The first step was to decide to build the PocketShip. One option was to order
the CNC cut kit which would have been very nice. I opted to get the plans and do
my own cutting. Much will be needed to be done before I make the first sawdust!
I have most of the tools, but a few more will be needed. I'll be doing some
"stitch and glue" practice on another small boat before launching this project.
|PocketShip plans ordered July 6 2009|
|Eastport Pram and Wood Duck 10 plans also ordered...|
|Purchased Bosch 5" random orbital sander|
|Ordered 750 sanding discs... 60, 80 and 120 grit|
|Ordered a pair of "safety wire" pliers.|
|Picked up a router (needed) and a thickness planer (luxury) on July 18
Scroll down for a profile of the PocketShip and a picture of it with an
Eastport Pram in tow.
A lot is squeezed into a small boat. There is a good sized cockpit, and room
for two to sleep below. With a shallow draft, it can go many places where a
larger boat cannot. Roller reefing on the jib and two reef points on the
gaff-rigged main should let it keep sailing when the wind picks up.
There is a PocketShip builders forum at