Build Your Own Self-Steering Windvane
For the short-handed sailor planning long ocean crossings, a self-steering windvane is not essential but darn close to it. For boats with stern-hung rudders, constructing a self-steering windvane is a semi-skilled job and requiring only readily available materials ….
Build a 7’7″ Nutshell Pram
This little vessel will serve as both a functional and classy tender for your yacht, and it’s fun to build, too!
Making your boat a home
The one-size-fits-all production boat may be fine for the weekend sailor, but the blue water live-aboard typically requires a custom fit. And typically he will be the one doing the fitting …
How to build an oar
Most chandleries carry factory built oars, and generally you can find the correct size for your dinghy. But sometimes not, especially if you need a larger oar, such as a sculling oar for your sailboat. In which case it’s time for a really fun woodworking project …
Build a hollow spar
I wish to replace the original solid Douglas fir gaff with a much lighter hollow gaff.