Stephen’s Goat Island Skiff

[Translate] It is always nice to hear that another boat has hit the water. Stephen built the boat part time over 10 months and he seems quite happy with the first sail. The maiden sail was fantastic, this skiff was far better than I had ever imagined and the lightest boat I have ever sailed, […]
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