I’d been planning to haul Slider out on her trailer for a while. I have a few small jobs to do, and a couple of larger ones, and winter’s a good time to get that sort of stuff done. The weather has been so pleasant the last month or so that I’ve been [...]
Posts from ‘November, 2008’
Last spring I had no idea I would ever offer plans for Slider. People had asked me about plans, even before I started building the prototype, but my usual response was that it seemed like a lot of work for very little financial return. Besides, who knew if she would be a boat that [...]
Dog Island is a remote barrier island located in the northwestern corner of the Florida Gulf. The island’s location, its beauty, its uncrowded white sandy beaches, surf fishing, and several protected anchorages make Dog Island an appealing location for small boat sailors.
Name: Dog Island, Florida
Where: Located in the Northwestern Florida Gulf, 3.5 miles offshore [...]
There really is something special about sailing in the Gulf of Mexico, out where the water is that indescribably pretty shade of deep clear green, or even further out, where the deep water is that perfect inky blue. One of my design goals with Slider was that she should be able to go out [...]