Cruisin’ on Land

George Beuhler (of Diesel Ducks fame) has recently released a new book about his adventures in the RV world. There are lots of overlap between boating and camping (especially with RV’s). His down-to-earth style is sure to lead to some good insights if you also like some less liquid adventures in your travels.

Custom Steel Yacht Building – In Turkey

>>> Custom Steel Yacht Building – In Turkey

If you recall, Robin and Warren moved on from the Pepi to having a Beuhler Diesel Duck built in Turkey.

This is the web site of the builder, who they seem to have been very pleased with. Most of the commercially built Ducks have come from the far east it seems, but Turkey looks like it might be another viable alternative if you want to have a steel hulled craft built offshore.

Seems like a capable outfit… lots of 3D computer images, etc. on their site.

Beuhler’s Backyard Boatbuilding

Since we’re on a Beuhler roll, I’ll toss a quick mini-review in here.

This was one of the first "building" type books I picked up (ordered actually). Its an easy read, with a very down-to-earth style. Beuhler believes in a simple, rough and ready building style. Over build it, make it strong enough, and go boating. That’s my own take, not his words 🙂

Anyway, lots of good details, reasonable ideas, pointers to materials, terminiology and even several small plans in the back that you can build if you want (and have good eyes to read at that scale).

You can read Amazon’s excerpt or check their web page (click the book icon) and see other much more detailed reader reviews.

Buehler’s Backyard Boatbuilding

Since we’re on a Beuhler roll, I’ll toss a quick mini-review in here.

This was one of the first "building" type books I picked up (ordered actually). Its an easy read, with a very down-to-earth style. Beuhler believes in a simple, rough and ready building style. Over build it, make it strong enough, and go boating. That’s my own take, not his words 🙂

Anyway, lots of good details, reasonable ideas, pointers to materials, terminiology and even several small plans in the back that you can build if you want (and have good eyes to read at that scale).

Check Amazon (click the book icon) and see other much more detailed reader reviews.

George Buehler Yacht Design

>>> George Buehler Yacht Design

George Buehler has some really nice designs, both power and sail. He is heavily influenced toward home building and isn’t just talking, but has actually done it (his latest, nearly finished craft is currently for sale on his site).

He also has a power line called Diesel Ducks… really nice craft available as plans for home building (wood or steel), or pre-built in steel.