Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks
I've been compiling this blog of boatbuilding tips and tricks, plus launchings and in-progress boatbuilding projects for over five years now. The vast majority of the questions I receive by email have already been asked by someone else, so if you take the time to read through the archives, you'll probably run across many the questions you may already have plus find answers to questions you haven't thought of yet. You also get a chance to look through many of the projects that others are building. I try to include as many of the photos I receive from builders as well, some from facebook pages.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
About 150 years ago, J. MacGregor, a British barrister, took off on an amazing journey in a Rob Roy Canoe - what you might call a kayak these days, to explore the rivers and lakes of Europe. This fascinating account of his journey makes for a great read. It could be done today, maybe a lot easier than them, and would be just as fun. I thought everyone would enjoy this true tale of adventure. Be careful, it'll get you daydreaming about heading to Europe with your kayak. Originally published in 1866, it is in the public domain, so you may distribute freely - 149 pages, pdf format, 3.4 MB.
You can download it here: A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on the Rivers and Lakes of Europe - by J. MacGregor.
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Please don't be embarrassed to send in photos of your projects. I get a lot of emails from people who tell me about their build but never send any pictures. I'd love to see them, as would all of the other people who are either building a boat or thinking about it. They need all the encouragement they can get.