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”
This was the title to a post on my home site. It evolved into Boats for Difficult Times. Its original impulse deserves an airing.
Falkusa Croatian Lateener This is what a Latiner can do! See how the main and the jib are actually lifting the boat running downwind. Other rigs depress the bow.
70.8%: Antonio Dias Boat Design
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”
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
Dayboats Dayboats are sailing dinghies with the rough edges worn off. A boat that sails well and can be rowed. Not limited to daysailing. Ideal for sailing adventures in protected waters. Small Project Page
Boats for difficult times A new project. A discussion around how our enduring regard for boats can help us in the face these difficult times.
Our love of boats is like a dance. Designing them can also be a dance; an intimate involvement between designer and client. As with everything we do on the water, We’re in it together!