Christine DeMerchant's Web Page
My 12 Essential Garden Plants
These plants provide almost all the vegetables we eat in over the Summer and Fall.
Jerusalem artichokes are amazing vegetables. They are nutritious, easy to grow and encourage probiotic bacteria in the gut.
My Scamp Build is coming along
Working on the centreboard pivot
I bought and checked out a portable drill stand
Portable drill guide
I bought this inexpensive drill guide to make the pivot holes for the centreboard of my SCAMP build.
Knowing how to Heave-to could save your life
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
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.
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.
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.