Really a Pocket Yacht!

Youtube video says, “This is my fourth home-built boat, made in the fall of 2014 from my own plans. She sailed from February 7 to November 14 this year on Utah Lake and once at Jordanelle. She’s 8 feet long with a 50 pound lead keel, and yes, she’s made […]

Goat Island Skiff Showing Off!

This looks like a ton of fun.  The YouTube clips says, “Blasting around in our Goat Island Skiff at 8 – 11 knots.” And now something more sedate: Plans here.  It’s a build that won’t take forever!

Considering Autumn Leaves

Designer John C. Harris of CLC believed he’d set out a design that pleased him but would interest few others. Autumn Leaves, is probably an answer to a question no one is asking except me.  And thus the resulting hours spent drawing up Autumn Leaves are billed to personal amusement and recreation. Let’s take […]

First Sail: 10′ Trimaran

The first boat ever built in our shops was a John Marples designed 3-meter trimaran.   It was a blast… at least while the 3-Meter Class survived.  Ours was the Seaclipper 10. Take a look at this little boat moving along pretty well… Youtube says, “1st TestSail new small trimaran Chryz10 […]

The Huge Dream Fulfilled… It Can Happen

All of us have gotten beaten down by the daily grind that life can become.  All of us.  There are days that work becomes such a “been there, done that” experience.  What we once loved becomes mundane.  Bills.  Sick kids.  That furnace that really should have been replaced two years […]

Wayward Afloat at Last! is a wonderful site for those who dream of building big, but relatively practical and pragmatic.  They’ve built a few boats, but this one, they say, is their last.  What a beauty. Their site says, “WAYWARD at Last – Finally a picture of WAYWARD sailing! The Lion of March has […]