Making Sweeps

A reader asked.... "I am in the process of trying to rig oar locks on a 24 foot aluminum shanty boat. Does anyone have any...

He built, he launched, he has some issues.


Hercules – an Able Micro-Cruiser

The designer says: While trying to correct some longitudinal instability problems in a New Jersey pushboat (like a tugboat, but it pushes barges instead of...

For Sale: Bolger “Houseboat”

Custom Wood 'Mini' Houseboat - Ad from late November 2016. 9.9 Stroke Suzuki, very low hours, 2 bunks, benches, porta potty, 2 rear outside padded...

PDR/Adventure Sailing: Building Quiets My Mind

Honestly speaking, I sometimes suffer from rumination, excess thought, often negative.   It's a generations long family curse, but I've made some serious progress on...

PDR/Adventure Sailing: A first frame is done.

Our dreams are so often far out of scale with the reality of what he can get done.  My basement is a testament to...

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