The Launchings section of WoodenBoat No. 225 featured Wayne Mueller's skiff BLUEBIRD, a 17′ 6″ design that Wayne based on Tom Hill’s Long Point skiff and Mark Murray's Sea Hoss skiff. BLUEBIRD was built from meranti and sapele marine plywood on sawn elm frames. BLUEBIRD II is a much shorter rocking skiff that Wayne created based on the plans by Buckley Smith that are sold at The WoodenBoat Store. and based on the original BLUEBIRD.
Miles Macedo of North Providence, Rhode Island, launched his 3′ rocker dory on Christmas Day, 2012. His grandfather, Rod Fuqua, built the boat with cedar planking and oak stem and transom. He bought the plans by Buckley Smith at The WoodenBoat Store.