My Backyard Boats:

Archive of On Deck log entries

[Read the tone-setting post to this log]

    06 February 04: When it comes to building your own boats, it's a lot like potato chips or home-baked oatmeal cookies ... betcha can't build just one!

    And just as baseball always has a batter on deck, so I always have a boat design on deck, waiting to be built.

    Notice, too, that On Deck posts are a snapshot in time. I dream of many more boats than I actually build, and some of the boats mentioned here are still dreams and gleams, and because this ain't baseball, there's room On Deck for more than one boat at a time.

  

  • Flats Rat meets ArcAngel -- I began working a few weeks ago on a project that I've been building in my head for months. I'm calling this design of mine (my first!) the ArcAngel -- a Church Mouse, really ...
  • You're crazy, man! he said -- Last summer, while I was finishing the Harmonica, there was a guy who stopped by a time or two to talk. He was enthusiastic about my project. This spring, when he walked by, and saw that I was building yet another boat, his comment was different ...
  • Cat boats, basement boats -- I've decided on the next boat or two that I'm going to build. This first one -- called the Quark -- will be a warmup, a single-plywood sheet canoe ...
  • First you build a boat in the mind -- After weeks of bone-chilling weather, unlike we've had for many winters, there's been a warmup lately. Although I'm not tricked by this, I do feel the dim belief that warmer days and things like the building of backyard boats will again be part of my life. Somebody say amen ...
  • The container, the thing contained -- At some point in my brilliant career as an undergraduated student majoring in English literature, I heard a phrase that I loved immediately and understood later, if at all ...
  • Build a boat, build a fleet -- What builder of boats is content with projects in hand? I would wager that most of us have one or more boats in mind.I have had my eye on a Jim Michalak prototype design called Musicbox 3 ...

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