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Tilting pillars to build Ebihen 15/16

When building an Ebihen, Icarai boatbuilder had the idea to assemble the boat structure upright, and then turn over the hull for planking. Then, the boat is suspended to two pillars, allowing for tilting it on either sides, allowing a more confortable work. Up to now, this method was explained in my plan, but leaving […]

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Skol ar Mor launching, January 2016

Skol ar Mor is a high-level school, training traditional marine carpenters. During the 2 years course, the apprentices are building several boats, in order to learn various wooden boat techniques. In January, the school launch boats built during the first half-year, generally small boats. A team of 3 was in charge of each boat. In […]

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Gabian: a lateen rigged boat

For many years, I had in mind to draw a Mediterranean boat, named pointu or barquette on the French Med coast. Michel Aubert, living in the countryside near Fréjus and Cannes, gave me the chance. As most of my designs, I did not try to draw a true replica of a given traditional boat, but […]

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Swedish clinker dinghy for sale

Stella maris est un canot à clins, en chêne massif verni, construit par Evald Olsson (Suède) en 1989. Il est en bon état, vernis refait récemment, gréement de sloup au tiers. Longueur 4 ,86 m, largeur 1,77 m, tirant d’eau 0,30 cm, remorque de route 2007, pompe de cale électrique neuve, taud hivernage, avirons. Visible en Loire-atlantique (France, Nantes […]

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Three fingers down!

“… I received the plan of the boat. We started with my son in early August the construction by the building frame. We were proud of ourselves and result. We then start cutting the hull parts. Everything was going well when …. 3 fingers down. Emmergency, ambulance, hospital, fingers transplantation. 6 days of waiting and anxiety […]

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Jewell, trailable gaff yawl, launched in Australia

Fontana is the first Jewell built in Australia by Tony O’Connor, my partner in this country. He writes “the wind was very gusty that day so I used the first reef, but even so she flew along…  once we had tuned the rig, she was really fast but really light on the helm and very responsive, an […]

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Welcome to this new web site

12 years ago, I gave you my first appointment on the web. Now I welcome you to this new web site. It allows me to post many pieces of valuable information, month after month, and most importantly it gives you the ability to make your comments and exchange ideas. I have now a “shop” page […]

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Woodtec Boats, Greece

Woodtec Boats is a new partner. We have signed an agreement in augist 2015. Woodtec Boats was founded by two enthusiastic builders/sailors, Nikos and Thanassis, specializes in building high quality wooden boats (sail or power) using modern wood-epoxy methods. (more…)

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