Sunday 27 February 2011

Favourite Haunts, With the Usual Suspects

   "Roam if you want to, roam around the world..."

     When the water gets too hard to sail, this sailor goes surfing.  On the web.  Online communities make the off-season a little bit more bearable.

     When I am not here toiling away in the  Dock Six Chronicles nerve center, I can be found at:  A friendly tightly knit international forum of small boaters, big boaters, racers, cruisers, refitters, restorers and even the odd Naval Architect.  Newcomers are always welcome.  A large general community with a wide knowledge base and a dizzying array of forums, boat reviews and articles.  You don't HAVE to read the link in Sailing Dog's signature, but it helps.  Not as much traffic as Sailnet, but great info from MaineSail and Peggy, the Head Mistress, as well as all of the other contributors.  Dylan Winter is a Dock Six kind of guy.  Watch some of his work and you will see what I mean.  I don't generally have anything to do with sites that charge for content, but I happily pay the pittance ($5 or $10) to download the films- it's THAT good. He also has them available on DVD - makes a great gift.  This guy is in the Dock Six Hall of Fame.  (Okay, he would be if there was a Dock Six Hall of Fame.  Which there isn't.  Yet.)  Building a small wooden boat in his basement on Long Island led to buying a slightly larger wooden boat.  In Florida.  The Gulf Coast side of Florida.  Sight Unseen.  And sailing it back home.

    If you have any other quality time-wasting boat links, feel free to fire me an email or a comment, and I'll add them to the list.

1 comment:

  1. hey Brian its jordan from dock six! is this the dinghy you built last year?