The design of mine that has come the farthest is,obviously,the one for the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN,which is covered separately. The next most developed is the 35′racer-cruiser sloop,LiLo.
I designed “LiLo”as my project for the Elements of Boat Design class at the WoodenBoat School. I did my best to reproduce the drawings in a legible manner (and barely succeeded). It was a fantastic experience and I am pleased with the results. I think she’d look stunning in any anchorage. I recommend forest green topsides and faux-tanbark sails.
My other designs are not well developed,by serve to indicate what kinds of ideas I am kicking around.
- A new fusion of tradition design sketch –“Friendship Slumiak” November 17,2011
I had a couple management meetings this week that provided for doodling space. I have been thinking about a larger skin-on-frame craft ad that led me to umiaks. The name then came to me and so a boat needed to come of it:an umiak-construction hull with lines and rig evoking that classiest of classics,the Friendship sloop. Fun to noddle on.
- Design idea – Maine lobsterboat meets Indian canoe August 24,2010
At one point I came across a picture of a dugout canoe from India with these amazing,carved stemheads,not unlike this one. I am not sure why,when I started playing around with how these might get used in other contexts that I thought to do a Maine lobsterboat with them (plus a rounder stern). I like it,though. Practical,schmacktical –it looks interesting.
Unfortunately this one knocked around in my work bag too long before I remembered to retrieve it.
- Design idea – a jukung-junk-schooner August 24,2010
I had this idea of taking the characteristic bow of an Indonesian jukung,which I LOVE,and marrying it to a very different hull form. In this case,what came out was a jukung bow on a pinky schooler stern with a junk rig. And I do think it has some potential.
- Design idea – ~30′-ish canoe yawl August 24,2010
I doodle in meetings. A lot. Occasionally,I’ll get inspired and an interesting boat idea emerges. As is my way,I am typically trying to blend traditional design characteristics in some sort of fusion. I have a few saved on scraps of paper,and its high time I started sharing them. Comments are,of course,welcome. Let’s keep ‘em constructive,people.
I had an all-day meeting yesterday so I had time to play with this one a bit. Scale is something like 1 1/2″= ~30′,but I am not sold on the length. I was trying to capture the profile of a haida canoe and thinking about the construction of a curragh a la Tim Severin’s BRENDAN (updated to modern materials). The rig is more straight Western traditional,but I think it fits. I haven’t really played much with center cockpits,but I wanted have oars as the auxiliary. Maybe the boats is too big for that (that’s one reason I am vague on lengths!). No idea if it all would work,but that is why it is just an idea at this point.