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.

2018.04.20 - Odds & Ends
It is too hot to do much physical work on Naiad today, pretty much like yesterday and that is good as it gives the paint a chance to harden ...more
2018.04.19 - Painting the Boot Top Part II
The second coat of the boot tops done without taping. I ran out of tape yesterday so bought some more but when I went to use one of the new ...more
2018.04.18 - Painting the Boot Top Part I
An early start to the Naiad work today, the temperature is forecast to exceed 20 Celsius and whilst the temperature is high I wanted to get ...more
2018.04.17 - Painting the Topsides Part II
With the temperature just touching 20 Celsius today the first coat of topsides paint was totally dry by the time I started the second coat. ...more
2018.04.16 - Painting the Topsides Part I
A good day weather-wise and as soon as I had finished work I headed down to the workshop. first on the list was the sanding of the topsides, ...more