Getting Ready to Howl


It’s been half-a-month.  Kate had a routine hip replacement, that wasn’t at all routine.  My part of it has been to drive to and from hospitals; and be in hospitals.  Quite a bit.  There’s an […]

  • Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week: Gypsy Mike Lee lives in deepest Dorset, UK and has built many Wizards and Sangos for other people. But now [...]
  • When did you become a boat designer and what was your first real design? My first boat design was a 15ft tortured plywood catamaran, designed and built for myself in [...]
  • We are big fans of Jim Michalak’s designs and like to let you know when there is a new issue of his newsletter.  You can read it by clicking HERE.
  • Hi everybody! I’m Timm Gage, a relative newcomer to this writing business but I’m going to give it a try. You see a lot of articles here about wooden boats [...]
  • As promised, here below are 6 photos of Rod’s superbly built Slingshot 16 Solo trimaran. Here is part of the message he gave me the OK to share with y’all: [...]
  • I found a rather cryptic note on my bench.  “OK.  So, now what?”  It was written with an obviously dull carpenter’s pencil.  On a small piece of cedar scrap.  There’s [...]
  • Featured Image: shantyboatliving.com/2017/puddle-duck-micro-shantyboat/  
  • 1.1 So, it begins.  Yet, again. I’ve been driving by this boat for the past 8 years.  Every time I pull out onto the highway and head to Newport.  There [...]
  • Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week: Sassafras 14 Sassafras canoe build : internal ‘cockpit’ area masked off, cleaned/ degreased & wiped down with a tack cloth. [...]
  •   by Michael Beebe – Rockport, Texas – USA I Learned Something… I learned something today, after forty years pulling boat trailers, there’s still room for growth. First another something [...]
  • When did you become a boat designer and what was your first real design? It was during the fall/winter of 2005 that I started on the 8ft Nuthatch Pram and [...]
  • Marine-tough LED strip lights provide illumination during 1,500 mile trip, enhance safety and functionality for boats and watercraft When Marc Phelps broke the world record for the longest solo journey [...]

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Saturday, November 18th, 2017

There's a little duck on one of the boats at the Philippines Oz goose championships.

It's on one of the top 5 boats so far too!

Chuck Leinweber