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Percy Blandford, DIY polymath and small boat designer, crosses the bar

Percy Blandford I have heard that Percy Blandford, the century-old legendary designer of boats and canoes for home building and prolific author on huge range of workshop-related topics passed away today. Good ol’ Mr Blandford. Among many other things he … Continue reading

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A lateener from the drawing board of Antonio Dias

This intriguing drawing from the Antonio Dias Design weblog is of a trailer-sailing lateener he’s working up for a customer who intends to sail the boat around the Channel Islands of Southern California. Read all about it here. I think this very … Continue reading

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Save Albert Strange’s Fastnet winner Tally Ho!

Tally Ho – one of the larger Albert Strange-designed boat and winner of the 1927 Fastnet race. She’s currently lying at Port of Brookings, Oregon If you’d like to sail a magnificent gaff topsail cutter from the early 20th century, and … Continue reading

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