The water here at Hvalstrand is usually so calm and inviting, that not to be on it would be a crime. Hence the search for a simple, quick way to get on the water with a minimum of outlay. Enter ‘the mouse’. Gavin Atkins designs simple boats ideal for first time would be boat builders. He has a book out (Ultrasimple Boat Building: 17 Plywood Boats Anyone Can Build), but to be honest, all the info is available online. Sure the book made interesting reading but is by no means a step by step book. I know, I bought it!
How we built the Mouse…..
After a bit of fun over the weekend my thoughts are now really turning to the plans I bought last year for a full size boat……….