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.
I’ve finished drawing up the plans for the new all-in-one-document Oz Goose plans. Lots of work and sailing to optimise the boat. Available in the next few days.
The plans for the various Goose versions show timber spars. Some have contacted me asking about using aluminium tubing. I do like the timber spars because they look nice. But you can save a bit of weight on the yard by using an alloy tube. Brad Hickman did all the work on this and with […]
There are guidelines for making fillets or timber joins for strength to equal the original plywood. This is a guide.
My name is Mike Coleman. I am 37 years old. And, I live in Greenville, South Carolina. Always being one to seek out the next adventure, I found boat building and sailing a few months back I am building a Goose to sail in several events over the next two years.