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A Small Effort – Rowing the 2015 Texas 200 - One

The start of a six part series.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Small Effort – Rowing the 2015 Texas 200 - Four
Wednesday morning welcomed me with the skiff sitting 30 yards from the water.

Monday, September 26, 2016

  • October Splash

  • Monday, September 26, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    A Small Effort – Rowing the 2015 Texas 200 - Three
    Monday morning I wake up to a light breeze with my muscles a bit tighter than yesterday. Hands still stinging, the blisters are beginning to harden.

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    A Small Effort – Rowing the 2015 Texas 200 - Two
    Overnight, the tide has gone out. Down here, that means that the water is maybe 7 or 8 inches shallower than when I arrived last evening.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    A Small Effort – Rowing the 2015 Texas 200 - One
    I really thought that I had this thing licked. I was good for 10-15 miles in training, but this was not enough, especially given the wind and waves I would encounter.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • October Reports

  • Monday, September 19, 2016

    Missed Another One
    I missed another 200, Texas 200.

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, September 16, 2016

    Inventions, Innovations, and Rewinds
    We - Miss Kathleen and I - came home from our first road trip a bit worse for wear.  In fact, we needed to be towed back to the launch ramp due to, shall I be honest?, a poor choice on my part.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • October Treasure Chest

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Jim Michalak's Newsletter
    We are big fans of Jim Michalak's designs and like to let you know when there is a new issue of his newsletter.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Building a Frolic2
    I never really even intended to build this boat at all, and was gearing up to build another I had just bought plans for (still have 'em), so there you go.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    Boat for the Burke Boys - Part One
    The design is a twelve foot Jon Boat designed by William Jackson of many years ago.

    Monday, September 12, 2016

    Palooza 2016
    Maybe the best way to sum up a 10-day road trip, boat show, and cruise, is with a phone call I didn't quite make.

    Monday, September 12, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    A Tale of Warm Sun. Calm Winds. And, a Country Store, Just Too Far Away
    It was supposed to be a modest accomplishment for a modest group of little boats.

    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Baby Blue's Cart
    I decided I needed a cart for my Toto so I went to the duckworks "How-to" index feature and found one designed by Steve Lansdowne.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    The PondTreader
    My kid's music teacher mentioned a school production involving fishermen, so of course I offered to build her a boat for the stage.

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    SCAMP and Nova Scotia
    The big Garvey boat that Wally's making is so cool that I'm going to make one for myself with lots of "improvements" so it'll be my new perfect boat, till the next one.

    Monday, September 5, 2016

    What Can a Skeg Do for You?
    A skeg can be a quick fix for a poorly designed boat or an essential part of a good boat. I have used them both ways.

    Monday, September 5, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    Fiddly Bits
    The Lucas said it best. "Dan. Looks like you're about 90 percent done. Only 90 percent to go."

    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    The Mast
    I only live 1-1/2 miles from two launching ramps, actually three ramps if I count north and south Cove Harbour.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Jim Michalak's Newsletter
    We are big fans of Jim Michalak's designs and like to let you know when there is a new issue of his newsletter.

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • September Letters

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Messing About with Monkey Fists
    I am always amazed by the strange trivia that has survived in my brain from my childhood.

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    Duo 480C
    I would like to introduce the boat I have built. The boat just got into the water couple of days ago.

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    The Crown Jewel, on a Day Fit for Royalty!
    People pay big bucks, fly all day, and settle for a lot less, than "Miss Kathleen" and I had today - basically for free.

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

  • September Splash

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Another Three Hour Tour
    Growing up in an artist’s household, one of our “coffee table” books was Bill Mauldon’s Up Front.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Two Rudder Dinghies
    The 11-foot dinghy shown herewith was designed by Mr. F. K. Lord, and should prove to be a good service able craft.

    Monday, August 22, 2016

  • September Reports

  • Monday, August 22, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Twice Now
    Twice now I've taken the Fox out.

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    The 2nd of April on a Deserted River
    A foggy morning, on the river. Miss Kathleen and I are the only ones at the ramp.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Building a Frolic2
    This is a boat I can build quickly and cheaply, as far as these things go, yet is as capable as any her size, and possesses a couple features few other boats have...

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    A Fast Launch
    As a rule these boats are equipped with motor outfits turned out by the automobile manufacturers, which give high power with a very small weight of machinery.

    Monday, August 15, 2016

  • September Treasure Chest

  • Monday, August 15, 2016

    Jim Michalak's Newsletter
    We are big fans of Jim Michalak's designs and like to let you know when there is a new issue of his newsletter.

