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  1. Thanks for all the nice and welcoming responses. Kurt your suggestion is spot on I think I will give it a try. Mr.Taylor its a small world l lived in Medford for a short time. Its the first time I ever saw those drift boats also. Mr. Mott, I am honored you would take a look at my little mess. I just lost two hours reading through your Herreshoff Build log, man I got a lot to learn you sir are an artist. Thanks again to all I look forward to being a part of this site. Mike
  2. Hello All, My Name is Mike, I joined this forum because there seems to be a lot of very experienced craftsman here willing to share their talents, and for that, I want to thank you all. I have an extreme amount to learn. A little about me; I'm retired with too much time on my hands, I have loved boats all my life, and love making things by hand. I have been building my own fishing rods and tying my own flies for years. So I have some experience in micro-construction. My ultimate goal is to build a small cruising dinghy 1:1 scale I can use, but I figured it might be a good idea to model several different types to see which style I am most comfortable with before I spring for the lumber to learn the ins and outs of boat building so to speak. The only modeling I have done is a scratch build of a Woodie Hindman 16Ft double ender Rouge River drift boat. It was fun but by no means as good as the examples I have seen here. If anyone could point me in the right direction for building models of sailing skiffs I would appreciate it. At present I'm drawn to sailing skiffs in the 12 to 16ft range. something along the lines of a Goat Island Skiff, or a Welsford Navigator. Thanks in advance. Mike aka "Burnt Toast"

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