WEBSITE INTENTIONS

Now I have learned how to access and add to the site, I’ll be posting here on a regular basis, the intention is to put build blogs, some tips and hints, video and so on in the projects section, and ultimately to have an index which will be searchable so people...

SCAMP Camp Michigan

Its a long way from New Zealand to Michigan, several flights, eleven hours for the first one, and that after I’ve made it the 300 km or so from home to the airport to check in at 5 am. But it will be worth the trip, we’ve a couple of days prepping Howard...
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...