Detlef Dücker has chronicled the building of his Harrier, Falcone de Palu, Marsh Harrier in Italian, in the following article in Water Craft Magazine. Advertisements
Andy McConkey has sent me some recent images of his Harrier, Wilbur Larch sailing in his home waters in the Pacific Northwest.
I’ve redrawn Harrier, developing the lines by hand from the earlier CAD model.
Harrier is an open expedition boat for camp cruising and daysailing and rowing. She was designed for Ben Fuller, curator at the Penobscot Marine Museum. We worked together very closely on this design. His brief was for a double-ender that would perform very well both under sail and under oars while providing a seaworthy platform … Continue reading Harrier
Wilbur Larch sailing off Port Townsend. Photo courtesy of The Doryman‘s Flickr. This most recent Harrier is Andy McConkey’s Wilbur Larch.
Beach Cruisers Beach Cruisers are more substantial than Dayboats. A Beach Cruiser is an open boat capable of handling some rough water. Intended for daysailing and longer coastal adventures. Harrier Harrier Project
Sailing takes place in a finely grained, nuanced Now.
What would a sailing passenger vessel look like? One intended to make quick passages between New England and northern Europe. A craft that could keep a schedule and carry a dozen passengers and some light cargo. One that could survive and thrive on the North Atlantic year-round. A vessel that provides intercontinental communication without burning … Continue reading An Atlantic Packet
Woodwind shown after her stub fin keel was installed. The owner had wanted to experiment with a folding fan centerboard as used in lighter sailing canoes in the 1890’s. It proved problematic and we went back to my original intention for a short fin keel. The boat sits well on her trailer and launches easily. … Continue reading Beach Point 18
Harry Harry is my personal boat. The ancestor to Small. Harry premiered the wide rail and the concept of combining a traditional interior with steam bent riveted frames in a glued-lap hull that were later used in Harrier. Harry led to Katrina. Built for a couple in Pennsylvania. Katrina Katrina Details Lessons learned in these … Continue reading The Little Cats: Harry, Fast Harry & Katrina
American Yacht Review * Issue 109. September 2000 Truth is featured pp. 65-71 and mentioned on pages 4 and 10 * * * The Boatman * Issue #21 Jan./Feb. 1995 In the “Of Dreams and Designs” column I wrote about the Arthur H. Davies, Davies 18 and Phocena designs inspired by The Riddle of … Continue reading Design Bibliography