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An appeal: help local boat builders replace the Phillipines’ 50,000 lost fishing boats

  This piece by boat designer and sailmaker Michael Storer is a short report about instant boat building in the Philippines – an appeal for help in replacing the lost boats so important to feeding the Filipino people and to … Continue reading

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John Welsford completes Scraps – his new tender design for solo sailors

John Welsford has completed the first example of his new one-man dinghy design Scraps – boat building plans are to come. He says the boat took 17 hours to build, and reports that it is stable enough to stand in … Continue reading

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Adrian Morgan in praise of Iain Oughtred and Collano Semparoc polyurethane wood glue

Now we’re into the amateur boat building season, a series of posts from professional boatbuilder and writer Adrian Morgan about building an Oughtred Caledonia Yawl using a kit from Jordan Boats seem particularly relevant. At the time of writing, the latest … Continue reading

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