JOG, anyone?

Hobbit is a 20ft mahogany clinker Laurent Giles Barchetta design sloop based on the legendary Sopranino sailed by Patrick Ellam and Colin Mudie. In the very early 1950s, Ellam and Mudie chased the big boys of the RORC Santander race fleet, and arrived in their little boat only a few hours after the cream of … Continue reading “JOG, anyone?”


Restoring – the basics • How to plan a boat restoration project: • The best way to approach your boat restoration depends on your aims: Individual techniques • Anchors – how to make them. Page 1; page 2; • Boatshed – building one of your own • Bouyancy in … Continue reading “How-tos”

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”