Tiphys treatise – the canoeists’ bible of 1883

Send this link to an interested friend: https://intheboatshed.net/?p=569 While I’m thinking about canoes, here are some more killer links made available via the Web by Craig O’Donnell, a man whose Cheap Pages have become a point of pilgrimage for those fascinated by the canoeing Victorians and Edwardians. I’d like to start with Practical Canoeing by … Continue reading “Tiphys treatise – the canoeists’ bible of 1883”

Adding a small sail rig to an open canoe

We’ve had a lot of sailing cruisers lately, so I thought it would be good to draw some attention to the opposite – the sometimes nerve-wracking madness that is sailing canoes. If you happen to have an open canoe and would like to be able to sail it, here’s a link to help you on … Continue reading “Adding a small sail rig to an open canoe”

Canoe and Boatbuilding for Amateurs

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] “The number of boating men who find pleasure merely in sailing a boat is small compared with those who delight not only in handling, but as well in planning, building, improving or ‘tinkering’ generally on their pet craft, and undoubtedly the latter derive the greater amount of pleasure from the sport. They not … Continue reading “Canoe and Boatbuilding for Amateurs”