Thursday, January 27, 2011

Three Brothers

My Three Brothers design has been selected as one of the runners-up in the recent Woodenboat Magazine/Professional Boatbuilder Magazine "Design Challenge II", and has been published in the latest issue of Professional Boatbuilder Magazine.
I haven't received my copy yet, but I'm very keen to see the write-up, as I believe it gives brief details of about eight of the noteable entries. Given the design requirements of the competition, there should be some interesting boats.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blog on Website

Well, with the help of Mark Bowdidge from Bowdidge Marine Designs I have got a blog up and linked to my website. Mark and I have been having many discussions about boat design and given Mark's speciality in powerboat design and mine in sail boat plans, we have been able to expand each other's horizons. Take some time to have a look at Mark's site - I think you will be impressed.

Work goes on with the clean-up from the recent devastating floods here in eastern Australia. We still haven't seen an insurance assessor, but in the meantime the work goes on. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness of people within the local and wider community. It seems that natural (and un-natural) disasters bring out the best in a large proportion of the population. We are grateful beyond expression for the support we have been offerred. Special thanks goes once again to Duckworks Magazine , Craig and Cath from C & C Shipwrights at Redland City Marina at Beveridge Road Thornlands, Queensland Australia, Graham and Judy Marsh, and to Dr Paul Truscott. It goes without saying that our children have been extremely supportive.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Duckworks Magazine

The wonderful folk from Duckworks have been helping me during the recent devastating floods that have swept through eastern Australia. My wooden boat workshop and wooden boat plans business has been stuck hard, but the Duckworks  family have been encouraging people to purchase plans to keep the business running. Thank-you to the wooden boat fraternity. See our website for more details