From my earliest days dabbling in boat design I have wanted to build to my own design. In 2010, the dream came alive in the form of my new boat AL DEMANY CHIMAN. Why this name? To salute her fused heritage: AL is “the” in Arabic, DEMANY is “sail” in Malagasy, and CHIMAN is “Canoe” in Algonkian. Below are some posts that highlight the process:
- The successful launch, the second outing and award-winning performance, and the first full family outing. She has been great to paddle and I am eager to get her back on the water come the warmer months.
- Lashing the wa’a’s structure together – Encompasses several steps that tied in the ribs, the stringers, and the gunwale structure.
- Completed frames for the wa’a (main hull)
- Design details – Some samples of my at-scale construction drawings.
- The final design, after some rethinking and helpful feedback form my readers.
- The completed ama frame
- The story of the project and first draft of the design