(Appendix 2 – Songs from Construction and Design Journal – 14ft Dory for Rowing and Sailing) SAILIN’ IN MY BOAT In anticipation of completing construction of this boat I wrote a song a while back.  […]

  • Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week: EP Carry A good demonstration of an interesting product. Chuck Leinweber from Facebook Radosław Werszko Dinghy I’m building a 4.8-meter sailboat [...]
  • I’m afraid, it happened again.  One minute, putt, putt, putt.  The next… It’s something every “recovering ragbagger” frets about.  When-the-motor-quits.  Sort of like, when mom says, “…beeeee carefulllll…”  And, you [...]
  • The Hot Yacht model cutter sails better than I thought a vertical sided flat-bottomed boat would.  This may have something to do with the bow being in the water, thus [...]
  • A hot summer’s day.  Spent, as it should.  On the water. Rod, the new custodian of my first Frankenwerke restoration, showed up early.  Already getting warm out.  How ‘bout a [...]
  • 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.
  • Featured Image: bursledonblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/lake-rowing  
  • When did you become a boat designer and what was your first real design? My first real independent design was the 30ft Windsong prototype sailing catamaran which I built in 800 [...]
  • Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week: ECO625 The next series of pictures from my ECO625 houseboat design build in Germany. Bernd Kohler from Facebook Hatch Covers [...]
  • Richard and I rolled his Scamp over last week; no one got hurt, no screaming bad words, no problems. We just hung it from the rafters with a couple of [...]
  • The opening paragraph of this missive should be the words HaHa repeated until a nice paragraph sized and shaped lump is formed. Then, someone should fling that lump directly at [...]
  • Like a beautiful Phoenix Bird.  Up from the ashes of neglect, and unfortunate decisions. Poor little Lady Bug has been sitting patiently, here and there.  Now, and then.  Cold and hot.  Wet [...]
  • Call it excessive optimism.  Call it hubris, if you must. Anyway I slice it.  I just have to call it a flop.  Nobody’s perfect.  Certainly, not me.  But, I seem [...]

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Spira International

A couple pictures William Atckinson Jr.'s 28' Cajun Folkboat, built in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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