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    Welcome to Simplicity Boats. My name is David Beede and I am a woodworker and musical instrument builder who recently discovered the magic of boat building. I think it's one of the best kept secrets on the planet. I'm only sorry I waited 'til I was in my forties to build one. I've found it such a fulfilling experience I couldn't resist the temptation to tell others. Cygnet is the Herb Mcleod one sheet skiff I built first. I'm in the process of designing my own one sheet flat iron skiff, that should have more displacement (hold an adult and a kid). Here's a model of it and a little about Model Making, which can help fuel your dream. I also dream of staging a parent kid (or anyone interested really) boat building camp. That desire led my wife Julie  and  I to attend the Wooden Boat Show at St. Michaels Maryland where they had an amazing Family Boat Building event. Check it out. The Links page gives you a few of the inspirational resources available on the internet. If you've been toying with the idea of building a boat, don't wait. DO IT NOW! 
Feel free to contact me:
Simplicity Boats
115 Cygnet Lane
Melrose, FL 32666


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