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  • home built Flica 37

  • 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

Building Questions
Building in sections
Buying a Used Rig
Can I build in steel?
Foam sandwich and vacuum-bagging
How do you strip plank a hull?
How long does it take to build?
Ikea Boats
Plywood/grp/foam sandwich comparisons
The cost effective 50ft boat
Using Tape to Attach Windows
What does PAR timber mean?
What is KSS?
Which plywood and timber should I use?
CNC cutting

General Questions
Can I lengthen the boat?
Charter boats and specifically the Norseman 43
Crossbeam Design
Hard chine hulls V round bilge
How much does it cost?
It's Not Rocket Science
Load Carrying
Simple Boats
Trailable catamaran and trimaran comparisons

Where Do I Moor My New Multihull?
Weight and displacement

Interior and Comfort Questions
How big are the bunks?
Real-Life Comfort Comparisons between monohulls and multihulls
Which is better, a "Galley up" or "Galley down"?

Questions about Specific Woods Designs
History of the Flica 34/35/37
History of the Strider
How do you trail a Strider?
How roomy is a Strider hull?
S African built boats that are not actually by Woods Designs

Safety Questions
Access forward
Are multihulls dangerous?
Open Transoms
Picture Windows
Sink or Swim?
The Pitchpoling Myth
Wave Heights

Sailing and Performance Questions

Another car speed comparison story
Alternative Rigs
Balestron or Aerorigs
Bridgedeck Slamming
Forward Cockpits
How long does it take to assemble a trailerable boat?
How well do catamarans sail to windward and tack?
Low Aspect Ratio (LAR) Keel Design
Performance Comparisons with Other Multihulls
Rig and Sail area considerations
Vertical Bows
Which steering system should I use?
Why Predicting Performance is an Imprecise Art
Some quick notes on selecting deck gear