Scamp Camp

Scamp Camp

Date: 7th-10th February 2025Venue: Australian Wooden Boat Festival The Australian Wooden Boat Festival stands as a highly esteemed maritime event hosted in Hobart, Tasmania in February on odd numbered years. This biennial festival serves as a tribute to the abundant...
Small Boat Presentation by Zoom

Small Boat Presentation by Zoom

Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania. Date: Monday 21 August ’23. Time: 7 Pm Australian eastern standard time. Presenters: John Welsford and Howard RiceTopic: Small boat design. Open boat cruising While this event is principally for the people local to Hobart, it will...
Fiberglassing Plywood Boats

Fiberglassing Plywood Boats

I have been glassing hulls for so long that I forget that others are a bit intimidated by it, and that there are ways of making a thorough mess of the job so thought perhaps (for those who don’t have a copy of the West System book on Wooden Boatbuilding or some...
How Stitch & Tape Seams

How Stitch & Tape Seams

I see a lot of things in my travels around my clients, some good ideas and some surprising gaps in what I think is “common knowledge”. Reminders that common knowledge is no more common than the fabled common sense which in my experience seems to be anything but....
Resources and Suppliers

Resources and Suppliers

Where to shop for good boat building products, and good deals Small boat fittings, sails, epoxy resins and all sorts of useful stuff Although located in the USA the prices for fittings at Duckworks Boat Builder’s Supply is so competitive that in many cases they...