Friday, August 26, 2016

New Blog

I'm moving on and probably won't post much here anymore, but will leave the content up for those that are interested in plastic classic restoration.  I've started a new blog with new adventures about fixing up beat up boats, this time on a smaller scale.  I'm building a new shop that will be better suited for new projects, especially in the winter.  Visit for more.

My first project fell in my lap before I finished the shop. It's a 1977 Force 5 that followed me home from the interwebs (free boat on craigslist).  I sailed one as a kid at camp and have many fond memories.  I'm close to getting it back in the water, and then I will finish the shop.

After that, I am looking at a number of small boat designs that embrace beach cruising and camping.  The Maine Island Trail is something I've wanted to do for some time and I want to build a boat that would suit that type of sailing.  I've been looking at building a Caledonia Yawl, Ness Yawl, Goat Island Skiff, Core Sound 17 or 20, and a few designs of my own.


  1. Thank you for leaving the Magic blog up. I can say for myself, as the owner of an Alberg 35, this site is an endlessly helpful resource for projects on my own boat. Recently I had Pendragon pulled for the first time for a bottom job. It was my first chance to see the underbody and what I saw is that one day soon she will need a new rudder. First move? Check what you did about yours! While I won't be installing a tiller (I like the wheel actually), the process you describe of dropping the rudder and rebuilding one is bookmarked. I look forward to the new site, but I will still be coming here to check on things as we continue to maintain our A35. Thanks!