Adventure Sailing

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!

We Live Two Lives Now

Let’s see.  Why not build a boat? Too Old Too Out of Shape Not Enough Money Not Enough Time No Skills Too Many Excuses. – Hmm. Doug Jackson built a 74 ft boat right in his front yard. He spearheaded building the ship known as SV Seeker 7 years ago […]

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 […]