Check out this audio interview from Mad Marinerâ„¢ – this guy is impressive.
River King Ike Hastings Discusses His Life on the Water A retired art teacher, Ike Hastings is a Mississippi riverboat builder and captain who has built dozens of boats, including the 100-foot sternwheeler he currently rides â€“ a boat big enough to carry its own plane (and yeah, he built that, too).
Recorded: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Running Time: 30 minutes
Glen-L is hosting another teleseminar covering electrical and hydraulic steering installations.
May 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time – sign up at the link.
The host, Carl, built the Fifty Plus… gorgeous boat.
Mad Marinerâ„¢ has recorded and is offering up quite a few podcasts/mp3/audio files for your listening pleasure. Listen on your PC or download to an iPod of the like.
Several of them have transcripts available if you prefer to read your content rather that listen to it.
I’m going to be hosted on one in the future, so stay tuned 🙂
I hadn’t really expected NPR (National Public Radio) to be a source for my boating interests, but they surprised me yesterday.
They have an ongoing series of "SoundClips" segments (many are quite interesting) where listeners send in interesting sounds that they have encountered and recorded. The segment yesterday dealt with a "Origami Boat" that a man produced in Austin, TX.
The SoundClips series continues with listener Zane Baker of Austin, Texas, who cruises his handmade plastic boat across a lake.
Good Old Boat magazine is selling various boating and "sea stories" in downloadable mp3 format to play on your computer or portable mp3 player.
Sailing stories that are begging to be told, brought to you by your friends at Good Old Boat magazine.
We recently covered Ted Brewer and his boat and yacht plans. FurledSails also had a recent podcast interview with him that I had the chance to enjoy recently. During the interview Mr. Brewer pointed out his new hobby endeavor…
Yes, I know, its not boat/boating related, but I find many boatbuilders have other “creative” hobbies, and since Mr. Brewer is such a respected and interesting designer, I thought it worth a link.
I mentioned the Furled Sails podcasts in the previous note, but wanted to draw specific attention to this edition. Its an in-depth interview with George Buehler, designer of the Diesel Ducks and other yachts.
Here’s their description:
George Buehler, self-taught yacht designer has a great philosophy on boats, he says “I like all kinds of boats; there are no absolutes I’ve come to realize, and more important, no boat is ‘practical’. So let’s not pretend; a boat is a toy, a fantasy, a thing to have fun with.” He helped build a replica of the 110′ schooner America and is the also the designer of the Diesel Duck. George is the author of Buehlers Backyard Boatbuilding and The Troller Yacht Book.