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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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 [...]
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been a little unwell lately, but I’m getting better, and it’s way past time to get back to work on Slipper, my ultrasimple little cartop cat.
The beams are largely complete, except for the stuff needed to connect the beams to the hulls, and here is where I’ve been floundering in a [...]
I finally rigged the reefing lines for my nice new mainsail. It’s a pretty sail, seems to set very well, and looks good even when reefed. It’s great to have a reef. The prototype sail that I made from a white polytarp did not have any provision for reefing in the conventional [...]
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 [...]
A couple of years ago, Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote an influential book called The Black Swan– The Impact of the Highly Improbable. Last fall I reviewed the book for Living Aboard magazine.
It’s a complex book, but it deals primarily with the fact that the future will always be stranger than we can guess, in [...]