Boats I’d Like to Design: Canoe Yawl


Photo of Rozinante Courtesy of Rozinante.org One of the first designs I fell in love with was L. Francis Herresshoff’s Rozinante. There was one being built at the “Boat School” in Lubec in 1973. Reading L. Francis’ Compleat Cruiser fleshed out the story behind this wonderful craft. It’s fitting that coming to writing about designsContinue reading “Boats I’d Like to Design: Canoe Yawl”

Tommy Cod


I took this picture in Portugal in 1976. This boat was an inspiration for Tommy Cod. These boats were built entirely of the local resinous pine. Local boatbuilders crafted everything from little skiffs to 50′ Seiners on the riverbank. Tommy Cod is a Dory/Skiff, a hybrid with a narrower bottom than a skiff. Wider thanContinue reading “Tommy Cod”