Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas on the birthday of our Lord… best wishes to all of you, and may you have a great holiday season with family and friends.

Westwind Tugboat Adventures

>>> Westwind Tugboat Adventures

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With a 1941 built tugboat, they offer cruises in the Pacific Northwest.

Cruise the Inside Passage of B.C. and experience some of the most exotic scenery in the world and enjoy British Columbia salmon and halibut fishing that is second to none.

Our 1941 heritage wooden Tugboat, the MV Parry is lovingly maintained and beautifully appointed with comfortable two berth cabins, fireside lounge, spotless bathrooms and showers plus a busy galley serving unbelievable food and desserts. Creature comforts are provided with bathrobes, extra pillows, hairdryers and a complimentary selection of wines from around the world.

Longer Fliptail from Wooden Widget

>>> Longer Fliptail from Wooden Widget

Wooden Widget has added a longer, 7′ version of their Fliptail design.

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Benjy’s Origami design was our first "boat build", which is a surprisingly stable and versatile little boat. The Fliptail looks to be a lighter design (important in this type of boat), that is still stable and usable.

Check the video with the boat on plane.

The Fliptail is the latest addition to the Woodenwidget family. Pretty, functional and easy to build. The Fliptail is a simple folding dinghy consisting of a central keel with two drop down floors, four hinged hoops and a reinforced PVC cloth skin.

It assembles in moments and rows and sails extremely well. Tough, light and resilient, with a 3.3hp motor it can also plane at speeds of up to 14 knots! Available in both 6 and 7 foot versions.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note to wish all my U.S. readers a Happy Thanksgiving, and best wishes to those around the world that may not celebrate this holiday where we give Thanks for the many blessings we have received in this life.

Installing a Marine Floor

I’ve installed a vinyl product in a house before. I can’t emphasis enough getting the substrate filled and level. After a while, every little imperfection shows through. I hadn’t seen this product before, but a PVC material like this should be great on a boat. – Bruce

Electric Boat Market Takes Off in Switzerland

>>> Electric Boat Market Takes Off in Switzerland

ABCNews has an interesting article covering Boesch Motorboats’ electric power line.

"We offer the first non-custom boat ever to reach a plane with an electric motor," Boesch says. The 80 kilowatt-strong (108 horsepower) electric motor reaches a top speed of nearly 55 kilometers per hour (34 miles per hour), and a variant with 120 kilowatts (162 horsepower) under the hood can even hit 60 kph. "No one else makes faster electric boats that aren’t custom."

Malware

I would like to warn my readers that one of the upstream advertisers whose ads appear on Craft a Craft was attacked and infected with malware. It is possible that if you clicked on a banner ad displayed on this site you received a malicious payload in addition to the expected page.

These ads have been removed and I’m in contact with the provider. If you have clicked on an ad in the last few days (time isn’t fully known at this time), I would recommend running the anti-virus/malware tools of your choice and watching your machine for signs of infection.

I apologize for this issue and will post an update if we learn more.

Thanks,
Bruce