| by William R. Watt - Ottawa,
Here are five photos which may be useful to some
of your readers
who are interested in small boats.
The first, (above), shows one way of storing plywood
(playwood?) boats (DogSkiff
2001) on a garage wall. Daggerboard and paddles are
behind the boats between the wall studs. Spars and
other accessories are underneath on blocks raised
off the floor.
The four photos below show a discarded child's bicycle
wheel installed on the DogSkiff for moving it around,
a slightly different arrangement than in a Duckworks
article earlier this year.
The first photo shows how two hardwood blocks were
shaped and drilled to attach the wheel to the gunwales
at the bow. Unfortunately there was not sufficient
clearance to go over rough ground.
The second photo shows the blocks raised above the
gunwales on pieces of plywood to increase clearance.
This has worked fine. A straight stem would allow
the wheel to be installed more forward with better
clearance. Note how the gunwales extend beyond the
transom for handles.
The third photo gives a closer view of the wheel.
It has been cleaned and painted. The tire is solid
rubber so it won't go flat.
The last photo shows the boat with it's sailing rig
tied on being wheeled down a path to the water.
Wm. R. Watt,