Olympic 5.5 metre yacht "Kirribilli"

This is the story as we understand it so far … “Kirribilli” was built for the 1956 Olympics by a consortium from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and built a few doors down from the club. She is a beautiful 5.5 metre yacht built by Bill Barnett, one of the great Australian boatbuilders from designer […]
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Not just beer and skittles!

So you have seen me sailing around enjoying myself for a bit. Or at least that might be what you have been imagining after reading the previous post! I’ve been crazily getting Peter’s two Mk1 PD Racers ready for the long trip to the Goolwa Nationals. They are finally in their yellow paint, I’m building […]
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Wooden Boat Building – 10 day Autumn Class

Duck Flat Wooden Boats in conjunction with Michael Storer Wooden Boat Plans will be running a 10 day boat building Autumn School. April 16 to 26th at Goolwa on the Murray River – Adelaide Australia. http://www.storerboatplans.com/Boatbuildingclass.html This image is from the class in October last year. For people who have never built anything before through […]
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Could we do it?

Three Ozacer Basic Hulls Built in 4 working days? Before going our various ways at Xmas Robin Badenoch and I with considerable help from Geraldine and Nathan had a shot at getting three basic Ozacer Hulls together in four working days. Here’s the link 3 x Ozacers basic hulls built – thread on Oz Woodwork […]
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118th PD Racer is OZ

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.) […]
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Back from the Duck Flat Summer School

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 […]
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