Timely reports of interesting goings on from
around the boat building world. If you have pictures of anything of
interest please send them in for posting. Don't be shy. Send to:
I am not
much of a drinker, but the attached photo show the obvious boating benefit
of drinking beer.
Saw the photo in Small
Craft Advisor, a really neat magazine dedicated to small sailboats.
I am running
out for a week of driving and family reunion. Had to post a shot of Mouses
completed (or nearly so) by my summer students a SummerPlace at U of
Hartford. Quite the squeak!
Hi, duckworks guys!
My name is Brent Brown: you'd shown my little boat on your projects page
one time. I've noticed that Herb McLeod's page has dried up. If anyone
wants his plans, I have an eMail link on my page where they can obtain the
plans. I've put a link to my page below, if you're interested. I'm still
using the PuddleJumper for sail and row!
I've tried to contact Herb with no success, but he seems like a real nice
guy, so I'll take the risk on passing out his plans. Thanks for the great
From Richard Spelling:
We have a new issue of Chebacco
Just got back from a 500 mile trip thru the Canadian Gulf Islands in
my Tolman.....saw results of two skippers who were not paying
attention...this one in the La Conner Cut...Bruce
Some of my emails have been accidentally deleted over the last
couple of months. I've had many inquires about the
Yakoos of all models and
I'm trying to answer everyone, but I am sure that some got
overlooked. Please tell the folks to please be patient if they inquire to
you, as I don't have any plans for any of my boats since I rarely measure
anything I just start cutting and build and see what happens!
Sometimes it's good! I'll try to help them anyway I can. Thanks
FYI, my site on building the Bolger Brick "Tetard," a Bolger Yellow Leaf
canoe, and hopefully much more in the future, is finally back up.
Please pass the word and update any links to go directly to the home page:
Thanks and regards,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
September 28th, 2002 (7 weeks from now)
Come on down and have a fun day messing about in boats at Lake Conroe
which is just North of Houston Texas.
Special Guest: Jim Michalak
For more info and pictures from previous years:
Not there yet, but in the picture-is-worth-1000 words-Dept...
boatyard (click to enlarge)
Okay, that's Martin (Number One Son) doing something... At the Left
Rear we have an unfinished Summer Breeze. Forward of that, an unfinished
Little Dubber kayak. To the right, a Piccup Pram in the early stagesof
construction. On its side in front of that, a Mouse Boat. Forward of that,
a 14 foot Platt Monfort Snowshoe and an 11 foot non-vintage (actually,
getting on in years-- built in a living room in Washington, DC in 1988-89)
ply canoe. Hidden from view, the other unfinished Little Dubber and the
other unfinished Mouse Boat. This was before the Last Mad Push To Get
Something Done right before we headed to a lakeside cottage near St John,
New Brunswick. Both the Little Dubber and Mouse Boat were completed on
site (the Connelly Mobile Boatshop, consisting of eight or nine cardboard
boxes of tools, material, clamps, glue etc being of great use) and used
with Great Abandon by the children present...
For your next boat?