The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

Naiad's Voyages

These are the voyages of Naiad, a Fairey Falcon dinghy in the fashion of Shoal Waters.

Captain's Table

For non-boat related stuff you should see my other page which may be found at

Naiad's Reconstruction

For details of the reconstruction of Naiad you should see the reconstruction project log.

Latest News on the Naiad Voyages.

2021.03.30 - New Task
One of the things that I find irritating when sailing Naiad is her rudder. It works fine and looks good, but getting it down is a pain as ...more
2021.03.28 - Finishing the Mainsheet Horse Repair
Today's task was to complete the repair for the traveller. With most of the work completed yesterday I didn't expect this to take too long, ...more
2021.03.27 - Repairing the Mainsheet Horse
The main task for today is to repair the mainsheet horse, or traveller. The backing pads have started to delaminate, as I mentioned in ...more
2021.02.25 - Hanging the Spars and Varnishing
Today dawned bright, cold and sunny and the condensation on the underside of the Hay Barn roof had frozen due to the clear sky overnight. I ...more
2021.03.19 - Mug Holder Wooden Version - Day 2
The task today is to complete as much of the wooden mug holder as possible. The means making the mug supports and the holder support and ...more