Just finished helping to instruct at the DuckFlat Spring boatbuilding school in OZ. I took around 600 photos of different steps in the building of the different boats (link below for all pictures)
This time round there are 10 projects - all different - chosen by the builders. Some clinker/lapstrake, some plywood, some stitch and glue.
The designers and boats represented are:
Storer (ie Me) - Goat Island Skiff, Eureka Canoe
Oughtred - MacGregor canoe, Acorn Skiff, Feather Pram
CLC - LT17
Bear Mountain - Rob Roy
Redmond - Whisp
Joel White - Nutshell
Almost everyone has not built a boat before. A couple from Tasmania have built glassfibre canoes before but have gone classy with the Bear Mountain Rob Roy built in the Chinese lightweight timber Paulownia instead of cedar strips. Cedar has become very expensive so a cheaper alternative is welcome.
Also some pics of Greenland Paddles and some quite pretty plywood bladed paddles with properly designed shafts.
I hope the pictures prove useful. The reservoir is here
- look for the set on the right called, strangely enough,
Duck Flat Spring Boatbuilding School.