Second interview up on

The first part was up last week.

This week we talk about traditional vs modern sailtypes – everyone knows I am a fan of trad rigs because of their low cost – but here I go into the influences on the other side.

I love the efficiency of modern rigs so I use all the same methods on the traditional rigs to get brilliant performance.

Also I’ll tell you EXACTLY why you should never name a boat in haste.

This is the original interview – it talks about storerdesign differences, why lightweight structures are best (if you don’t have to sacrifice anything but the weight – why not) and my low cost performance “philosophy”.

Actually it is not really “mine” but our OZ and NZ wooden small boatbuilding tradition.

Thanks again to the crew – Noel and Christy – and you should have a good look at their archive of brilliant interviews.

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On the "round Australia trip" I found myself employed by a tiny business in Adelaide - Duck Flat Wooden Boats in Adelaide.It was an eye opener - It became clear that one could build a boat for a fraction of the cost of current racing boats.My ideas hinged around high performance, easy building, fun to sail and reasonably cheapToday Storer Boats are built in all countries and we have active groups on Facebook for the following groupsGoat Island Skiff Open Goose Storer Boat plans Really Simple Sails