New Blog started on my website

I have decided to move my bloging onto my website. Thanks to Adam for setting it up for me.  It will make it much easier for me to keep up just the one blog. I will be using this watertribe blog for the actual races which is only just two per year for the watertribe. If you would like to follow my new Blog you can go to my web address and click on the new blog tab.  That is where all the boat and airplane construction and updates will be put.    Thanks, Roger


PuddleCat 18′ started. July 4th.

Well I have been waiting on parts for “Seven” and while waiting completed the little red Tri -Banana’s, and just started another boat that has been on my mind for a while. Ever since seeing Andrew Linns Photo of my puddlecat 13′ Adventure”-Ltl’ Lagoon”, in Tampa Bay during the EC 2011 I knew that it could be better if it was larger and wider. It is 6 wide.No I am not sinking….the waves are just that high in the bay. I had left the beach with just one sail up in the center location but started getting passed so was in the process of putting both sails up in the biplane configuration when the scamp passed me and they took this photo. I have a video of them  here just as we got to the outside. Anyway just a foot in length makes a big difference so I am making one at 18’instead of 13.  This will put it in the same catagory as another boat that I have wanted which is the catamaran Miss Cindy. This boat went on an incredible adventure and proved very capable but you can not get plans. It is a biplane rig as well. As of today I have a good start. Will post pictures soon and discuss it more detail.