Boats
Eventually I'll have a page devoted to each of the boats I've owned in my life. But for now, I'm going to focus on Moga since I've been dreaming about building this boat for a very long time.

My first boat was a coracle I made in secret in the woods when I was in about 8th grade. It was made from split saplings and a blue plastic tarp. I had a few adventures with it in the creek, but it was too tippy and ungainly to do much.

After learning with the coracle, I put all of my summer grass cutting money towards buying a 14' Old Town Osprey canoe when I was in 9th grade. It was made from top of the line Royalex and had two sets of oarlocks installed. I spent a lot of my time rowing around the creek and river in this canoe and I still have it today.

In about 10th grade I decided I needed a sailboat and bought a used 1970's Sunfish. It had been upgraded with the improved plastic racing daggerboard that came out in the 90's. I spent many afternoons sailing in this little dinghy and even went on a few 15+ mile cruises.

After I got married and we bought a house on the water, we decided to get a powerboat. Our creek is a bit shallow, so we bought a 2003 16' Lowe jon boat with a 25hp outboard. This one is still a work in process.

The Sunfish is not a good boat for multiple people, so my wife and I are going to build a Ross Lillistone First Mate sailing dinghy. This boat will be able to carry 2 or 3 people without getting too cramped or wet. Currently I have everything drawn in CAD and will eventually have the pieces cut out on a buddies CNC router. This is a stitch and glue boat, so hopefully it'll go together fairly quickly.