Milestones for Pangur Ban
Over the years, we have posted several links to Dale Austin's website and his sharpie project. In this article, he takes time to reflect on his multi-year project.

A Houdini in South Africa
John Welsford was delighted to get this letter from Herco van de Erve and we are delighted that he is sharing this great dinghy cruising story with us.

Whoopi - 25' Rocket Gaffer
Here is another delightful pocket cruiser from Flavio Faloci. It is a design competition entry like his last one. The pictures of the model alone is worth seeing.

A Few Short Trips
Fortunately for us, Brian Anderson was looking through his photos and found enough to make a composite article about some river paddling trips in Europe

The Barquito Folding Dinghy
We no longer sell plans for this clever little boat but you can get them online. David Brinker built one and he tells all about it in this article.

It's Thanksgiving...
... here in the USA and we are taking the day off to celebrate with our family for which we are thankful. Here is our oldest daughter with her youngest boy.

Using Pigment Pastes
Not many people know about this method for fairing boats - it involves using pigment in successive colors with your fairing compound. Warren Messer reports.

Dakota (age 11) Builds a PDRacer
With this column, we welcome Michael Storer to Duckworks as a regular columnist. This time he reports on 11 year old Dakota and her Oz PDRacer project.

California Origamis
These unique little folding dinghys are turning up all over. Steve Chambers has built two. He used one as a tender for his Potter 15 then gave it away.

A Trip to Mecca
When a wet Kokopeli got Jim Thayer to rethink Lake Powell as a destination and focus on Port Townsend instead, Steve Axon went along and filed this report.

Jim Michalak's Newsletter
Jim Michalak posts a newsletter every two weeks and we think it is worth a look. He generally features a design, posts an essay and includes prototype news.

Canoe Restoration
Lowell 'Ratty" Shipe is a true craftsman but also a man of few words. When he sent a bunch of photos of one of his projects I figured they ought to be seen.

The Waterdog in Canada
When Craig Holm sent us his article about building an Oughtred Grey Seal, I asked him to write something about some of their voyages. Here is the result.

A model yacht crossing of Cook Strait, Mick Brown’s wife Marion’s schooner, and a model of the ill-fated Strathcona. - Mark Steele's latest

Smith's Boat Shop
Jill Brown has written about Pelican saillboats in these pages before. This time she relates the history of the Smith brothers' boatshop in the Pacific Northwest.

A Drop-in Sail Rig
Michael Storer designed a simple drop-in sail rig for a canoe or kayak more than ten years ago and finally he is getting some good feedback from Trevor Killmier.

Brian Builds a Drift Boat
When David Nichols got to Brooklin, Maine to teach a boatbuilding class at the WoodenBoat School, he found that Brian Neely was building one of his designs.

The Taming of the Shrew
What do you do if you are given an old, fiberglass boat that is unsafe on certain points of sail? If you are Bob Booth, you give it a new rig while restoring it.

An Easy Canoe/Kayak Cart
My friend and neighbor, Steve Lansdowne, has talked about many of his clever Gizmos in these pages before. Here is a closer look at his Canoe/Kayak Cart.

Toy Boat
Author and Duckworks contributor Brian Anderson is always cooking up something new and interesting. This toy boat for his daughters is no exception.

Origami Launched
Like all projects, Bruce Raddatz's Origami had a few dissappointments, but he can't complain about the looks of this clever and unique little folding dinghy.

Adjusting Rowlocks Vertically
At 6'-5", Chris Partridge is about "average" size. But no matter what size you are, you need to pay attentiion to this often overlooked aspect of rowing.

Motorwell Modifications - Part 4
This is the last of this series. As usual, Rob Rohde-Szudy not only gives us lots of details but he also steps back for a clear overview of the subject.

Building Harmonica - Part 7
Bill Nolen's Harmonica project got stalled by some health problems, but he got the boat finished and in the water - even if someone else is using it now.

i550 Sportboat
Do you want a go-fast boat but don't have much of a budget? This hot number by designer Christopher Beckwith was conceived just for the home builder.

Mystery Boat
Maybe you can help Pete Chast figure out what this boat is. It is a 12 foot scow similar to a Topper and it has a Topper sail, but may not be it. Take a look.

Building the 10 ft Nuthatch - Part 2
This is the second part of Warren Messer's series on building this simple stitch and glue pram. In it he talks about how to do a nice job on rails and corners.

EasyB - a Solo Canoe
Skip Johnson was really happy with the way his EasyB solo canoe came out so I asked him if he could make free plans available to Duckworks readers. He did.

North Carolina Cruise Photo Album
If you like great photographs of beautiful boats, you will like these pictures Steve Earley took recently. It is a fine example of what we call "boat porn".

North Carolina Circumnavigation
Steve Earley has been out cruising in his Pathfinder again and taking lots of pictures. We are including a bonus Google Earth view of his track & high points.

Book Review: A Speck on the Sea - Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels - by William H. Longyard
Author and Duckworks contributor Brian Anderson takes a close look at a book of high sea adventures.

King Canvasback
Think a skin on frame boat can't be beautiful? Just take a look at the King Canvasback that Jeff Potwin built from common materials. It is a thing of beauty.

Everglades Challenge 2007
In this story, Noel Davis talks about the Everglades Challenge as he saw it and he tells it in his own clever and humorous style. It's definitely worth a read.

McInnis Boat
Here is new plan by designer Matt Langerfeld for a traditional hunting and fishing boat - a la Walter McInnis - but done using the stitch and glue method.

Skin-on-Frame Kayaks on the Mississippi River
Joel Fleischer of Black Dog Kayaks not only built the kayaks that Kayak4AKure used to paddle the entire river, he got to go along for the first stage too.

Of Todd’s two Mariah’s, a Mad Hatters Starlet Day, Bawley John, and Mark’s magnificent Victory
In Where the Winds Blow this month, Mark Steele includes info on several models and their builders.