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Stepping Out

Fortunately, all the complications involved in designing and building a great stepped-hull boat are the boatbuilder’s to solve, not yours.  Extra reinforcement is required to bridge the structural discontinuity across the steps, and stepped hulls are not as simple to laminate. At speed, driving through waves, stepped-hull boats invariably pitch and porpoise far less; their […]

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This Boating Life – Tales of Tagomago

Franz steered towards this non-biodegradable testament to our modern lifestyle and worrying hazard to marine wildlife. He methodically pulled all the pollution aboard with his boathook, and I helped pack it away in a sack and a large plastic bucket.               Tagomago’s bluff sea cliffs are very impressive, and in the right light, the island shimmers […]

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