I Know How to Make it Rain!


I think I know how to make it rain.  And snow. This is how I once spent much of my time.  The hat and the head attached to it, are mine.   Plum Duff, the girl […]

  • When did you become a boat designer and what was your first real design? After graduating with a degree in naval Architecture & Shipbuilding in 1974, I was offered a [...]
  • Can’t use a canoe without a paddle, since starting my boat building career I was surprised that not many people build their own paddles. As with my boats, my paddle [...]
  • Feature Photo from port-na-storm.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/beale-park-boat-show-2017
  • by Michael Beebe – Rockport, Texas – USA I Just Have to Bake it at 350… That was my answer to my wife upon her inquiring about my new found [...]
  • Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week: 19′ Quintana Tyler Jenson has a great start on his 19′ Quintana wide panga. Free study prints here: http://spirainternational.com/hp_quin.php from [...]
  • Another rite of spring. Most years, I send a picture of my Lucas Boat Works hat to Dave – showing a local piece of water, and the inevitable snow-capped peak in [...]
  • When did you become a boat designer and what was your first real design? I started boating in 1980 as a third share owner of a Hobie 16. Then to [...]
  • Once bitten by the boatbuilding bug, I quickly faced a challenge shared by many: finding a place to build boats. Because I knew actual building would mostly take place in [...]
  • When we first came here, to live on the hard. From the almost-always-warm waters of San Diego Bay. One of our neighbors came over to, first, ask “why?” He then [...]
  • Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week: 31′ Selway Fisher Strip Planked Launch The fit-out of Mark Walker’s 31′ Selway Fisher strip planked launch – ‘Green Woodpecker’ [...]
  • 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.

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Little Miss Sunshine

Latest blog has just gone live! Featuring the famous Village Butty and the sarcastic tales of English man enduring the sun!

Apologies for the lack of blogs lately, my evenings have been taken up by doing paid writing work, painting dinghies and eating museli. Although the extra doh is nice I can tell ya now that its way…