A Brief Blog Profile: intheboatshed
The beautiful spring weather in Washington, DC has me thinking about the outdoors. Especially with the pending bloom of the famous cherry blossoms, I've been hoping to spend more time outside and on the water.
intheboatshed.net is a blog about old boats, traditional boats, boat building, and repair and restoration. It's written by freelance journalist and boating enthusiast Gavin Atkin.
Atkin explains his blog simply: It’s for "boat enthusiasts of a particular kind – those who like either old boats, or new boats that inherit something significant from older generations of craft. The kind of people who are fascinated by smacks and barges, old-fashioned racing yachts, elderly wooden sailing cruisers, vintage sailing canoes, classic small rowing and sailing boats, punts, beautifully crafted Thames pleasure boats, elegant motorboats, tough and simple luggers and all the other boats people once built and used when the materials, knowledge and craftsmanship required to build them were still abundant."
intheboatshed.net features free boat plans that work, how-tos, and songs and videos. The most recent post was judging distance at sea by eye - a how-to. The blog also features an extensive blog roll of boat and maritime-related sites.