Thanks for the great resource. I printe them out and ring bound
them. I hope I'll be able to tell what the now questionable advice is;-)
thanks for going to the trouble of posting them.
Chuck Merrell wrote:
> Hello all, and Happy 2000!
While cleaning out some of the twentieth century debris to make room for the
twenty-first century debris, I ran across a file of pre-Internet newsletters
of twelve years ago, called "The Instant Boatbuilder". It was sort of like
discovering "The Dead Sea Scrolls" of our group, and was published by a
boat dreamer named Jeff Hull (in real life a pediatrician) in Corpus
Christi, Texas. He'd bought a set of "Martha Jane" plans from Elrow, and
caught up in the wonder of his new obsession decided to put out a monthly
newsletter. The effort lasted a total of nine issues and died. Apparently
he came up for air and realized that he could either be a kid doctor or
publisher/boatbuilder, but not both.
The historically significant thing about the seventy some pages that were
contained in the nine newsletters was that Jeff went out and solicited
material for content from other boat nuts and guru's around the country.
Anyway, in the pages are contributions by Bolger, Dynamite, Yours truly,
Bernie Wolfard, Jim Michalak (before he sold plans about the time he built
the prototype Birdwatcher, also an interesting article by him of how to
build a Gloucester Light Dory using Instant Boat Techniques, see issue #7),
Dave Carnell, Bob and Sheila Wise, et al. There's even some deathless prose
from Charles Stout, of long-micro fame. The pages contain some sophomoric
treatment of various subjects and some inaccuracy too, but there are a few
good tips along the way, a good bit of content of interest to Micro builders
and from a historical standpoint, it's all quite interesting if not valuable
(and like all efforts of this nature, it gets better as the publication got
In any case, I've archived them in .pdf files on Private Postings (about
500K each). It's pretty sure that not more than forty people in the world
have ever seen this content. "Private Postings" URL is below. Click #9 on
the list of archives.
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