Dave Purdon, living in Dunedin well down the
East Coast of New Zealands South Island built
this Rogue about 13 years ago and has just sent
me this photo of her sailing off Port Chalmers
in the Otago harbour. I lived there for some
years and really enjoyed the sailing on this
lovely harbour as well as the proximity to the
alpine Lakes that are close enough for a weekend
cruise with a trailerable yacht. - John Welsford
I thought you may be interested to see
my 13 yr old Rogue sailing at Port Chalmers
in February 2006. Two big guys and 50kg ballast
Photo by Rob Wood.
Thanks again for a fine design.
Due to popular demand, we have just released
plans for the long awaited big sister to Origami,
the amazing folding dinghy you can easily
build yourself regardless of your boat building
experience. The new version, the Origami 8
can carry three people and is the answer to
the age old problem of where to put a dinghy
on your small cruiser, and perhaps just as
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when you're not using it. Because the Origami
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with wood trim that protects the cloth.
Just like the classic 6 foot
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Over 100 photos guide you effortlessly through
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Plans are now available from Duckworks for
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just add water!
Chuck, I hope I catch you
before you take off for the San Juan's. I'm
envious of your adventure but hope to read about
it one of these days.
I thought I'd send you a shot of my Weekender,
Julie K, with her new suit of Duckworks
sails. I love the look and they
are just right. I got a number of compliments
from folks at the Minnesota Messabout this past
I expect you'll get some more pictures from
Bill Paxton along with his tales about the gathering
which was a lot of fun.
Enjoy your trip.
Tim has the video of the entire
PD race uploaded here:
The single big file is the entire race, the
little files are the big one split up into smaller
pieces. The small pieces can be assembled with
I am looking forward to seeing the pictures and reading about
your messabout! I am making plans to bring a
lapstrake Ducktrap wherry to it next year.
Only have one more jon boat waiting for restoration.
It is a average 14' MonArk on a average jon
boat trailer, and 25 Evinrude that I owned once
before 3 years ago. You want a "how to"
on the project? I have been paying for my habit
with these projects for a while now and I think
I have the combination dialed in pretty good.
Anyway after this john boat I am going to find
out if people in Michigan will buy a AuSable
from me. They might as it is a rare specialty
boat - even more special when mine folds in
the middle to make a 24 footer managable on
a jetski trailer.
Well, I am looking forward now
to finishing the trout boat - am at the point
of doing one or two little things a day. Of
course they will add up quickly and before I
know this one will be in the bag. Might be too
cute for a fishing boat - maybe, until I bash
it around some and beach it on the rocky shore!
Hi Chuck. To be
featured (in B/W of course) in my final December
O6 issue of WINDLING WORLD, is the absolutely
incredible fully RC, 7' long model of the SEA
CLOUD which my good friend and fellow modeller
in Queensland, Australia, Richard Mayes finally
launched after a seven year build on 25th April.
This was the 75th Anniversary of the launching
of the real SEA CLOUD.
Hope you are well, Mark Steele
We have been fiberglassing
on Charlie's Sundowner
Pic of day ones fiberglassing attached. The
yellow stuff is kevlar. - John Welsford
The Little Easy
Little Easy is designed to be truly
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ready to assemble, and packaged in a single
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together, and then assemble the boat on top
of the trailer.
click image above for
Although the boat is only 15
ft long, it is one tough bull-strong boat that
gives you great stability for fishing, duck
hunting, or family boating fun. It is unsinkable
with the foam filled side hulls. Because of
the light weight, it should tow like a dream
behind any small compact car or pick up.
It is small enough to go in your
garage, yet has great storage room for fishing
gear, hunting equipment, or family life jackets
and floats. It should make an ideal “Roadee”
second boat for those that have a larger boat,
but don’t want to pull it to far off places
to vacation, fish, or hunt. Instead, they can
leave the big one home, and still go with small.
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