The blog we now aspire to be: intheboatshed.net

In browsing my web stats tonight I discovered a new referrer that peaked my interest: intheboatshed.net. “Hmm – what could that be?” I thought and promptly checked it out. And, lo, I came upon the mother of all wooden boat blogs I have had the pleasure to run across. If you like this blog, you go nuts for intheboatshed.net. The author, Gavin Atkin, is a British journalist and boat enthusiast, and he clearly has way more time and depth of knowledge than I do – he’s put up 160 posts in the last four months! And it isn’t idle chatter, either – Atkin has a whole page of notable how-tos. Dude, I am formally impressed.

I have already grabbed the RSS feed, and I suggest you do too if you like messing about. This site looks like it will only become more of a gold mine.

3 Comments for “The blog we now aspire to be: intheboatshed.net”

says:

Well, it may be presumptuous, but I would like to toss in my hat to joining the “network”… I don’t have quite the “strictly traditional” bent you guys have, but both your blogs are great. I cover a bit more of the “up and coming” home builder, solar/electric, etc., but with a good smattering of the traditional. I feel that a lot of good boat design has “already happened” and we throw too much of it out in the tupperware boating world.

says:

Tim,

Thanks so much for your link to Gavin (pointed me to yet another site)… I’ve also linked to you:

http://www.craftacraft.com/chine_blog

I’ve been excited to find a couple of other “boat types” who use RSS… true “blogs” in the boating world seem much fewer and farther between than I would have expected. There have been quite a few cruise logs and build logs I’ve ran across, but few using any of the new blogging tools or supporting things like RSS.

Gavin and I already bounced a couple of mails back and forth, but I didn’t see a contact for you, so I’m assuming you’ll see this.

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