Of course, Gavin Atkin over at intheboatshed.net has posted like 50 times since my last one, and there is what I am coming to realize is the usual array of interesting stuff in there. I was particularly interested to see Gavin’s discussion of sailing canoes. He begins:
One of the biggest surprises Ive had during the short life of intheboatshed.net has been the level of interest in sailing canoes and canoe yawls: posts on these attract more attention than almost any others.
I agree that there is a small, burning need in a group of people to get more of a taste for traditional small sailing craft. At Chine bLog, I get lots of interest in my discussions of Iain Oughtred craft. Of course that could be because the good man has no web site and there are only a handful where one can find much of anything….
As my two-to-three long-time readers know, I am fully in the camp of people have a thing for boats like these sailing canoes. So it was with much excitement that I found that Gavin had unearthed a set of lines drawings for a number of sailing canoes from various eras. On a quick glance, some really good stuff. This is courtesy of, as far as I can tell, the Canadian arm of the International Canoe Federation’s site. I am eager to explore this more, but here is a nice sample:
This would be Wren, by Rushton, always a nice place to start. Here are the lines:
Good find, Gavin.
Incidentally, the International Canoe is this insane-looking craft, if you didn’t know: