The Sweet Itch
Fred Night is a smart guy. He figured out that he could get to build a lot of boats if he just named them after his grandkids. He might not have been so smart about the addiction thing.

Navigator Update
Our hat is off to Robie Powick. Despite a busy schedule, he has made steady progress on his Welsford Navigator. Even as he dreams of wonderful cruising grounds, he is collecting bits.

Outrigger Canoe
Starting with's free canoe plans, Peter Tapolyai ended up with a cool little sailing outrigger. But the route from point A to point B is not always a straight line.


A Canoe Motor Mount
Did you ever get sticker shock from pricing a ready made canoe motor mount? Tim Ingersol did but he solved the problem with some hardware and scrap lumber.

Small Boats - Unfathomable Waters
Sometimes builders wonder if the trouble involved in licensing and regestering small boats worth it. In this article, Bob Booth recounts some of his encounters with the powers that be.


Pretty as a Boutonne
Does it get any more exotic than paddling a kayak you built down a river in France when you suddenly find yourself in the moat of an 11th century castle? Read Brian Anderson's story.

Sailing the Pathfinder Spartina
Regular readers will remember Steve Earley's report on his North Carolina Circumnavigation with non-sailor friend Bruce Hollingsworth. Here is Bruce's side of the story.


Flathead Lake Wooden Boat Regatta
Last year, Mike Hillis attended a messabout on remote Flathead Lake in Montana. It turned out to be a pretty good one so he filed this report - with some really interesting pictures.


Where the Winds Blow
In his regular monthly column, Mark Steele brings us reports of model yachting around the world. These bits are sprinkled, as usual, with his own humerous quotes and some poetry.

Oz PDRacer Launches in Mooloolaba
I was in Mooloolaba when Steve Wagstaff launched his Oz PDRacer and I concur with Michael Storer - who documents the occasion in this story - That Steve was smiling all day long.

Port Hadlock Report Card
From Pete Leenhouts we get a twofer this time: He reports on the summer class schedule at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and follows up with some lovely project pictures.

Extreme Makeover for a Michalak AF4 Breve
Rob Rohde-Szudy is not sure if his failure to leave well enough along is a personality flaw. After reading this article I think you will agree with me that it is not.


Toter Update
Ever since his clever little nesting electric boat was introduced last year, Ken Simpson has been improving and upgrading the design. Here he discusses some of those changes.

Building a Lake Skiff
Charlie Ewers lives on a chain of lakes in Maine. He and his wife, Theo, like to explore them but between the size of the chain and the age of the explorers, another boat was needed.

Gato Especial
Chris Ostlind has an eye for style and the technical ability to back it up, so when he decided to design a handy two person trailerable, cruising catamaran, it's no wonder he succeeded.

2 More Messer Models
I am not sure if it was the lovely lines of these boats that moved me to use the alliterative title or just because it's Friday. Either way, you will enjoy building these models.

MSD Rowing Skiff
We don't always learn the process that results in a new boat design, but in the case of the MSD Rowing Skiff, Michael Storer lets us in on the process that resulted in this little number.

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