There was a while back an excellent discussion going on in the Woodenboat Forum, a debate on the possibility of making a living from building small wooden boats. I assume that it can be done, since there are a number of boat shops now that do that kind of work, and some have been [...]
Posts from ‘September, 2008’
Now that the hurricanes have paused in their assault on the Gulf coast for a bit, I’m planning a cruise west to Pensacola and the great cruising grounds near the Alabama/Florida border. I’ve made a few improvements in Slider’s sailing gear and amenities, and I’m anxious to give them a try. In getting ready for the cruise, I’ve updated my checklist– an essential tool for any cruiser.
The first thing most sailors notice about Slider is her sprit mainsail.
Boats with traditional, low-tech rigs are uncommon in most sailing areas, and it’s no different here in the Florida panhandle. We have a couple of gaff schooners over in Destin, and there may be other character boats around, but they rarely make an [...]
We build and sail these little boats for fun, right?
There are plenty of different ways to have fun with a boat, especially if it’s suitable for a little cruising. but there are other pleasures apart from the actual sailing, and one of these is improvements.
Everyone who’s ever built or bought a boat knows about [...]