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Puddle Duck Micro Shantyboat

ShantyboatLiving.com asked Bill Nolen for a quick report on his latest shantyboat project.  He told us, "As I grow older, the desire to sail...

Puddle Duck: Launch and Abort

The whitecaps around me confirmed that I was in over my head.  The waves had built to what appeared to be at least a...

Puddle Duck Scow 244 Gets Closer

The Scow 244 build is coming along.  I wanted to use an existing rudder I had, but it didn't include any kickup option, so...

Puddle Duck: Is there something to learn about size and scope?

Here's an update on my building marathon of the Scow 244 Puddle Duck.  (past posts) I retire at the end of June, which as I...

Puddle Ducks and Escargot

First off, a look back at an adventure from 3 years ago on my Escargot, which I call Shambala.  Past posts here. It is light...

Puddle Duck: Small Bits Take the Longest

I only got to work on the Scow 244 for a couple of hours today, and I was reminded that sometimes all that little...

Puddle Duck: In Spite of Life, it’s Taking Shape

Life gets in the way of boat building... guaranteed.  Instead of building we did dinner and a play with friends, a retirement celebration breakfast,...

PuddleDucks: How Long Does it Take?

How long does it take to build a boat? That's not unlike asking, "How good is that beer?"  It depends on the day, your state...

PuddleDuck Scow 244 – A Big Weekend

Inertia is the enemy of progress in any boat build.   This weekend, I kicked inertia in the ass. Though I started this little Scow...

My PuddleDuck Scow Build Makes Progress

More than 100 billion people have died before me, yet, like many of us, I hadn't completely grasped what that meant, until now.  Well,...

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