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.

2021.05.11 - Rudder Sink Weight I
The plan for the rudder sink weight has become just a little bit more complicated than I expected. I have some steel bar that I can use ...more
2021.05.10 - Six Years Today
Incredibly, I have owned Naiad for six years as of today (Monday). Time to look back and reflection what I have done. This last year, ...more
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