Your Backyard Boats
January 04: If
you have built, are building, or have purchased a Weekend
Skiff, or a design from Jim Michalak,
Phil Bolger, or any other designer of
boats for backyard-style construction, such as John
Welsford, we would like to tell your story and
include some pics.
Or if you just want to share some
- ... email
the webmaster by cutting and pasting this address into
your email client -- firstname.lastname@example.org
04 September 04
I got email and pix from Eric Thomas, who is building
a Weekend Skiff in Seattle, Washington. He promises to
send pix of the finished boat, too.
He'd like to hear from other Weekend Skiff builders in
his region, especially whoever put a hold on the Weekend
Skiff building plans book at the library... .
February 04: I got email from a fellow Buffalo
resident, Brian, who submitted this pic of a bollard that
someone had taped sticks to to make it look like deer
antlers. Click on the pic for his email, and a larger
version of the pic. Brian has a website about Buffalo
The first year that we launched the
Harmonica, summer 2002, we launched once
from Veterans Park in Amherst, in the suburbs east of
Buffalo. While on the water, a fellow boater told us about
a friend of his who had built a canalboat out of aluminum
2002: After I ran an ad in Messing
About in Boats, to announce this website to the
faithful, I got a few emails from New Yorkers, including
Bill Narby, who sails boats, including an Oxford Dinghy
and a fleet of Grumman aluminum sailboats, in the Finger
Lakes region. Bill emailed with a question about lug rigs
for his dinghy and sent a pic.
2002: Roger has built a Weekend
Skiff and sails it in San Francisco Bay.