All the Goat Island Skiff videos on one page. Around seventy. Sailing, building, fishing, family, distance events and classic boat festivals.
All the videos for the Oz Goose and other similar boats OzRacer, Ocean Explorer, PD Goose. Families sailing, speed videos, capsize, racing. USA, Australia
Kits for Storer Designed Canoes and the Texas Duck which is an Ozracer derived kit.
Generally a designer will specify a range of joins that will suit the boat. Butt joins with Butt blocks for plywood boats. Also called Butt straps. I specify butt straps because they are simpler, faster and have a neat result for amateurs every time. But I do place them in the hull where they won’t […]
The Oz Goose is multipurpose. It can hit speeds of 13 knot, is an excellent trainer and teaching boat with three adults aboard or a family sailer with two adults and a bunch of kids. It is lighter than a Laser Dinghy and a fraction of the cost
Every year we do a Calendar of the Goat Island Skiff. This is the cover of the 2017 Calendar 2017 Goat Island Skiff Calendar is UP! Featuring the boats the places, the builders and the sailors. Discount code ZCUSTOMGIFTS may work for a discount until tomorrow midnight. 12 photos voted on by the Goat interested […]
A chance to vote on the BEST Goat Island Skiff Photos from the last year. The most popular will go into the yearly Calendar
A two and a half week project – The Taal Stand Up Paddleboard is very different from the majority of SUPs out there.Light stable and quick with much less effort than the normal surfboard shapes used.This shows the building method to help those who have purchased plans.
A new design for a “Stand Up Paddleboard”. It is designed for excellent travelling speeds for less effort but retains the stability of a beginner/intermediate board. It can be built much lighter than the standard weight of 12 to 14kg (28lbs). Strategies for major weight saving are in the plan
Sailing lessons 1 1/2 hours south of Manila on beautiful, natural Taal Lake. Boats, SUP boards and instruction, food, accommodation and Volcano and Eco Knowledge tours.
By far the bulk of Goat Island Skiffs are built as one sail boats. Is the complication, labour and expense of the extra sail on the yawl/ketch option worth it? What types of sailing does it assist or hinder?
A great article from the Open Goose website on setting up lug rigs of all types.
Full list of storerboat plans for sail, rowing, paddling, fishing and overnight stays. Plans for most boats are very comprehensive and the boats look just right despite simple construction methods.
Getting rid of a familiar crease in many lugsails.
I’ve been in and around wooden race and recreational boats for a few decades now. As a designer who sells plans I can really only direct people towards the most tried and true methods that work just about anywhere. This article explains a large part of experience that leads to my approach.
Traditionally we were all told that chines were draggy, induced vortices and were slow. But in restricted dinghy classes where different hull designs are allowed chines predominate. And now chines are appearing on yachts as well. Sailors seem to be voting with their feet. Is there evidence?
Year four of the high quality Goat Island Skiff Calendar is out!Boats from the USA, France, Uruguay, The Netherlands and Greece
The OzRacers are steadily growing in numbers in Hungary. This increases the chance of meetups like this occasionon Lake Valence. Two very experienced sailors participate and enjoy the boats.