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Michael Storer (Storer Boat Plans)
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My work quoting rigging kits for customers
One of the bits of work I did for Duckflat Wooden boats from time to time is work out a fitting/rigging list for one of their boats so they can send the full rigging kit to a customer.

This is about 10 years ago now, so prices have gone up, but I am pretty sure the ratio remains pretty much the same.

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I was writing about this around 2004 when Paulownia first started becoming available from Plantations in Australia. Well before the current boom in its use for framing and hulls of dinghies, yachts and other boats.

Paulownia is a very lightweight timber from China that has started to become available in quantity in Australia and many other western countries.

#building #Canoe #catamaran #cedar #centreboard #foils #goat island skiff #Kayak #kirri #Lightweight #lightweighting #low density #paulownia #plantation timber #portage #racing #racing boat #racing dinghy #racing kayak #rudder #sea kayak #skiff #Strip Planking #sup #WRC

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The OzGoose 2016 plans are available. One plan with all the detail. There is a free upgrade for those who have already purchased the original Storer Boat Plans PDGoose or OzGoose Supplement from Duckworks.

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A very easy to build boat from local materials might be a solution for sailing clubs in the developing nations as well as the advanced economies. The Philippines has a track record of building 10 Oz geese for the equivalent cost of importing one Laser…

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Joost and Koos used three of our sails in the Lauwersmeer RAID event in the Netherlands. The 50 square foot mylar sleeve luff canoe sail on the Viola and Artemis canoes and the 105 sq ft balance lug on Joost and Viola's Goat Island Skiff "GISwerk".

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I've finished drawing up the plans for the new all-in-one-document Oz Goose plans. Lots of work and sailing to optimise the boat. Available in the next few days.

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Goose sailing on Taal Lake means commuting the boats from one side of the lake to the other. About 13km as the crow flies. 8 miles. It is often an introductory distance sail for learners. Taal Lake has a live volcano.

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The big sailboat nosedive video cleaned up. Oz Goose has fingertip control despite the difficult conditions.

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Some resin choices may not be so good down the track. Kids having an epoxy fight might seem like a good idea initially :)


Most quality boatbuilding epoxy manufacturers have a structural boatbuilding product.
They normally are "high solids" boatbuilding epoxies that have uneven resin to hardener ratios (2:1, 3:1, 4:1 or 5:

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