21 Days Aboard a Paradox

Some overhead highlights from 3 weeks on the River Thames. Paradox is a homebuild microcruiser designed by Matt Layden. –  WEBSITE A beautiful video that could use more shots of the boat!

Largest 3-D Printed Boat

The shape of things to come?  Not for the home builder, but perhaps for commercial builders? Researchers at the University of Maine unveiled the world’s largest 3D-printer on Thursday and set 3 Guinness World Records: for the largest printer, the largest solid 3D-printed object and the largest 3D-printed boat. The […]

What Does This Build Mean to Me?

“So much wasted time.” – The final words of the actor and singer David Cassidy. What do I want from a boat?  Well, let’s set the stage. There is a time in your life for building dreams for the future, to think big, a time for your ambitions to push […]

N.E.D. is What I Need.

As I daydream about a possible build of N.E.D., the Nesting Expedition Dinghy, this is what comes to mind.  This is my daydream… and someday it will happen.   Floating a few dozen yards off-shore, I considered how to make the first landing of my trIp. Above me, a gentle […]

A Boat That Will Get Used – Part Two

What’s not to like about this summary from the designer? “I’ve spent many hours pondering how you might optimize a small, easy-to-build boat just for “beach cruising.” Coastal cruising in tiny boats has always been fringey but it’s nothing new.  We might date the invention of recreational open-boat voyaging to […]

A Boat That Will Get Used – Part One

Boat defined:  A hole in the water into which vast amounts of money is poured. – Everyone Best day for boat owners:  Day of purchase and the day you get rid of it. – Also everybody. I’ve noticed a pattern with boats.  They get used a lot for the first […]