~ Sustainable Seafaring from Oceania. History, Design, and Relevance ~

April 29, 2016

Bayou Nick

Built this awhile back with the grandkids.  All out of scrap wood.  Just an experiment to see if a hull could be built out of 1 sheet of plywood.  It carried me (150 pounds) both paddling and even sailing but of course, as I expected, performance was abysmal!  (To be expected with a waterline length of maybe 7' and tubby proportions.)

But it sure was fun to be on the water again - even if only in a "toy" boat.

Bayou Nick - as named by my grandsons Justin and Joshua

Another view

Not practical, but fun

April 22, 2016


Puluwat lagoon

Blast from the past

Lithograph - Marshall Islands scene