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.

2014-09-29 20:08

Beneteau Barracuda 9

Beneteau Barracuda 9

I saw this nice ‘little’ boat from Beneteau the other day, the Barracuda 9. Reminds me a bit of a C-Dory.

2014-09-23 21:54

Bow Lift or Stern Lift Propellers

I honestly didn’t realize that you could get Bow Lift or Stern Lift propellers. This interesting article examines these options and how they actually work.

This is the third part of a series… check out part 1 and part 2 also.

Thanks to Roger for the link!

2014-09-22 11:35

7 Fabulous Steamboats around the United States

CNN outlines 7 steamboats still plying the waters around the US - under steam power. I knew there were some riverboats around, but even the ones that “look” steam powered, most are really not. These are the real deal.

2014-09-19 12:55

Origin of Seafaring Words

I always find the history of some of these words interesting… get all the Scuttlebutt on the Grok, maties!