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(see list of updates below)
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.
List of Latest
- Photos added for the Edwardian
30 Steam launch, Etna Steam Launch,
Jola Pocket Cruiser, River
lapwing Catboat, Surf 8 Dinghy,
Mandarin 15 Rowing Skiff, Esk
14 Kayak and Rufus 20 Motorboat.
- New photos added - John Dines Snow
Bunting steam launch Sea Otter; a
Loddon 20 rowing skiff under construction in FRP; the Mystery
16 Pocket Cruiser; Simplicity 14
Pocket Cruiser; Bocar 8 roofbox
dinghy and Power 1.2 motorboat.
- Photos added of Mark and Katharine's 15' 7" Peterborough canoe
being used to transport Bride and Groom to their wedding celebrations
in Northern Ireland - Open canoes 15' to
- New design added - the Skellig 19' steel work/fishing boat -go to Motor
Cruisers 16' to 20'.
- Link to Martin Lunghi's blog spot describing the construction and
use of his 15' Northumbrian Coble - go to http://www.selway-fisher.com/OtherDB.htm#BRIAN
- Alternative gaff sloop rig and steam plant auxiliary added to the 23'7"
Yamato Japanese Fishing Boat plans and photos added to the clipper
bowed version of the Kingfisher 14
dinghy and the vertical transomed version of the Felix
13 strip planked launch.
- The details for a mark 2 version of the 14' Arctic Skua are now
available with an increased beam of 36" - go to Sailing
Canoes. Also photos have been added for the 19' plywood single
chine steam launch
Sapphire. Note, there are now over 50 postings on the Seway
Fisher Facebook page.
- We now have a Facebook
page which is well worth visiting regularly because it has posts
covering my current design work/designs nearing completion as well as
links to blogs, YouTube videos and web pages based on Selway Fisher
- not really a new design but one of my earliest designs with Selway
Fisher there is now a Mark 2 version of the Highlander 7'6"
dinghy with completely remodeled and redrawn plans - go to Highlanders
up to 13'. New photos have also been added - the Seajay 20' open
canoe at Canoes over 17'; The Oxford
strip planked rowing/sailing skiff at GP
Dinghies over13'; the Medway Doble 12' dinghy at Other
dinghies 10' to 13' and the 20' Stern Paddle steamboat at Steam
Launches 20' to 30'.
- A new
design - at
long last a smaller version of the 30' Martlet Pilot Cutter - the
strip planked 23' Martlet - go to Yachts
20' to 24'.
- New photos added - the 12' and 16' Ranger canoe at Open
canoes 15' to 17' and the 20' Seajay sailing canoe at Open
Canoes over 17'; the new Surf 8 dinghy at Other
Dinghies up to 10', the Thames 20 rowing skiff at Rowing
Skiffs; the Islay skiff at Dayboat Double
Enders, the Lapwing Catboat at Other
Dayboats; the Morning Tide 14 and Heron 15 at Pocket
Cruisers up to 16'; the Loosemoose 36' sharpie yacht at Yachts
over 35'; the Ijssel 21' launch at Motor
Cruisers 21' to 30' and the Indian Runner steam launch at Steam
Launches up to 20'.
- The first new designs added to the catalogue for 2015 - the Arctic
Skua 14' Canoe Yawl at Sailing Canoes
and the Westray 9 Sailing Dinghy at Other
Dinghies up to 10'.
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