Amazing Financial Situation from Sale of Home Built Barrelback

On July 23, 2015, in Cold Molded Construction, Inboard Powered, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Many of you are familiar with James Hurley’s Barrelback because we’ve used it quite a bit on our site and in advertising. James recently contacted us to update his information in the Project Registry Archives on our site. It was so good to hear from him, so I asked if he was still using his […]

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A New Glossary of Nautical Terms

On July 17, 2015, in Boatbuilding Humor, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

I can’t take credit for these–they are excerpted from “Australasian Amateur Boatbuilder & Kitboats” magazine (aka Australian Amateur Boatbuilder). Sometimes it’s nice to lighten things up a bit! Common terms you may hear on the water: Ahoy – The first in a series of four letter words commonly exchanged by skippers as their boats approach […]

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Back half about ready for skinning, finally, ...Wahoo!

First attempt at making a steel boat, the Goliath

On July 10, 2015, in Builder Blogs, Glen-L Styles, Steel Construction, by aero_dan

OK, here goes… I bought the plans on 10 August of 2009. I drooled on and dreamed about them for five years (really? wow, I didn’t think it was that long…). I did months of research on engines, drives, motors, controllers, batteries, props, lighting themes, helm instrumentation, hull materials (wood, aluminium, steel), etc. I consulted […]

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Titan Tug to take to the waters of Georgia Strait


Latest additions to the Blog Scarfing Plywood, Cutting and installing the first layer of planks A note on the blog notes; I’m building the blog notes – latest at the top, oldest at the bottom.  So if something doesn’t make sense, scroll down and pick the story up where it starts, then work your way […]

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New Riviera Project!

On June 30, 2015, in Builder Blogs, Cold Molded Construction, by dp3aia

As my wife calls it whenever I venture out to the shop to start a new furniture project, I’m going to start “sawing wood” for a new Riviera! This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. I will be an active participant on this site, and hope to learn answers […]

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