Sometimes we get submissions that are interesting
but already posted somewhere else on the web. We also
spot sites that seem like something Duckworks readers
would want to see. These are either blogs or personal
websites or even business sites. We used to edit them
for use here but there are just too many to repost
and besides there is plenty of original material for
Duckworks. So we decided to start a monthly page dedicated
to these websites. Welcome to the first Webwatch.
If you know of a website that would be of interest
to our readers, please send me a link - email@example.com
Gavin Atkin has begun a regular blog dedicated
to boating in Great Britain. Thick with
history and delightful pictures, this
should be a daily stop for anyone interested
in small boats.
images for websites)
posted a link to his flickr album on the
It shows the cart he built for his skin
on frame kayak. Check the rest of Ted's
photos for the kayak and his Skat.
sent a link to this story on his website.
It's from his friend Cleon McClain, a
circumnavigator himself who went to see
John Guzzwell's Trekka.
Shorty, "Starcatcher & Moldy
Duck" by John Herr - an inspiring
story of two kids learning to sail their
Linn ordered some hardware,
he also sent us a link to this story of
his latest project - a Weekender restoration.
LaVoie is another customer with a project.
Check out his Walkabout
building blog. That is going to be one
pretty boat, Gerry.
like everyone is building a John
Welsford boat these days. Here is
a video from Youtube of Luis Nin Esteves'
going together in Urugay.
Vos is building a 27ft Gaff Cutter, but
his blog, "Woodies 'n stuff"
has info about other projects including
a stripper and a Greenland Kayak.
Dillahunty's blog has the slogan: "Boat
design, home building, and cruising in
a nutshell", but I am particularly
interested in his ongoing Origami
folding dinghy project.
I say about John Welsford designs? Rick
Fletcher is building a Joansa
in Australia and documenting it on his
Turnbull writes: Here are some photos
and small videos from the Cortez small
craft festival this past April 1st. Sorry,
but I don't have any descriptions....
The festival was very
nice. Some works of art were present as
well as some plain old wooden boats that
didn't make me feel too bad about my own
wood butchering skills. Some kind folks
even came down from Maryland (I believe)
with kite materials for the kids. After
the show we took the kites to a nearby
beach and had a grand time. We even had
free fresh clam chowder courtesy of some
folks from Cedar Key.
Unfortunately, I missed seeing Robb White.
His presentation wasn't til my kids bedtime
so we headed home thinking that we would
have another opportunity to hear him speak
in person.... Yet another instance where
one is shown that life is transient and
needs to be taken a hold of right now.