I’d been waiting for over a week to take Slipper on her first sail, but the weather hadn’t cooperated at all. Yesterday afternoon, the winds dropped unexpectedly, and as soon as Nancy got home from work, I hooked up the trailer and away we went to our neighborhood launch ramp. Our sons were both away [...]
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A young man in Costa Rica recently bought a set of Slider plans.
He tells me that there are few sailboats there, and wondered if Slider would be a good boat for learning to sail. I told him I thought she would be very good for that purpose, since she has no vices.
Any boat intended for [...]
Okay, this is sort of silly, but I couldn’t resist lashing the new 14 foot cartop cat together and paddling it around the bay for a few minutes, a couple of days ago.
I put her together on Slider’s trailer, even though she’s really a cartop boat. The trailer is a more convenient way to [...]
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 [...]