RicksRig, Bullseye with SelfBailer??

On June 12, 2012, in Builder Blogs, by RicksRig

Launched my BullsEye last September and have had quite a few sailing trips on Birch Bay this winter & spring.  Really enjoying getting back to dinghy sailing.  So responsive.  But most of the rides are quite wet!  Finding it very easy to get water coming in over the side in just 12-15 knots wind.  And then its very […]

Zip Runabout Interview of Boatbuilder Roberta

On March 2, 2012, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

We’ve been following Roberta Hegy as she builds her second boat, the Super Spartan 10′ hydroplane. Her first boat was the Zip and we are so excited to have her on video telling about her beautiful boat in today’s interview. Just as Roberta has provided great detail on her Super Spartan build, she was just as […]

Tips for Fairing Frames on Hard Chine

On December 28, 2011, in Glen-L Styles, by Klaus Silbernagl

I planed the frames of my first boat straight as rafters and was surprised that the planks did not fit. Now I wanted to make it better for my new boat. I found a working method to implement the properties of a developable surface consistently and documented this with the clip Fairing Frames without Trouble So you […]

Build your own boat?! Are you crazy?!!!

On December 12, 2011, in Glen-L Styles, WebLetters, Why Build Your Own Boat?, by John B

People who build their own boats are crazy. Not “certifiably insane” crazy like they have invisible friends they talk to, But crazy nonetheless.   Are YOU one of these people? Keep reading below and find out…   You know there are people out there that think you’re nuts, right? They think you have nothing better to do […]

Designer’s Notebook: Do You Have D&P?

On September 13, 2011, in Designer Articles, by John B

Most of you have or you wouldn’t be reading this. The “D” stands for DESIRE; you must have the “wanna do it attitude.” Maybe it’s the challenge, or perhaps you simply want a boat. The big “D” is important. OK, you have the “D”. The next ingredient is “P” or PERSERVERANCE. A boat is not […]