Neat find in the build area… remains of an 18th century sailing vessel.
Check out this post for a few more details.
A cousin’s family owns this beautiful, restored ChrisCraft. All I really know about it is that it was restored in Michigan by a person who does it professionally.
To put in my family plug here, check out Deah’s marketing agency if you get a chance… I’m sure her work is as nice as the boat 🙂
A neat page with scans and pictures from an old UK plans catalog. Some nice looking smaller boats there.
I found this page an interesting collection of comments and information about a design I had never seen before. Been many years since it was built, but looks like it might have been a nice boat.
Maybe I should just build my own motor… back when they went for the direct and simple ways (and they worked).
Manual Outboard (courtesy of Google Books)
Here’s a neat organization following some classic (30’s through 60’s maybe?) motorboats. Many of you probably grew up with some of these classics. They don’t build them like that any more.
Make sure and check out the gallery(s).
Another interesting Navagear post recently included some pictures of the now defunct and abandoned Kalakala (scroll down part way). From there I found the web site of the ship itself, with lots of pictures of her from her heyday.
A luxuriously appointed ferry, in an "art deco" style with streamlined hull and superstructure, it’s just a really neat looking ship. Sad that it seems to be rotting away now. I don’t know if the efforts to save it are still active or not, but might be worth checking out.
Welcome to vintageboatplans.com…
Here, you’ll find many of the old boat designs of days gone by. Cabin cruisers, rowboats, skiffs, dorys, kayaks, paddle boats, john boats, hydroplanes, sailboats and more. These old plans usually include materials lists, dimensions and instructional text. Each set of plans is in ONE file so you don’t have to download multiple image files of different sizes and deal with sizing and printing them correctly. Some plans were compiled by others and they didn’t improve them at all. All the plans I compiled myself were completely digitally restored and enlarged, improving the quality at least 100%. Old brown pages were restored to a crisp white to save expensive ink when printing. This process was extremely time consuming.
…at least with the right conditions. Check out this BBC News segment about a 400 year old ship found virtually intact at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
An Austrailian company that does some really nice woodwork… check out their various previous and current projects for narrations and pictures describing their work.
From the look of some of those boats, building them new from scratch would have been easier 🙂