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The Texas 200: Ranger's Big Adventure

A PDR in the Texas 200.

"Oyster reefs are evil".

Friday, November 20, 2009

  • December Reports

  • Thursday, November 19, 2009

    The Voyage of Miss Cindy - Part Two
    'Miss Cindy' completes the last part of a seven month 4500 mile voyage. The journey continues in part two...

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    This Old Fibreglass Canoe - Part 2
    Part two finishes this canoe conversion. Part 1 yesterday.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    This Old Fibreglass Canoe - Part 1
    What to do with an canoe you got cheap from a yard sale? Make it a sailing canoe of course. Part two tomorrow.

    Monday, November 16, 2009

    Bartender – A Rare Bird on the Chesapeake
    This canoe sterned powerboat is rare these days. The difficult decision was made to restore it and the results are amazing.

    Friday, November 13, 2009

    2009 Florida Vacation
    A reconnoiter of the Florida area for a future longer vacation produces some beautiful photographs.

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    Sunny Skiff
    A new design in a series of skiffs by Gavin Atkin.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    Classic Boats on White Rock
    The Wooden Boat Association of North Texas held an event which brought many of their member’s classic motorboats to the lake. Paul is your eyes and ears.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

  • December Webwatch

  • Monday, November 9, 2009

    The 2009 Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
    Pete and his camera are our eyes and what beautiful boats you will see at this festival.

    Friday, November 6, 2009

    Building Versus Sailing
    Paul brings up a question that raises guilt in some builders. Some spend time building, but don't really want to sail much. Others can't wait to sail. The answer...

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    This cat is Fred's own design. He wanted a Cat to fit in his pick up and he did it.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    The Atlantic with no compass and no watch!
    You might think them both silly. When you read of their experience and see what they were doing and why, you will be amazed.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Bigfoot Made Me Do It!
    We get inspiration for boatbuilding from all sorts of things. Written with a great sense of humor, this boat and story was inspired by Bigfoot.

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    Shallow Water Salvage
    We have all done it. We have dropped something in the drink while sailing. Rob puts a lot of thought into getting it back. It was his new GPS.

    Saturday, October 31, 2009

  • November Letters

  • Friday, October 30, 2009

    Puddleduck Racers, World Championships 2009
    Pirates, skullduggery and mayhem aside, this was a great race and Jackie was there. You'd love to win this trophy.

    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Where Do You Build?
    You want to build a boat, but where. In this survey there are some creative solutions to the problem.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    The Texas 200: Ranger's Big Adventure
    It was blowing hard, he was on an oyster reef with his cut leg down a hole and he had to hold the boat. "Oyster reefs are evil".

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Where the Winds Blow...
    An exciting Open 70 Volvo Class boat, Victor sailing models, Don Brown’s Dolfyn and a masterpiece of the Maltese Falcon!

    Monday, October 26, 2009

  • November Splash

  • Friday, October 23, 2009

    Ross discusses his favorite boat and explains the evolution of Periwinkle.

    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    Wooboto - Part 2
    This detailed account of the building of Wooboto ends with a great video of Voyager under sail.

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Wooboto - Part 1
    The tidy build of a Michalak designed Wooboto is detailed here in a photo picture album. Part two appears tomorrow.

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009

  • November Reports

  • Monday, October 19, 2009

    The Voyage of Miss Cindy - Part One
    The 16' micro cruiser catamaran 'Miss Cindy' completes the last part of a seven month 4500 mile voyage from the Sea of Cortez in the Pacific and arrives in Cuba.

    Friday, October 16, 2009

    Texas 200 - Mike Monies' Story
    Dismasted, cold and wet, Mike was determined to finish. This is another fabulous story from the Texas 200.

    Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Half Hull Models - Part 3 - Making the Model
    Another part of the series on how to make a half model. Have a go!

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    Here's a new design by Bernd Kohler. Eco is a low powered Cat cruiser.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    From the Bering Sea to a Searunner
    Stainless steel stays are tricky to install. Have you considered using rope? This is no ordinary rope.

    Monday, October 12, 2009
  • November Webwatch
  • Friday, October 9, 2009

    Texas 200 - Post Cruise
    Does dismasted, torn mainsail and sailing in the dark sound scary? This is one sailor in trouble.

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    The "Hiawatha" Cedar Strip Canoe
    It started with receiving the wrong gift for Christmas many years ago. This finished cedar strip canoe is definitely a work of art.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Building Pathfinder - Part 8
    Pikake is named. Perry has not had such a grin on his face since his first Captaincy in a boat which his Dad and he built years ago, but not everything went smoothly.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    The Messed up Messabout
    Here's a walk down the lighter side or is it the dark side. Paul Austin brings us a comical look at a messabout.

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    Making a "Terminal Trawler"
    Most yachts have great accommodations. Most powerboats are expensive. Why not buy a yacht and use it as a powerboat? Here's some choices.

    Friday, October 2, 2009

    Unicat 2.4
    Here's a new design from Brett Marine Design. The Unicat 2.4 is a multipurpose dinghy for use as a tender, fishing boat or general messing about on the water.

    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Outdoor Winter Boat Storage
    We've all had problems covering out boats with tarps. Here's a nifty solution to the problem that keeps all those leaves and berries out.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009