Ship's Dog - Oreo; always willing to get involved with woodworking projects

My Other Blogs:

http://anartichoke.wordpress.com/ – A blog for sharing my experiences with various projects and hobbies

http://defiantdenial.wordpress.com/ – Indian Architecture:  A photo blog about the Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan – from a family trip in 2006.


  1. Thanks for the link to Boats for Difficult Times! I look forward to following your progress here, and hope you’ll find a way to add your voice to the discussion at Boats for Difficult Times.

    • I found your blog very interesting and will try to write something about what we have learned from building our boat.

      • Hi Alan! I don’t know if you’ll ever see this post but I hope so (it’s a few years late). Your Tammie Norrie is beautiful!! I am getting ready to buy a used one. I live in Tallahassee, Florida. The one I’m buying ($3000) is a sprit rig. I really like gaff rigs though. Can you enlighten me as to where I can find different rigs or rig kits? How did you get your sail? Thanks, James

      • Thank you for the comments, James. We have enjoyed sailing ours – the various rigs and sail plans are included in the set of plans Iain Oughtred sends out for builders, so you could ask him if he could send you that sheet – and the sailmaker who we used was:

        Stuart Hopkins, sole prop
        Dabbler Sails
        PO Box 235
        Wicomico Church, VA 22579
        ph/fax 804 580 8723

        Thanks, Alan

  2. Thanks you so much for the info Alan. I’ll try to contact Iain. One more question please- would you happen to know the best way to trailer
    this beautiful glued lapstrake boat- longitudinal parallel skids like any
    regular fiberglass motor boat or crossways cradle/bunk style, or something totally different than these?

    Thanks for any suggestions with this!!!

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