Boat Building Academy summer 2010 student launch

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] 18 year-old Alasdair Grant launching his Beer beach boat; Tim Price, and Tom Trevessey and ¬†Lachlan McKenzie bringing Yachting World Dayboat Tailwind to the harbour; Dominic Frankis sails his Mallard dinghy while James Downs in the background celebrates ¬†in his Canadian canoe; Martin McMahon, Jim Walsh and BBA graduate and woman gig-builder Gail … Continue reading “Boat Building Academy summer 2010 student launch”

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Mike Lowson builds a ply interpretation of a Shetland fishing boat

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Aberdeenshire-based boatbuilder Mike Lowson has written to say he has just delivered his first commercial build, a 16ft 5in LOD double-ended dayboat, designed by Paul Fisher. Built in Mike’s own yard known as Northboats, the boat is modelled on the traditional fishing craft of Northern Scotland and particularly especially Shetland. Mike used to … Continue reading “Mike Lowson builds a ply interpretation of a Shetland fishing boat”

July/August Water Craft magazine preview includes free boat plans – subscribe now!

Water Craft’s July/August edition is a cracker The latest issue of Water Craft sounds like a real gem – probably the best I can recall. For the first time, editor Peter Greenfield has included free plans for a 16ft pocket gaffer from boat designer Paul Gartside. I’m intrigued! There’s also a piece about Honnor Marine’s … Continue reading “July/August Water Craft magazine preview includes free boat plans – subscribe now!”