Happy holidays, all! I hope you all have checked out and used the Traditional Boats of the World project we have been working on here at Chine bLog. Since launching it I had been bugged by our original use of the basic pushpins as markers and the regionally-linked color-scheme. These didn’t seem to be that useful. Well tonight I am happy to launch the new and improved version. We have now made the markers a set of hull shapes to describe the high-level type of boat and made the colors stand for construction types. Obviously this is all rough, but, to us, it makes the tool much more interesting and instructive. The full legend is now attached to the main Traditional Boats of the World project page. Enjoy!