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Latest additions to the Blog 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 st … read more
I'm wrapping up the research stage prior to beginning my Malahini build. My concerns included the size and make of the outboard motor I'll use, some motor installation issues, and some othe … read more
I was born and lived all my life by the River Nile, Cairo, Egypt. I share many of my childhood memories with the Nile. I swam, fished, rowed, and sailed on the Nile. Building my Zip will reinforce my … read more
Taking the plunge and starting a larger project. I have been considering building a boat for many years. Firstly I was taken by the simplicity of a Michael Storer "Goat Island Skiff" and learning t … read more
Once again, we have to say farewell to another prolific designer of boat plans for the amateur builder. Naval Architect, Ken Hankinson, passed away April 25, 2018. He will be greatly missed, but … read more
This discussion primarily applies to vee bottom boats, although the terminology is similar to those with a round bilge. The terms buttocks (butt), waterlines (wl), and diagonals (diag) are re … read more