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What makes a Canoe fast, stable, good for touring or going down white-water?

Here is my new article on canoes.


My Puddle Duck was launched today and behaved beautifully


My Puddle Duck carbon fibre mast breaks, I started a new mast.



all together

Happy Day, My Puddle Duck is Ready for LAUNCH!!

I finished the tiller and installed it.



puddle duck rudder

I finished and installed the rudder for the Puddle Duck. Started the tiller


puddle duck sail

The sail is made and installed on the mast.



I've put together all my boat plan pages.

I have a lot of links to boat plans. A page for dories, a page for rowboats, some free plans. It was a bit scattered. This is a navigation page that links to the various pages of plans on this website.


3-D Printers

I was curious to see how far 3-D printers had gone. I knew that someone had printed a boat and that it was possible to print concrete buildings.

Here is a page about the software used in creating 3 D Models

3-D Software



gimbal stove

Gimbaled Kerosene stove I saw in Texas



sanding PDR

Puddle Duck is getting some hardware.



sectional boatsI added some more plans to the take apart boat page.

AND

To the folding boat page

In particular I added a page from the Boy Mechanic folding boat



Saturday Night Special sailboatI spent a week in Texas building a John Weldsford Saturday Night Special


sign farley boat works

If you are interested in visiting Farley Boat Works or going there to build a boat here is more information.



scamp sailboatThe Scamp centerboard is glassed


I also started on the Scamp Rudder

I've cut the blank, glued in weight and completed shaping it. Fiberglass is next.



What are microspheres and when are they used.

Microballoons are a good fairing additive to epoxy.



What is Silica, why is it used as a filler for epoxy? I was curious and I found out.

Is it dangerous? When is it used?



Books About Cats

Including veterinary reference texts, nutrition, cat behaviour (or misbehaviour) and cat stories.


Ticks and their control in Cats


boat building toolsWhat tools do I think are essential for boatbuilding

My list of essential boatbuilding tools, and a few "would be nice" ones.




Spring is the time to build a boat.

Here are some of my pages with LINKS TO BOAT PLANS

I added a page of free plans for rowing boats.



Books about boatbuilding, sailmaking and traditional small boats

These are mostly books I have mentioned in my various boat pages and decided to put together in one page. To a great extent they are books I have in my own library.


I added weights to the daggerboard of my Puddle duck racer


Workbench

I've finished my workbench

and I'm using it!



sharpening

How to sharpen chisels and block planes

Beginning boat builders are often baffled on how to sharpen their chisels and block planes. This is how I sharpen. I'm not a fanatic but my tools cut well enough.



Getting Around

Some Navigation Pages

Boats

boat navigation page

Boat Plans

boat plans navigation page

Cats

cat navigation icon

Gardening

garden navigation page

My Photos

navigation icon for photographs


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