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
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
- My semi-autobiographical novel has been published to Kindle - it
describes my early boating experiences and is a romp down the Thames
in the 1960's - go to A
Slight Mist on the Horizon for more details.
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.