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.
List of Kit suppliers for Storer Boat Plans. UK and Europe, USA, Australia, South Africa. Kits make building a Storer Boat even easier.
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.
The Goolwa Wooden Boat show is on the coming weekend. Storer Boat Plans and Duckflat are having a joint stand as per normal. The show itself is free this year with 250 boats entered in events or on display.
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.
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 […]
The world speed record for PDRacers is currently 6.5mph. During the recent South Australian Wooden Boat Festival (pic of three of our five PDRS on the beach right) there was so much wind that many events were cancelled, but Michael Storer had a crack at the speed record for PDRacers. Actually we briefly thought he […]
I will be on the stand with the Duck Flat Wooden Boats Staff at the SA Wooden Boat Show over three days 10/11/12 March at Goolwa on the Murray River. It is a great boat show and you can find the details from the article immediately below. I will also be attempting to win the […]
Seeing that I am getting the two boats ready for the festival season here is some info about the two major ones. The Australian Wooden Boat Festival – Hobart, Tasmania The Tasmanian Wooden Boat show is definitely bigger but the Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival is much more hands on – as the grassy bit the […]
This photo series below is for the OzRacer Mk 2. The method for the OzRacer RV and OzGoose is much simpler. The OzGoose is the 12ft version that appeared somewhat later. It is a much better boat in terms of speed and capacity. At the moment I am in Sydney for a couple of weeks. […]
No Story about the DuckFlat Spring School is complete without a bit of a spiel about the first of the Mk2 OZ PDRacers being built. It was only one among the 12 different projects – but, hey, it is MY Design!!! (My other designs can be seen by clicking the links in the left column.) […]
I was asked by the people at Duck Flat Wooden Boats whether I would be interested in teaching at their Spring School. It is their first one for a few years and has the purpose of “getting people excited about boatbuilding”. I must admit that was pretty well how it went. 12 different projects and […]