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The Schooner Boat, Coming Together

© Antonio Dias

The Schooner Boat has grown a few inches longer and a little deeper. Most of the changes have been a refinement of the form. Proportions and shapes adjusted to unify the whole. Each part of a boat has to do different things. Early on it’s good to focus-in piece by piece. Looking at the midsection, the forebody, the run, and the keel profile individually. Of course they all need to transition into each other. But as the hull form comes together there is a phase in which the transitions and their effect on the overall design become the center of focus. It’s a question of integrating the parts into a whole. If we begin smoothing everything at the start there is a superficial fairness, but no muscle underneath the skin. It takes a dynamic interplay to achieve a truly integrated form.

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Another Harrier, Wilbur Larch

Wilbur Larch at Port Townsend, from the Doryman

Wilbur Larch sailing off Port Townsend. Photo courtesy of The Doryman‘s Flickr.

This most recent Harrier is Andy McConkey’s Wilbur Larch.

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Soundings Magazine features the Factory One Design

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Soundings:

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Re-design on Antonio Dias

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Using the WordPress Theme The Stay to re-organize my home site.

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Katherine Mehls Gallery

Katherine Mehls Gallery screenshot

A new site:

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First Factory 1-d Launched!

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Just got these images from Victoria Guidi, Program Director at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory.

This one says it all! The Purple Lady – the kids chose the color and the name – sailing in the basin to the side of the Independence Seaport Museum. The Cruiser, Olympia and the Bark, Moshulu in the background.

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New Pages

CLIPPER PINKY SAIL PLAN

Three new pages.

While you’re at it, look around. The entire site has been tuned.

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