The Rise of the Phoenix - Part 2
The Phoenix is a bird from Egyptian, Phonecian and Greek mythology that burned and then was reborn and rose from the ashes. Steve Bosquette's Phoenix story is even stranger.

Going to the Lake with the Boat You Have
All David Sanborn had was an old patched-up aluminum rowboat and when he decided to give sailing a try, ingenuity, some lumber and a little hardware to made it happen.

Building Pathfinder - Part 1 - One of Those
Since the article by Steve Earley in Woodenboat Magazine, John Welsford's Pathfinder has become a popular boat. This article is the first of a construction series by Perry Burton.


Cruising Safely
Steve Earley has written several articles for Duckworks about his cruises in the Pathfinder "Spartina". Here he recommends two products for cruising with safety, comfort & peace of mind.

Do It Yourself Lifelines and Bow Pulpit
Tom Schultz did not fancy an unexpected swim in the cold waters of Northumberland Straight so he priced a bow pulpit. Once he recovered from sticker shock, he built his own.


Rhine Kanuen: The Best Bit
I really envy Brian Anderson. Having moved to Europe, he can now paddle down rivers loaded with castles, history and spectacular scenery that the rest of us only dream about.


Lake Powell Rocks/The Ravens Are Always Watching
Last fall, Sandra and I joined Jim Thayer and his band of Kokonauts for their annual cruise. We have always loved Lake Powell, but this turned out to be one of the best trips ever.

Lake Powell Rocks/The Ravens Are Always Watching
In this second part of the tale of 12 Kokonuts, Sandra's wonderful prose and my hopefully adequate pictures tell the story of what turned out to be our best Kokopelli ever.

"That Was Horrible!"
With Sprimg close by, plans are heating up for summer boating activities. Bill Moffitt wrote this a while back and we thought it might help warm up folks who are still in the throes of Winter.


Nev’s Ann Louise tames a big sea, the enviable Southwold family regatta, Summer Winers and photos `up close, low and personal!’
There seems to be a very wide spectrum of model sailing boats and the ways that they are used, and where  they brighten peoples lives as Mark Steele reveals.

Contemplating Herreshoff
Many before Paul Austin have come under the spell of the liines of Herreshoff's Haven 12-1/2 and many have dreamed of building one in plywood. Here Paul talks about his ideas.

Mahurangi Regatta 2009
Has it been a year since I was at Mahurangi, sailing on Varuna, watching the tall boats glide by? John Welsford's report on this years Regatta sure does bring back wonderful memories!

More Pictures from Mahurangi
Mahurangi has been holding their traditional Regatta for well over a century. Some of the boats are that old and some just look that way. More pictures from John Welsford's camera.

Cheap Knives and Neck Sheaths
This month, we get a twofer from Rob Rohde-Szudy. He not only shows us how to make a cheap boat knife, he also shows us how to make a neck sheath so that we can actually use it.


18 Foot Deck Boat
Here is another of those very clever designs from Harold Duffield. Always simplifying, he has come up with a way to build an aluminum boat that does not require any welding.

Slider Cat
From the start, Ray Alderidge was out to design a new kind of cat. He wanted a beach cruiser for adults. Something small and handy but with comfortable seating. Now plans are available.

Lissa - design #234
Here is another of Joe Dobler's designs. I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that Joe was ahead of his time. This little stitch and glue rowing/sailing boat proves that to me.

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