Category Archives: Modern boatbuilding

Modern and plywood boatbuilding and plans

Sailing and rowing the North West Passage in an open boat

I’m dumbstruck. Richard Wynne of Lodestar Books got in touch this morning to tell me about his latest offering, Blokes Up North - a book by two Royal Marines who sailed and rowed a Norseboat through the North West Passage. See … Continue reading

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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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