Slider’s first sistership hit the water for the first time on Saturday, February 20th, 2010. Dean Pacetti built Honu (Polynesian for turtle) at his home in Florida. I should mention that Dean was the second person to buy plans for Slider. At the time Dean bought his plans, I’d only completed half [...]
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Slipper proceeds toward completion in fits and starts. I must admit that my second attempt to design an original kind of boat has been a bumpier road than the design of Slider. With Slider, everything was very conventional, except for the in-hull seating on a boat that small. Even the unusual sprit-sloop rig was [...]
Dean Pacetti has sent me some more pictures of his build, which is nearing completion.
One excellent change he made in the plans was to add toerails to the fore and aft decks. I thought about doing this, but eventually decided I was too lazy. But I think it increases safety at very little [...]
Name: Assateague Island National Seashore.
Location: Ten miles South of Ocean City, Maryland. Nearest small town, Berlin, Maryland.
Weather: See Ocean City, Maryland.
Fees: $10 entrance fee. Carcamping rates $20 per day. Remote campsites $5 per week. Significant reduction if over 62.
Ramp: Shallow sandy beach at Old Ferry Landing is fine for small boats. Larger boats at either [...]