The Scuzbums have been participating individually and intermittently
in the annual San Diego Wooden Boat Festival...but this year
we got (somewhat) organized and put a record ten boats on display...
or How Did I Become a Boatbuilder
'Some years ago I had to repair my glider and while I was in
the internet searching for information of epoxy glue I did find
Hannu Vartiala's web site of free boat plans'. That search resulted
in a dinghy.
I tried to see how much of the Quick Canoe I could get done in one day - and quickly found out that slow
glue drying determines more about the boatbuilding speed than
the design. Michael Storer
Simple Beam Balance
A simple beam balance for accurately mixing epoxy reagents with
a note on mixing small amounts by volume.
The PDR Goose
At this writing I have almost completed Michael Storer’s
PDR Goose. The hull is complete, the spars are ready for finishing
and the foil laminations are ready for profiling.
Least Boat: Part One
Since I've moved into this new apartment...I've been thinking
of a statement by a designer, who said, 'A boat that performs
well won't be simple to build. The boat that's simple to build
won't perform as well.'
'I don’t know about you, but for me it’s always
a bit of a let-down to see a beautifully crafted homebuilt boat
with mailbox letters slapped onto it for the registration number'.
Here's how to do it better.