This is a day by day account of our sailboat building project
My partner, Gena, and I have decided to take an early retirement
in three or four years to voyage around the world by sail, cruising from
country to port, while we're still young enough to do so! We have chosen
a Bruce Roberts designed 43 MKII long keel cutter. The material, because of it's
strength and reliability in rough seas, and ease of one-off fabrication, will be steel.
I encourage anyone with any dream to work at making it a reality, life is short!
(Click mouse over images to see each day)
Big photos! - The New Entrance Page
Lookin' good! - Trying to bring order to choas!
Browse by individual Project Pages
Hull plating, top sides, cabin sides, roof, turning over, lead ballast, cabinets, Electronics, davits, seats, custom deck fittings, latches, bulkheads, LED lighting
**Last PROJECTS update MAY 8 2009
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*Last site update
may 10 2011*
( We're Back!! Spring is here! ..updated sea-song page)
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The Big Sailboat Project DVD videos
Vol I & II
At long last, the Big Sailboat Project DVD has been released!
Divided into 5 episodes, this is the first of 2 DVD's available as a DVD or
a digital download (for cheap! ) at filmbaby.com. and at TheSailingChannel.TV
From the humble beginnings of erecting the first frame on a cement pad,
to a closed in hull ready to finish the interior, then into the ocean on DVD2,
this series will take you there for a taste of what boat building is really like.
You'll never find a boat building series like this!
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wireless boat cam is now up and running! It updates every minute and will be
on when ever we're at a marina and
sometimes even anchored ( if the signals are there ) click boatcam.htm
"maiden voyage" video - right click
(windows media) and ..save as...
More and more video is going to the new YouTube site
Video can be downloaded from youtube
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