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  • production Strider 24

  • plywood Romany 34

  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran

Articles to Read First

Comments on "kayak style" trimarans
Big Cruising Boats - the Hidden Agenda
Buying a new catamaran
Design Philosophy
Lake Havasu PCC Seminar
Why Sail a Catamaran?
Sign of the Times?
Building Articles
Building a Quattro 16
Comments by a Mirage Builder
Finishing off a Shell
More thoughts on foam sandwich construction
Flat Panel Construction
The (Gypsy) Boatbuilders Wife
Thoughts on outboards

General Articles (technical)
Multihulls in the year 2000 (written in 1986!)
Capsize Demo Talk at Wooden Boat Festival
General Cruising Articles (technical)
Lessons learnt on a charter
Lightning Strikes (on Eclipse 2003)

The Ideal Pacific NW Cruiser (a Skoota powercat!)
Windsong in a Hurricane
General Racing Articles (technical)
Multihull Rating Rules
My Seven Important Racing Rules
Performance Multihulls Part 1
Performance Multihulls Part 2
The Development of the Micromultihull
Improve your Multihull Sailing Skills
Safe mast lowering method
Sailing Techniques
Sailing under Spinnaker
Inshore Cruising Stories
A Day Sail to Russia (Strider Club)
A Scilly Time to Cruise (Eclipse)
An Autumn Cruise (Strider singlehanded)
Monohull Cruising in Alaska
Poole AB sailing (my very first published article - 1962 age 8)
Sailing in British Columbia (Merlin)
Sailing in the UK
Tucanu cruising in BC 2007 (Merlin)
Strike 18 cruising in a Canadian lake
Our Offshore Cruising Stories
Crossing the Atlantic on Eclipse Part 1
Crossing the Atlantic on Eclipse Part 2
Crossing the Atlantic on Eclipse Part 3
Cruising on Eclipse - the final days
Eclipse Perfect Storm Part 1
Eclipse Perfect Storm Part 2
Eclipse Perfect Storm Part 3
Eclipse Perfect Storm Part 4
Jetti's Diary of our 2007 Winter Cruise
Romany Cruising 2008-9 Part 1
Romany Cruising 2008-9 Part 2
Romany Cruising 2008-9 Part 3
Owners Offshore Cruising Stories
1 2 3 Hulls (Flica to the Med)
Midnight Hour (A Mira transatlantic) Part 1
Midnight Hour (A Mira transatlantic) Part 2
Midnight Hour (A Mira transatlantic) Part 3
Mira Round the World
Mirage across the Atlantic
Power Catamarans
Cruising on our Skoota 28 in 2013
Introduction to the Skoota Power Catamarans
The Ideal PNW cruiser
Race Reports
3 Peaks Yacht Race in a Strider
Banshee Racing in France 1988
Capetown to Rio 2000 in a Norseman 43
First Race on Board Eclipse 2002
Micromultihulls 1987-98
PASAB 1992 on Sagitta
Racing in British Columbia
Round the Island Race 2002 (on board Eclipse)
Sagitta Racing 1992
Three Bridge Fiasco Race 2013
Some Articles on Different Design Features
Hull Resistance and Hull Shape Comparisons
Keels or Daggerboards, the pros and cons
Sail Plans and Comments on Different Rigs
Stability Part 1
Stability Part 2
Stability Part 3
Why Sail a Multihull?