About Michael Storer

Designer of the Oz Goose and several other highly developed sailboat, canoe, rowboat and canoe plans since 1992 Sells plans internationally. We also make high quality sails for all small boats at extremely competitive prices in the Philippines and export internationally. See our groups on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/opengoose/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/160183704015231 https://www.facebook.com/groups/storerboatplans/
Website: https://www.storerboatplans.com/
boatmik has written 14 articles so far, you can find them below.

Knots for Lug Rig Setup – Oz Goose Sailing.

There are just a few knots to learn. Part of the reason is that because we can’t buy sophisticated fittings in the Philippines we have found simpler and cheaper ways that cut out a lot of expense. By replacing manufactured parts with spectra rope as far as possible. In Australia, the USA, Europe, UK it will save you a big bundle of money when you rig your lug rig boat.
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Oz Goose high speed nosedive but with total control. opengoose.com
Low cost racing sailboat. Ten boats cost the same as importing one Laser Radial ... Oz Goose sailboat

Round the Volcano Regatta and Oz Goose Training

Two consecutive weekends of sailing saw a big jump in the boat handling of the Philippines Oz Goose fleet. A huge amount of help from the Taal Lake Yacht Club. We were also joined by members of the National Paralympic Sailing Team.
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bamboo for boat masts and spars ... Oz Goose sailing dinghy

Bamboo for sailing dinghy spars – Oz Goose sailing dinghy

Is bamboo a good choice for small boat spars? As a professional designer I can’t specify bamboo because of a huge variation in density, wall thickness and diameter. However I can recommend some guidelines for bamboo for the Oz Goose to help with experiments.
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class sailbooat for developing nations or how to build a cheap racing dinghy fleet - OZ Goose sailboat.

Close sailboat racing for peanuts in Developing Nations – Philippines

A very easy to build boat from local materials might be a solution for sailing clubs in the developing nations as well as the advanced economies. The Philippines has a track record of building 10 Oz geese for the equivalent cost of importing one Laser Radial. 10 to 20 participants for the price of 1.
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Oz Goose in Cebu - storer boat plans

Details or Buy – Oz Goose 2016 Plan now available

The OzGoose 2016 plans are available. One plan with all the detail. There is a free upgrade for those who have already purchased the original Storer Boat Plans PDGoose or OzGoose Supplement from Duckworks.
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Fastest Goose on the lake - really simple sails - reallysimplesails.com
downhaul tension for light and moderate winds on lug rig - oz goose sailboat

Rigging details for the Oz Goose sailboat – and other lug rigged sailboats

What we have learned by sailing and racing the sixteen (now 27 as of last weekend) Oz Geese in the Philippines. Some money saving simplifications and some tweaks that will give a lot more performance to most lug rigged (and other boats). There is nothing unusual in these methods, just a translation of regular racing practice in more conventional boats. Don’t scoff – you can say “I’m a cruiser” – but there are times when everyone wants or needs to get upwind 10 or 20 percent faster.
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