A Visual History
The Building of Aslan
Online Supply Sources
|Weekender and Vacationer Links
Stevenson Projects The creators of the Weekender. There are links on the Stevenson Projects pages to other boat builder organizations and BBS that I don't participate in, so can't personally recommend.
Weekender Boatbuilding, The MSN Community I manage about all Stevenson Projects boats (and other boat projects as well.) Membership is free and automatic.
9 Lives Terry Crisp's excellent site showing the building of his Weekender 9 Lives, and great building tips and links (including alternate steering, etc.)
Genesis and Steel Away, two Weekenders being built by Bruce Jones and Mike Donlin, are profiled here.
Herriot John Weigandt's Weekender -- Another good site with photos, costs and sailing pictures to boot!
Jack in the Green Bruce Kershaw's Weekender -- with a square cabin front!
John's Weekender Page John Abbett is a woodworker building a Weekender in a one car garage. He has some great tips for those building in confined spaces.
Juliet Good construction pics (and a very clean shop!) and some great ideas too.
Konrads Sailing Page Konrad is "addicted to wind" and he has more than just his Vacationer on this site, including some shots of the landsailer by Stevenson Projects.
Nelson's Nook How fast can you build a Weekender? Nelson is making record time!
Phil's Phil Gowans' great site -- be sure to catch the "names" he's considering.
Platypus Bill Ford's Weekender -- Hints and Tips and good construction photos, costs and time log.
Procrastinated Charlie's Procrastinated Sailboat: A Weekender that took 19 years to build. A great site that will make you laugh.
Sea Scouts Great site showing a Sea Scout project: A
Weekender built by 12 year olds (I feel humbled now!) and their first sailing trip: through Canada's highest lock (65')
Shawn's Vacationer A good Vacationer site! Excellent
Stoodunt Budgitt Steve Woolverton's Weekender -- aluminum mast, and built in the desert near train tracks!
Wild Onion Bill Smith's Weekender: some of the best
construction shots ever, showing every aspect of building.
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Screws, Glue, Epoxy and Fiberglass Cloth
Books of Interest, a listing of the books I've found valuable in boatbuilding, complete with links to reviews at Amazon.com.
Sail Making Materials/Kits
Polysail has the least expensive option, with white polytarp and specific instructions for how to build one for the Weekender. Look for the 15 x 20 gaff sail kit, at about $80. For white polytarps only (no kits), which would be appropriate to use with the Weeknder sail plan instructions, see The White Poly Tarp Site.
Real live dacron sail kits are available from Sail Rite. They also sell things like wood mast hoops, sail numbers, stainless hanks, etc. Dacron sail kits will run about $350 - $400, 20% or more savings from the pre-made sails. But you have to make 'em, you know? (I chose the pre-made dacron sails from Stevenson Projects, which I think are worth the $500.)
Other sites of interest