Hi good forum members. I'm an amateur boat builder in Adelaide, South Australia. My current project is a Caledonia Yawl which I am building in a marquee in my back yard. I have given myself an estimated two years to build it, at which time I'll be in my early 60s and ready to do a bit of adventurous sailing in it.
I've previously built a racing rowing scull of western red cedar strips to Graeme King's design. It's a honey of a boat. I row this most weeks on a Sunday morning.
I've been posting in the Antipodean section about a book I'm writing and it has been suggested that I post about it here. Drafts of each chapter of the book are put up on scribd as I write them and they are publicly available. The subject matter is a delivery trip of a small catamaran from Ballina in New South Wales to Adelaide in South Australia, a distance of somewhere near 1400 nautical miles, give or take a bit. The boat was not a wooden boat though. If you are interested to have a look at the work in progress it's here:
Bruce in Adelaide