My Backyard Boats:

The Building Logs

   

    02 March 04: I get great joy from building backyard boats, and I share great joy with my wife in messing about in these boats that I've built.

    To make our joy complete, I offer the following building logs -- complete with a cargo-load of pix -- that describe the course of my backyard boatbuilding experiences.

  • I begin the ArcAngel, a strip-planked, rounded version of the Flats Rat ...

  • I start the Flats Rat, an 8-foot kayak-like pram basement boat with double paddle ...

  • I start the Piccup Squared, an 11-foot sailing pram with lug rig and leeboard ...

  • 14 March 03:
    I start the Quark, an 8-foot-long basement boat ...

  • Fall 2001 :
    I start the Moby Dink , an 8-foot-long pram to row or sail ...

  • I start the Harmonica, a 13-foot shantyboat/canalboat for trips on the Erie Canal ...

  • I start the Weekend Skiff , a 15-foot boat born and built in Buffalo, NY.

    Then there is the matter of too many boats, too little time:

  • There are always boats On Deck; I like building boats as much as messing in them.

    Finally, you build boats, too:

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