Thursday, March 24, 2011

Another sad day for boatbuilders

We were sad this morning to find out that Dynamite Payson had passed away. He was a great inspiration for me as he de-mystified boatbuilding.

The first dinghy we ever built was one of his plans from his book "Build The NEW Instant Boats". It was the 7-foot Nymph using his "tack & tape" method.

We built ours on the kitchen table when we were living on the Barge Black Moon on the Seine outside of Paris. Such a wonderful boat to row. It got a lot of use :)

See Bob's post on BoatBits...