Welcome to my photo record of the building of my Paradox cruiser Little Jim.

Paradox, Designed by Matt Layden


I started cutting wood in August 2001 and launched Little Jim in April 2003. The total material cost was about 2500ukp
I am afraid that the coverage is a little patchy as I had to borrow the digital camera, however most of the important stages are shown.
You can find out more about all of Matt's boats, and buy the plans for Paradox from Dave Bolduc by visiting the Microcruising web site

Another site with lots of information is

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