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last updated 21/10/17
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Group/Forum for Selway Fisher Builders & Sailors
We now have a User
Group/Forum on the web for those who are building and using Selway
Fisher boats - it has approaching 3000 members worldwide and offers a
meeting point for those interested and who are building SFD designs. You
will find many photo albums showing member's boats in build and being
The User Group/Forum is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFD_builders_sailors
- when you link to it press the "Join" link.
Although there is a separate User's Group for those building our canoes,
many canoe builders also belong to this Group.
Group/Forum for Selway Fisher Canoe Builders & Users
This is a new Group
started for those building our canoe designs - this will be a
group/forum to exchange ideas on construction and to share photos of the
canoes you are building and the treks that you have undertaken with
The Canoe User Group/Forum is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDesigncanoebuilders
- when you link to it, press the "Join" link.
Fisher BSc. MRINA - the Designer
After a youth messing
around in all sorts of boats on the Thames, I gained my degree - a BSc
(Bachelor of Science) in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding from
Newcastle University in 1974.
Straight after University l
worked in the design office of McGruer & Co. Scotland for 4 years -
famous for high performance racing /cruising yachts beautifully crafted
in wood (cold moulded as well as conventional clinker and carvel). l
then became Technical Manager at D.M. Russell Marine - formerly Jas. A.
Silvers yard just up the road at Rosneath, for 5 years - famous for
their motor yachts - this period found me sailing/cruising in all sorts
of craft around the coast of the UK and regular racing in everything
from Dragons to the IOR fleet on the Clyde.
Note - for more information
on Selway Fisher Design go to the new page - A
History of SFDesign
| And for those wanting
to read more about how he started off on a boating career, there is now
Paul's first semi-autobiographical novel 'A
Slight Mist on the Horizon'
Apart from the
words, the novel also has 28 colour cartoons to illustrate the events
drawn by Paul.