The Cortez Maritime Museum has a mandate to build traditional
Florida boats. Here's one I haven't seen there yet, the Everglades
They don't get any more Florida than this. It was used extensively
in the marshes to get around in the wet conditions. You could
pole in the water or drag it through the grass. They were popular
with the gator poachers for getting the skins out. This would
have been useful to me back in my swamp biologist days.
Here's a rendition of the fantail launch I'm working on.
I get excited at making it up as I go along. Thank goodness
for saws and grinders and epoxy. I've had several of you ask me
about building an easy boat and what do I think about the Goat
Island skiff. I love it.
New builders won't get overwhelmed and give up and experienced
builders can make as much of it as they want with the finish.
I may whip one out just to have a good, fast, simple planing boat
with a cool rig. The plans are cheap on Duckworks.
I wanted some hats and shirts for the shop and I know a fantastic
designer who I won't name, Irwin. This melonseed is an exact rendition
of my Laylah down the colors and the double blocked peak halyard.
Lastly I'll have to talk about Stan. He's always showing up with
fun people but this time he went way too far. Single life suits
him, This beauty he's showing how to kayak is a former Miss America.
Being an artist, guitar picker and all round nice buy goes a long
Lucas Boatworks and Happy Hour Club