Hello!

    Welcome to my little piece of the boat-building web.

    This site is my own attempt to help my own and other’s boat-building dreams along the path a little farther.

    In my boat-building research and reading, I have found a collection of online ‘communities’ that I have leveraged heavily. They all have some different interests, overlaps, and conflicting opinions, but also have many similarities and shared goals. I hope to be able to post some various articles and links that show the similarities and synergies, maybe tying a few of these communities together.

    I’ve used this site to various ends:

    • Posting news and articles pointing to new "events" in the boatbuilding world. These may be actual events, or newly discovered plans, or other items of interest.
    • Organizing a bunch of personal research I’ve done and have scattered around
    • Making some of this research available to others… maybe it will save somebody some time
    • Soliciting some comments and further input into some of my (probably hairbrained) ideas
    • Providing some book reviews and/or commentary about resources that are available

    The latest posts are listed below. A total sitemap is also available.



2014-12-16 21:37

Nautical Lexicon

Brush up on your nautical vocabulary here.

2014-12-15 22:47

Duct Tape and PVC Canoe

A very nicely done PVC and duct tape canoe, complete with launch video.

After months of work and having a 14’ canoe in our living room, we finally got a nice day to go and test it out at Utah Lake. No leaks, no problems at all! Works really well, we’ll have to take it out often this summer.

2014-12-13 21:25

Tall Ship Miraka

Pretty ship… Buy your very own pirate ship :-)

Tall Ship Miraka

Vintage Pirate Ship For Sale S/V Miraka Fully Restored Classic Sailing Vessel S/V Miraka - all teak, 57’ LOA (40’ on deck) square tops’l, stays’l, ketch, completely restored.

American Marine (Grand Banks) built in Hong Kong 1961 Hugh Angleman/Charles Davies design Mayflower Ketch

2014-11-28 23:22

Ranger Tug R-25

Looks like this is a couple of years old now (2010 I think), but still a fun overview of a Ranger Tug R-25. Filmed when the owner went to receive their new boat, the Get~Aweigh. Includes loading the boat on the trailer and hauling it out.

2014-11-25 22:09

Dory coming ashore

That’s one way to come ashore… very stable and no excitement. I see why that hull shape is so popular.