Steele’s Model Yacht Column
Mark Steele on a wonderful world of small boats.
Keuka Whaler - Part Six
The planking is now complete. The final bits of the hull are
the keel plank and the outer stems.
to Building: Design Moves On
I spent quite a bit of time going from design page to design
page to junk page looking for inspiration. One which caught
my eye was this one, Jonque de Plaisance.
As my cat sailing season winds down, my thoughts turn towards
a brief fling with sailing in the dirt.
Charging System Design
A compilation of information and tips from Rick Young, Steve
Dashew, George Walner, and Bob Gayle.
OliveOyl was designed for someone who liked AF3 but wanted more
cabin room and comfort, but not more length.
Bolger 18' Work Skiff
A builder’s dilemma and realization with several touches
Most of us are familiar with Herman Melville's Moby Dick, but
not everyone knows Melville served as a seaman on the War of
1812 frigate, United States and lived to report on the Civil
Finally, I got a good chance to put the Kiwi through its' paces
The Rio 2010
I spent the early part of summer working to build my second
puddle duck racer (#444, Pie Rat) in time for Raft The Rio.
Mike looks at what timber is and some specifics about its use.
of a Tortoise
Eventually, that old boat building bug started biting and I
started looking for a project. I eventually settled on Bolger's
Sea Trials: Breaking in our T26x7
Anke and I have just completed our first season's cruising SLACKTIDE
in SE Alaskan waters. She's a 26' x 7' x 1', engine-free, junk
ketch-rigged sailing barge of my design.
September 5, 2010 was launch day for my newest build, a John
Welsford Joansa rowboat.
I Stick with Old-School Points Ignitions: Pt 1
In Cheap Outboards, Max Wawrzyniak warns us that electronic
ignition is not worth messing with. I knew he was right. Really!
But you know how I am about these things.