Ray Macke has build a great looking Hankinson design (check out the build log here). Last fall he had the chance to make a hurried, late season run on the Cumberland River. Ray has a great narrative/story telling style, and there’s some good humor and enjoyment in this log.
Check out his adventures. We’ve probably all been there, or will be there someday.
My wife is a huge fan of jigsaw puzzles and enjoys working them online at a handful of web sites. Her "puzzle of the day" was especially fitting today, and the site (http://www.jigzone.com allows embedding puzzles, so here you go.
The Glass Boat restaurant is an old barge, converted to a high-end restaurant and moored on the river in Bristol, England. Of interest is that they just had the craft drydocked for renovation and blogged the process. Some interesting pictures and information concerning this beautiful old boat.
Berthed in the heart of Bristol’s historic dock the Glass Boat has been at the forefront of quality dining in the region since 1986.
Located over two decks on a lovingly converted barge the Glass Boat is one of the city’s premier venues for dining, business entertaining, partying or simply relaxing.
The Glass Boat is an award-winning restaurant that is a bastion of fresh, imaginative, & creative food & service excellence. The cuisine is modern European with a British accent & the produce is seasonal, & local.
Service is professional without being starchy & the wine list is a collaboration of the best that both the old & new world’s have to offer.
A truly unique dining experience, the Boat is open for weekday breakfast & lunch, & a la carte dinner 6 nights a week. There is also a set price menu available for parties of 10 guests of more.
Montana Boatbuilders, Inc. has a nice web page outlining their extensive line of boats and services. They also offer plans (including a 50-60 page book of instructions) and/or kits for some of their designs. I especially liked some of the detailed writeup on their FAQ page. Worth a read if you agree with it all or not.
We build high quality boats using wood and composite construction. Specializing in river dories, we also build duck hunting boats, jet boats, still water pulling boats, and will happily take on anything you can dream up from canoes to sailboats. The common theme of our custom projects is quality- based on the traditions of wooden boatbuilding and the opportunities of new technology.
We are also proud to offer some of our designs in both plans and kits and carry all the building materials, hardware and accessories to get them built and in the water.