Hi everybody, I just got back form Germany, where Milos is building his own Idea 21, cruise version;   first thing,  I have to super thank him for inviting me to take a look at the boat during the hull rotation. The construction is going really fine, neat and clean, […]

Idea 21: upgrades from Germany

Escapism is the avoidance of unpleasant, boring, arduous, scary, or banal aspects of daily life.   (wiki source)   if I apply this definition into sailing cruising activity, my thoughts became : be independent, live at sea avoid crowd and noisy marinas whenever you want widen the range of your cruise to wild […]

the “escapist” boat : an “energy maker” Petrel 33

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Petrel 33: widen your horizons     I just published a new page in the project section of the website; the page dedicated to my new project: Petrel 33. Basically Petrel 33 is a sturdy comfortable fast paced 33 footer cruising sailboat suited to be built in a very smart […]

Petrel 33: widen your horizons !!!!

Dentex 420 blue plywood sit on top
These are several pictures of the first Dentex 420 made by Sandro Rossi (a huge THANK for the pictures) and ready to launch;   Dentex 420 is basically a sit on top seakayak perfectly suited for kayak fishing and relaxed coastal explorations; the building system is the classical “stitch and […]

Dentex 420 ready to launch

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Weird works , and where to find them   sometimes  work come from the strangest situation:  several weeks ago I was chatting with a friend of mine who works as a scenographer and set designer for theater and movies, he took a view of several shots of my Stand Up […]

weird works , and where to find them

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Hi everybody !!  I’m sorry I’m posting few news here lately, but I’ll promise you this is going to finish , since we have several new projects coming in the very coming weeks. Yesterday a buoy racing sailor wrote me showing interest for Haiku 700 project ; he usually races […]

Haiku 700: how about putting some spice in her ???

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new plans coming soon in 2018   we’re working hard to broaden our range of plans for homebuilders and Do-It-Yourself addicted, there are two projects (and a half…) cooking right now on the drawing board. First one is a cartoppable beach cat that I presented on my FB page few […]

2018: new plans coming soon !!

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Hi everybody, official page and plans for my AeroWood 310 Stand Up paddle are now available here. Budget to build the board is around 300 € , plans included, if you go for a homebuilt fin ( its drawing is on plans ) or something more if you choose to […]

Stand Up Paddle plans available !

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We begin to sold the Dentex 420 plans few months ago with a very good response, she’s the last member of our seakayak family; Dentex 420 is basically a sit on top seakayak dedicated to fishermen addicted to kayak fishing, and to all the ones who want to build a […]

Dentex 420: first pictures !!!

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Service Lead batteries, how to choose the right one: This post is the English translation of a post published by Roberto Minoia on his blog; you can find the original Italian version here  ; a huge thank to Roberto for allowing me to traduce and share this article The service […]

Service Lead batteries, how to choose the right one:

I’ve just updated the kayak page; the whole family belongs to the same stitch & glue building system, based on plywood & epoxy, a system which guarantees sturdy, nimble and beautiful hulls with a reasonable amount of building time; it took me about 75 hours to built my own Bette 500 […]

Kayak: how to choose the right model

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Stand Up Paddle (SUP for friend) is the new skyrocketing activity blasting the scene during the last summer: basically a SUP is a slightly modified stable surfboard on which you stand up and paddle, mixing fitness, relax, watching around and exploring coastal areas. I couldn’t resist the temptation of design […]

Stand Up Paddle : the new toy for summer !!!