for a Balance Lug Sail
Here is a short video demonstrating how lazyjacks are supposed
to work - and how I eventually got them to work on a balance
lugsail. [He looks familiar.]
A Trolling Motor
Propulsion for small boats can consist of paddles, oars, or
at times some type of motor, either electric or gasoline powered,
but I was building a Seaclipper 16.
Experimenting One of the great joys of owning a small sailing
boat is the opportunity it provides for experimentation, particularly
if you have a cruising boat rather than one belonging to a strict
Cuts on the Table Saw
David read on the Net about people getting hurt with table saws.
I couldn't help but wonder if he had read some of my writings
about what happened to me?
Barend Migchelsen's Articles
I was pleased to discover the nine articles that the late Barend
Migchelsen wrote in 2001-2003 which discuss the mathematics
used to define a boat's shape. Here's my take on it.
and Easy Boatbuilding Designs
...lets take away framing bevels, take away the amount of plywood
parts to be cut, take away stitch and glue problems and get
back to basics with good ol glue and nails.
After reading a recent article in the January Treasure Chest
on freezing epoxy resin for later re-use, it got me thinking
of all the tips and tricks I have picked up over the years.
Self Designed and Built Pirogue
I live in an area where there are dozens of ponds and lakes
within a half hour drive. My boats have to be easy to build
in that they don't require expensive tools or a master craftsman's
hand. So I designed my own.