Boat design, home building, and cruising in a nutshell

06 Oct 2015 10:15:48

Fixes and breakage


Just in case you notice, I've been doing a bunch of work tracking down a lot of the old, broken links on the site and cleaning them up. External links (links to other sites) may be broken if the other site is "gone", but I'm leaving them in place for now, for historical sake. Internal links I'm attacking and have significantly improved.

Feel free to drop me a note if you find issues:

I don't know how feasible they really are, but they certainly have big ideas.

OK, maybe it is just a slow, unwieldy boat... Definitely going to require the drawbridge to open.

Do check out their subs...

Those New Zealand folks make some slick looking boats.

Just like the beast they’ve been named after, White Pointer Boats are created to be perfect predators. They combine strength with poise and balance and can switch to pure aggression in an instant.

The brainchild of their owner, Rex Briant, White Pointers are built in Gisborne, New Zealand’s eastern most port. Motor out from here and you feel the elements direct from the South Pole and the southern ocean. So build quality is a key motivator!

The first White Pointer Boat hit the water more than 25 years ago. And every boat since, over 500 in total, has added to the brand’s reputation for producing ruthless fishing machines of supreme craftsmanship and performance.

PassageMaker Magazine has an "Issue Preview" page with some background and videos of the Galatea, a beautiful, restored Art DeFever design.

The full article will be in the October issue.

(I must say that guy is good with a dinghy :-))


I haven't used one, or seen one personally, but an interesting idea that could have some merit.

I wish this guy well... hand building a cedar dugout canoe - and then sailing the English Channel.

The Souquillou Project is not just about the building of a canoe, it's a project about transforming a tree into a seaworthy vessel and get it about 150 km (about 100 miles) from the inland of North France to the white cliffs of the stormy coast of South England.

Check his video blog, also.

On the Water ChartGuides

NEW ChartGuides and NEW EDITION CruiseGuide

For over 10 years Mark and Diane Doyle have produced ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) resource sets. They are releasing their latest.

“Smart cruisers still include printed guides and chartbooks in their navigation suite—and the Doyles are genius at creating easy-to-understand graphical pages packed with useful information.” -- Bill Ellison - Panbo

  • ChartGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Volume 1: Hampton Roads, VA to Savannah River, GA*
  • ChartGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Volume 2: Savannah River, GA to Cape Florida, FL*
  • CruiseGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW): A Mile-by-Mile Cruising Guide for Norfolk, VA to Miami, FL*
  • AnchorGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Volume 1: Norfolk, VA to Hilton Head, SC
  • AnchorGuide for the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Volume 2: Savannah, GA to Miami, FL

O Six Hundred Kayak


Really pretty kayak, made from a "snap together", pre-cut kit and wrapped with carbon fabric.

A good one (at least I thought so)... check out some of these funny (and altogether too true) definitions.

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