Author Archives: paulatkins

About paulatkins

I own a 3rd generation family businss printing for lovers of photography. My favourite hobby is building and sailing wooden boats.

On worry.

Or do I mean procrastination? You have read many posts about sanding and fairing, and this is one more, potentially the last (for both our sakes, I hope so). You put the faring batten on the hull, you look for deviations … Continue reading

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A friend wins the Rough and Ready

At the Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival, Rough and Ready Race 2017, my new found boat friend, Paul Cleaver, won with his brilliant design and build. The side wheeler punt, Punty McPuntface swept around the buoy, elbowing out all comers (including loud Americans), to … Continue reading

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So many tips!

If you are prone to help videos, and general boaty building information, you absolutely must watch ALL of these videos on this fab YouTube channel, Tips from a Shipwright. Shipwright Louis Sauzedde is a wonderful personality, and incredibly skilled with his … Continue reading

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My god months pass!

I have been doing everything. Including boat work. Just letting you know, I’m alive and happy, the boat is looking fair and is progressing. My career as a blogger and social media magnate has waned at the expense of some … Continue reading

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Lead faeries and filler

Forgive me friends for the pace of the posts. Better something than nothing I say! It has been a slow six months of building, but satisfying. I decided to fair the hell out of the hull, the bottom is the bottom … Continue reading

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New Sharpie hits the water

I was very lucky to be at the launching of Adrian Galindo’s Electra on the 26th of January. Adrian began building Electra after I did, and is now in the water, which is a bit of a tug at my … Continue reading

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More snot and disco skirts

Oh joy I am back on the fibreglass! A mixed blessing fibreglass is. The unarguable protection it provides makes it a necessity, but dealing with it is not fun. The cloth is so slippery it slides out your hand like … Continue reading

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