19th July, 2015
Back again... There is some new and interesting news at last! Douglas Brooks has published a new book "Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding" which you can buy from his site right now! Of interest to boat builders and woodworkers alike the Japanese are as we all know top of the class when it comes to wood working.
I am waiting on an article on boat electrics, boat plan descriptions and have a couple of other things underway. Is this the beginning of a new trend? Oh and Google says that I should make the site more mobile friendly. This will mean you will be able to slack off at work and read about boats on your phones...
Please submit your own content for free publication on this site. Designers: if despite current economic grey clouds you are still drawing plans for amateur builders this is the place to make them known. Kit makers we need details about your kits too! Despite my long spell of abandon the site still draws over 4,000 readers a month (an increase of 1,000 since Dec 2014) who are reading more than 3 pages per session. This is not the 10,000 readers we had once upon a time but it is still three thousand builders or potential builders. Your call...
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No this site is not a business. Please stop SEO people, I am sure I can handle site promotion on my own...
kiwi - editor in chief amateurboatbuilding.com
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