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in this part we will deal with big areas lamination works , this is going to be a quite long chapter ! In modern wood & epoxy constructions there is sometimes the need to laminate a whole big area with glass fabric , normally hull or deck/cockpit surfaces or both; […]

Unveiling the esoteric secrets of epoxy resin works. /PART 5


This is the fourth part of the tips and tricks selection to manage easily your epoxy works ; in this chapter we will focus on glass taping works glass fabric strengthening works : here we will talk about all that glass fabric works which aims to strengthen the structural joints, […]

Unveiling the esoteric secrets of epoxy resin works. /PART 4


This is the third part of the tips and tricks selection to manage easily your epoxy works , here we will talk about using thickened resin to make bondings and the so called “liquid joinery” that is to say make thickened resin radiuses to strengthen joints Bonding with thickened resin […]

Unveiling the esoteric secrets of epoxy resin works. /PART 3



This is the second part of the tips and tricks selection to manage easily your epoxy works ; here we will focus on how to handle the resin properly , which is quite a nightmare when start to work with resin for a medium sized project resin is messy, but […]

Unveiling the esoteric secrets of epoxy resin works. /PART 2


One of the most common fear of newbie boatbuilders involved in our projects is related to the use of epoxy resins and glass fabrics. Since this is a very important part of our projects to achieve a strong, light and long lasting boat, we will give some tick and trips […]

Unveiling the esoteric secrets of epoxy resin works. /PART 1


Good news from Brazil : the first Hirundo 750 has been launched !As you can see form the pictures, this boat pushed the project in the direction of a small but capable cruiser, with a sheltered cockpit, transom beach platform , very rational and roomy interiors , keeping the boat […]

Hirundo 750 launched !



Hi everybody !!! We have currently a lot of boats in the building stage all around the world ; here are the links if you want to follow the progresses of some of them on the social media, and several pictures —Idea21 built in Sweden : https://www.instagram.com/mycklekajakvarv/?hl=it —Hirundo 750 built […]

New boats on the run !!


In the last months I answered to a wide array of e-mails that were all circling around these two very big chapters for an homebuilder : Time and Budget. So I decided to think back about my more than fifteen year of career as boat designer for DIY boatbuilders, and […]

The Budget and the Time


Prova in acqua di “ALCEDO” IDEA21 cruiser   La prova della idea21 cruiser n.1 “Alcedo” di Milos e Kirstine si รจ svolta su un lago nel sud della Germania, per un totale di circa 8 ore di veleggiata distribuite su due giorni ad inizio estate 2020; le condizioni dei due […]

IDEA21 “Alcedo” varata !!! Prime impressioni



First Sailing of “ALCEDO” IDEA21 cruiser The test of the idea21 cruiser n.1 “Alcedo” of Milos and Kirstine took place on a lake in southern Germany, for a total of about 8 hours of sailing distributed over two days at the beginning of summer 2020; the conditions of the two […]

IDEA 21 “Alcedo” launched !!!!


Hi everybody, we are back on track with the usual work and with the website too. We spent the last two months in almost total lockdown mode here in Italy for covid19; as I guess everybody of you knows, Italy has been beaten quite hard by the pandemy, but we […]

back on track !!! Escapist 24


Hi everybody, an upgrade to the blog section after alot of time of of silence, I apologize for this. I just came back form Germany where I took several pictures of the almost complete IDEA21 cruise built by Milos and Kristine, I have been still there one year ago for […]

IDEA 21 cruiser : the HUGE small boat