As I’ve said before, the PDRacer is well within the spirit of shantyboating and I love them. In fact I’ve decided to build one myself and will be boring everyone who reads this blog with how it comes together.
Not only are these actually an international racing class with nearly 400 registered hulls, the people who build and sail in them seem to have at least as much, if not more fun than people who sink mega-thousands into getting out on the water. One of the biggest challenges for small boaters is the Texas 200, a five day expidition (I fear to call it a race though it is, sorta) and there’s a dedicated group of Puddle Duckers who enter each year.
Here’s a story of one of the participants:
And anyone looking for just a good read about small boats should go to duckworks magazine anyway.