Re: Unlikely Boat Builder: The Essential Tools
> Not surprisingly, his next boat was aWow... I never noticed Pocahontas before. That is a really nice little boat and perfect for the kind of 'dingy cruising' that seems to be getting popular.
> Pocahontas, about the shippiest 12-footer ever designed...
- --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "JohnA" <jalmberg@...> wrote:
>George Buehler has a few . but I'd have more faith in an Akin Design
> Actually, I wish I could find an Atkin design that was:
> - V-bottom
> - about 30' long
> - double-ended
> - aft-hung rudder
> - big bowsprit
> - gaff rigged cutter
> That would be my ideal 'next boat'.
> -- John
> > Actually, I wish I could find an Atkin design that was:Huh... you must have read my mind. I like Juna, but would prefer an
> > - V-bottom
> > - about 30' long
> > - double-ended
> > - aft-hung rudder
> > - big bowsprit
> > - gaff rigged cutter
> > That would be my ideal 'next boat'.
> > -- John
> George Buehler has a few . but I'd have more faith in an Akin Design
I guess I could bend on the double-ended requirement, but I really
prefer an aft-hung rudder. I've got a friend who just spent 2 years
trying to fix his rudder after slamming it down on a rock and bending
the shaft. Quite a pain to fix. Plus, eventually I'd like to try to
build a self-steering system, and a trim-tab on an aft-hung rudder seems
to be the simplest system.
Check out my blog: http://unlikelyboatbuilder.com
- The other day, I realized I'd been bitten. Not by a dinosaur, but by something just as powerful and a lot more sneaky: the boat building bug.
I was building the stongback for Cabin Boy -- a kind of ladder-frame structure that is used to erect the molds. Compared to lofting and building the molds, putting together the strongback was simple, even for me. Obviously I didn't say so at the time... no sense tempting fate.
Nevertheless, while doing this pleasantly easy work, I had a few brainwaves left over and found myself day dreaming...
Read complete blog post: I Am Bitten
- Man, The Tool Maker
"There is nothing particularly difficult about sailing," my friend John V. mused as we drove across Peconic Bay last weekend into a cold, 20 knot breeze. "But there are an enormous number of simple skills to be mastered."
At that particular moment, I was trying to master the skill of staying warm under the dodger, while John squinted into the wind like the Ancient Mariner, seemingly unaffected by the ferocious wind-chill factor...
Read the complete blog post in which I (amazingly) build my first tool...
Man, The Tool Maker
- Some call them woodworking 'tricks', but I call them micro inventions -- simple, non-obvious inventions that some wood worker discovered hundreds or maybe thousands of years ago -- that are passed down from worker to worker because they are so darn useful...
Complete blog post: Micro Inventions