Past Boats

My first boat, albeit not a real one. This is a scratch built model of the U.S.S. President, a sister ship of the U.S.S. Constitution. It took about 1200 hrs and 10 years to build.

The USS President Frigate

Our first big boat, a Spencer 31, built in 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia. We took this boat up the inside passage to Alaska.

A Spencer 31 Sailboat

Present Boats

Currently we have a 12 foot Shellback Dinghy which I built in 1994. I bought the plans from Wooden Boat.

A Shellback Dinghy

I constructed a strip-built kayak, the "Guillemot". I don't have many pictures of it.

Guillemot Guillemot Launch

I have also recently bought a Cal 34 MkIII, Zephyr.

Cal 34 MkIII

Dinghy Construction

link to shellback dinghy construction

Future Boats

I started to build a F-9AX Farrier Trimaran. Here is a completed F-9A. This boat is nearly identical to the Corsair F31. The version I started was very similar except the main hull is wider for more interior room and a larger payload, thus the X extension to the name. I never finished this boat, first because I lost access to a large enough building space. Later, when I did have access, I decided the boat was too big and expensive for what I wanted.

An F-9A

F9AX Construction

link to F-9AX construction

John Welsford Navigator

I am currently building a Welsford design, the Navigator. Article from Small Boats magazine.

link to start of Navigator build log