||The Start of
When I was 9 years old, a model
sailboat in a toy store window got me dreaming about sailing. I saved for
many weeks to buy it, and spent many hours enthralled with imaginary
voyages. It looked real good, but could have been even more inspiring if
it had sailed well.
| I've been making model boats for years trying to come
up with one that was simple, good looking & rugged but most
importantly would sail really well. I also added to my design "wish
list" a potential to explore the behavior of different sail
We named the first member of our pond skiff
family "Dream Catcher" because you can't sail her without
starting to dream a little.
There's nothing quite so powerfully
creative as a dream held in a youthful mind... SEED
|| I'm happy to report
that our Dream Catchers have started sparking the dreams & imaginations of
many young sailors.
| Our simple step by step instructions can have you
sailing in minutes.
She can be "bare boat" sailed -
un-finished wood - or
painted and decorated to the captains whim.
||A fleet of Dream Catcher "Chameleons"
for a voyage to a boat show...
||These craft are ideal for
experimenting with and learning about the different points of sail. Here
she's enjoying a downwind run "wing an' wing."
Here is a Simple Skiff recipe....
Take your new skiff,
add a puff of moving air (a breeze to a blow)
a dash of
water (from a puddle to an ocean)
combine with some time to play (a few minutes
to a few hours)
mix well ...
This can lead to a lifetime addiction to sailboats, water, and nature! enjoy....
Please send pictures!
Here's a good one below....
you would like this picture of Dean and the little sail boats. Dean read
Stewart Little and he dressed up as George and read the Sail Boat Chapter
to his class today. He used his boat and Benjamin's and you can see
Stewart sitting on the "Wasp". Of course the 'Wasp" won the
sail boat race. Hope the boys get to finish the boat soon.
one of my Mini-Sharpies.)
Plastic sails you can make for pennies...
A variety of
sailing methods for your boat.
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