Christine DeMerchant's Web Page
I set up the router and made a template.
Family day at the Botanical Gardens
A truly amazing place and huge.
I built a jig to hold the bulkhead against the curved bottom
Diseases You Can Catch from Your Cat
Tar Based Boat Finishes
Traditional tar based boat finishes have been used for centuries
Raising Monarch Butterflies from Eggs, part 1
This is as close to magic as it gets for me. Amazing.
Raising Monarch Butterflies from Eggs Part 2
I went to see the Viking Ship Draken Harald Harfagre
It came through the Welland Canal and stopped at Port Weller for a few hours.
PVA glue. There is now one waterproof PVA glue, can it be used in boatbuilding projects?
Phenol Formaldehyde Glue
This is the glue now used for almost all marine plywood. It is closely related to resorcinol glue.
There is a large number of plants toxic to cats
Many of these are also quite deadly to humans.
Urea Formaldehyde Glue
Many good points, a few not so good.
So you Think you know everything about sails? Take my sail, rig and sailing quiz.
Junk rigs look quite exotic but are a very safe and reliable rig.
I've put together all my boat plan pages.
I have a lot of links to boat plans. A page for dories, a page for rowboats, some free plans. It was a bit scattered. This is a navigation page that links to the various pages of plans on this website.