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Drifter
    I can’t stand it any longer. I’ve been waiting for someone - anyone - to report on building the little drift boat that Warren Messer designed, the Sol-Duk Drifter.

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Old Road Warriors Re-Unite! - Part Two
    At that point, I was officially out of boats, motors, and tow vehicles.  Nothing seemed to be working out.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Clarence River Adventure
    At the start of last year, I typed up my New Year’s resolutions, and mid way down the list wrote “To go on an ‘adventure’ of the 2004 – 2008 style”.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Garvey, BIG BEN 19
    I sent this email out to a couple of you who're thinking of building one of these and wanted to know all about it.

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    An African Sailing Canoe
    A study of Molly's lines will be interesting, and no doubt help to solve the problem in the mind of the reader.

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Airboat
    Our club "FETS" planned of making something special, in this case an airboat, which was not really a familiar kind of transportation to most of the students.

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Old Road Warriors Re-Unite! - Part One
    With just days left before I’m supposed to show up for this group cruise of my own creation, I’ve had to trade horses in mid stream.

    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Kids of all Ages
    I'll show you some more real boat builders, I mean guys who don't use filler to make up for their inability to cut straight lines.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Olympic Sailing
    ...There are several unique aspects to sailboat racing that make watching it a challenge for the non-experts.

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    A Land Yacht
    The one whose plan is here given was designed by Mr. Ashley and as will be readily seen is an adaptation of his iceboat to land locomotion.

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Jim Michalak's Newsletter
    We are big fans of Jim Michalak's designs and like to let you know when there is a new issue of his newsletter.

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, July 29, 2016

  • August Letters

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Sailing
    I had a boat sold and it came back to me. It turned into a wash. Too much rot in the bones.

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Free Clamps!
    Poking around some forums and blogs run by more experienced boat builders, I found a brilliant solution: Bicycle inner tube tires.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    First Day of Spring
    Since sometime in January, I have launched the new girl, Miss Kathleen, literally dozens of times.

    Monday, July 25, 2016

  • August Splash

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Kathleen, The Fifth Chapter - Part 3
    If I may paraphrase Dean.  The Romans didn’t come to the coliseum just for the beer and hotdogs.

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    A Sailors Work
    Sailors work, not necessarily on the water, but work just the same.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

  • August Reports

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Kids of all Ages
    I'll show you some more real boat builders, I mean guys who don't use filler to make up for their inability to cut straight lines.

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    My Story
    I've been reading your magazine for about four years now and decided it was time to write you with my story.

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, July 15, 2016

  • August Treasure Chest

  • Friday, July 15, 2016

    Jim Michalak's Newsletter
    We are big fans of Jim Michalak's designs and like to let you know when there is a new issue of his newsletter.

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Kathleen, The Fifth Chapter - Part 2
    My newly discovered friend, Dean, and I were simply ruminating about how useful it would be to test-launch both his winter-project boat, and mine. 

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    The Fourteen
    Well, not quite, actually 13'10" stem to stern, she'll do fine.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Making a Boat with Strakes
    I've made a number of scarf joints, but only in making the neck on a classical guitar.  This one is a bit wider.

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Making Stencils
    ...instead of making stencils out of nonadhesive stock and applying glue to the stencils’ backs as Rob did, I used SureSwatch paintable, self-adhesive clear film.

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, July 8, 2016

    How I Installed Carbon-Fiber Ferrules for Oars
    The 14″- long ferrules will add 7″to the overall length of the sectioned oar.

    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Kathleen, The Fifth Chapter - Part 1
    We have a scheduled launch day.  Just three weeks down the road.  And, I think it’s pretty apropos:  Ground Hog Day.

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Stand Up Paddle Boards
    We've all been wondering what the hell good stand up paddle boards are anyway. You know what I would say; they don't have cup holders so they must be useless. Well maybe not...

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    Ta'al - a Touring SUP
    This board is designed for easy distance travel. It is stable enough for a beginner who has tried a basic board a couple of times.

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    Building a Cedar Strip Trimaran - Part Three
    I set the boat up in my back yard again, this time with mast and sails, to get an idea of what it would be like...

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    Jim Michalak's Newsletter
    We are big fans of Jim Michalak's designs and like to let you know when there is a new issue of his newsletter.

    Monday, July 4, 2016

    Monday Blog Roundup
    Read all the boat building blogs from the past week.

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Desert Regatta an Epic Outback Adventure
    Driving hundreds of miles through the Australian Outback with a boat in tow to a regatta in the desert is not an adventure for the faint hearted.



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