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Craig O'D's Cheap Pages ... celebrating more than a decade of virtuality!
What are the Cheap Pages?
This is The Cheap Page. A pre-blog blog.
From the Cheap Page hang other Cheap Pages. They link to other stuff all over the place. They are:
Very elementary HTML, first created with a Great Lost WYSIWYG Application, "Claris Home Page."
Begun in 1998 and 1999.
... about inexpensive pastimes.
... full of lists. Designed to load fast in the dial-up low-bandwidth days.
Lots of DIY, especially boats and the cheapest of sailing boats: scows, canoes and sharpies.
E-Books and links to E-Books, most of which I published online long before anyone else was doing much of this. The pace of E-Book preparation has slowed, but changes and improvements will slowly begin again.
Please note that some of the information, such as the Bolger Boat Honor Roll, is here as history only -- so various e-mail addresses or external links may be broken. I'll flag the "historical interest" items. The cause of Bolger Boats, Sailing Canoes, and Junk Rigs (for example) are now served by multiple Web authors and discussion lists. The various Cheap Pages have been updated as far as possible to add links to these resources.
-- Craig O'Donnell, Dec. 2009
Our one endorsement:
Mast & Sail in Europe and Asia - the classic by H. Warington Smyth (1906)
Many sketches and pen and ink plates.
Things that are cheap, and still fun.
- itself (it's only a hobby™)
- Photos, including Keying
- Lessons from a Sampan
- Rig Geometry
- Sailcut 8 Web Link
- Gunter & Batwing Sails
- Tiphys, Kemp, Stephens, me
- Sharpie Sail How-To
- Balanced Lugsail How-To
- Sailcut 4 and 8 Web Link
- Bolger Boat Bibliography & Web Links
- Bolger Boat Honor Roll
- Some Phil Bolger Boats
- Build Bolger's Peero
- Bolger Pirogue 12 Plans
- Some Jim Michalak Boats
- Marc Pettingill's Sweet Dream
- Dave Carnell's $200 Sailboat
- St Michaels Sailing Scow Plan
- Short Boats: Scows, Skiffs, Sneakboxes
- The Proa FAQ & Web Links
- ProaBoat: About Proas
- ProaBoat: American Proas 1898-1998
- Munroe Proa Plans
- Mary & Lamb Plans
- Bolger's Proa
- UBU, the Scow-Proa
- My Cheap Coleman Proa
- Gilbertese Canoes
- Practical Canoeing
- The Sailing Canoe Pages Web Link
- W.P. Stephens Web Link
- Reefing Battened Sails from C.B. Vaux
- Batwing Gunter Rigs
- Canoe Rigs from W.P. Stephens
- My Cheap Coleman Sailing Canoe
- The American Bamboo Society Web Link
- Bamboo Links
- Tray Boat of Tai Wan
- Bamboo Rafts
- Vietnamese Basket Boat
- Fridtjof Nansen's Bamboo Kayaks
- Bamboo Kayak Plans
- Scientific Americans Links
- another hobby
- schematics, maybe
- Wanda the Wonder Cat herself
- Trouser, Digit, Bert
A huge, enormous and giant list of Nautical Links from John Kohnen.
Small Boating Calendar - Who's Doing What Where.
The Boatbuilding Community - Resources Galore.
Shantyboats courtesy of Joe McWilliams. Build one today and get going!
Eric Eldred's Magnificent e-Book site, Eldritch Press.
Eric's site for Nathaniel Bishop - of Sneakbox, Paper Canoe and Pampas fame.
Ancestor Stuff: Seafaring Fassitts, Lifesaving Hitchens, and the Seaside Bateau.
John's Cool Boats - Doodles and Designs from John Harris.
Gary Dierking's Proas - great stuff.
Reuel Parker likes sharpies, skiffs and junks.
He has got to be one of the hippest designers going. Wonderful boats on a very elegant page.
Uncle John's Cajun Pirogues - Skiffs too - Possibly the Simplest Boat Kit Made.
and Mike talks about building and sailing his (tarp sail alert!)
Jim Michalak's Web Site - Plans and Interesting Essays.
John's Nautical Stuff & Old Steam Navy - from John Kohnen.
The Paper Boat Page - Paper was High Tech Once.
Build a Paper Boat - Paper was Low Tech Once.
Dr. Mark's reprint of an old article, and cruising medical info.
Voyage of the Paper Canoe - N.H. Bishop
Sailing Canoe Page - Rob Hupfield's overview of organized canoe sailing and racing.
Wooden Canoe Heritage Assn - old canoeing articles & misc. A great site.
MAIB - Bits and pieces of Messing About in Boats magazine on the Web. Index too.
Tim Webber's Scram Pram - a Michalak Design.
Clyde Wisner's Bolger LILY - an Electric-Powered 15-foot Skiff.
- Dave hits cyberspace with info on epoxy, preservatives, plans and more.
Cold Moulded Spars - Lay Up Carbon Fiber in Your Spare Time.
PVC Cleats and other great cheap stuff from David Beede. Us Cheap Guys must Stick Together.
The Amateur Yacht Research Society - Simon Fishwick's "unofficial" page & links.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - Well, it's nearby and very nice.
and CBMM Boat Plans - Order Some Today!
Selway Fisher Design - Sailing Canoes and such.
Penny - and other MacNaughton Designs boats with a junk rig.
San Francisco Pelican
- the smallest Junk Rigged Small Boat?
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