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Inner Tube Boats

I just updated my Inner tube boat, Corky page.



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I found a great local lumber mill

Located in the Niagara Region. It's always great fun to go on a field trip. I found good lumber for the gunwales of the SCAMP.



Spider

Some Photos of spiders that live in my yard



My Scamp Build inches Forward

glassing the front

Glassinng the Bow panel

I decided to glass the front now so I can install the bow ring. I can't easily reach the bow once the deck is glued on.




What is Stainless Steel?

I was curious and did some digging to find out what made steel stainless. Why are some magnetic and others not. As usual there is much more than meets the eye.



Comparison of characteristics of red oak and white oak

Can I use red oak for boatbuilding and what is the difference between red and white oak.

Table of Characteristics of red and white oak.




diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth is one of the safest garden insecticide there is

What is it? How do you use it? How safe is it?



cedar

What is Cedar and is it good for boatbuilding?

I tried to figure out the difference between the many woods referred to as CEDAR. There is more to cedar than meets the eye.

Table of Characteristics of different North American Cedars



graphite powder

Graphite powder is often added to epoxy to make it more slippery

It is used on hulls of light boats and for parts that need to slide against each other such as centreboard and its case.



hummingbird moth

Hummingbird Moth look like miniature hummingbirds the first time you see them

I saw them for the first time this summer and thought they were the most delightful bug I had ever seen.



Tomatoes

My 12 Essential Garden Plants

These plants provide almost all the vegetables we eat in over the Summer and Fall.



Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes are amazing vegetables. They are nutritious, easy to grow and encourage probiotic bacteria in the gut.



My Scamp Build is coming along

nice curls

Started Working on the Planking

Planks need to be joined and bevels cuts



Knowing how to Heave-to could save your life

Heaving to is often the safest way to weather a storm if you can't get to a safe spot in time.



plant

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



viking dragon boat

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.



lily

There is a large number of plants toxic to cats

Many of these are also quite deadly to humans.



quiz about sail

So you Think you know everything about sails? Take my sail, rig and sailing quiz.

I've been playing with a simple Javascript quiz. Test your Knowledge, basic and otherwise.



junk rig

Junk Rigs

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.



Ticks and their control in Cats


Books about boatbuilding, sailmaking and traditional small boats

These are mostly books I have mentioned in my various boat pages and decided to put together in one page. To a great extent they are books I have in my own library.


Getting Around

Some Navigation Pages

Boats

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Boat Plans

boat plans navigation page

Cats

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Gardening

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My Photos

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