Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week:
Mike Greeley just posted this photo and description:
“Father Daughter project launched this summer, made from Jeff Spira’s free kayak plan. Thanks Jeff!”
Nice job, Mike. I love it when I see parenting done this way. She’ll remember this her whole life.
The plans for the Huntington Harbor, along with lots of other great boat building information and e-books are available when you join the insider section at no charge at: spirainternational.com/hp_fun2017
Bay River Skiff MK2
This past Tuesday was one of the most exciting days of a boat build! After three weeks of drawing, cutting and a little epoxy work, I had all of the major pieces cut-out and cleared the floor of my little shop to assemble the boat for the first time. After two hours of work with my assistant Kristen Chilek we had a Bay River Skiff MK2 sitting in the shed. Seeing a boat 3D for the first time is such a thrill! This boat looks really cool and is very wide which is not really that well represented in the photos. With so little rocker she looks to be quite fast and should be under power as well. The changes that Graham Byrnes has made in this version 2 of the boat really improve the functionality of the design with small side decks, LOTS of easily accessible storage, the centerboard set off to the side along the seat to open up the center, and more freeboard. I think this will be a great all around boat with two easily stepped masts and an outboard up to 15 HP to use on those “fishing only” days. I think this is going to be a great boat for W Travis Votaw and I may be so envious that I will have to build a second one for myself!
Sea trials, day two. 5nm estuary cruise.
A couple of years ago I sold a set of Acorn plans to a builder in Moldova, and I challenged you to find it on the map without Google’s help.
I understand it is the first catamaran ever to be built in the country
This morning I got these two photos, a really nice job! Congratulations to the builder
More on the Acorn here sailingcatamarans.com/…/2-catamarans-under…/167-acorn
Plans from Duckworks of course: www.duckworksbbs.com/product-p/woods-acorn
Music Box 3
Music Box 3 going 3d.
Klepper Aries II
The hull wore out so I’ve decided to skin it with polyester. Hoping to get it painted today.
Taking shape. Igo by Dave Gentry. Started three years ago. Got inspiration and time recently and here we are. Rub rails inwales and seats!! We’re going to float this as soon as it warms up!
And I’m making progress. I am building a P50 by M. Plucinski from 1955.
A few photos