24′ Lateener


Read this post on the development of this design. I’m interested in adapting this cartoon as a starting place for a traditionally built, sawn-frame version. Dimensions: LBP              24′ – 0″ LWL 22′ – 10″ Beam 8′ – 3″ Draft 3′ – 3″ Displacement 6,800 lbs. Sail Area: Main         Continue reading “24′ Lateener”

Arey’s Pond Daysailer


An article I wrote on The Arey’s Pond Daysailer in WoodenBoat Magazine. the Winged Rudder Dimensions: LBP              18′ – 8″ LWL 15′ – 0″ Beam 6′ – 11″ Draft 13″/ 3′ – 2″ Sail Area: Main     121 sq. ft. Jib 85.5 sq. ft. Total 206.5 sq. ft.

Sweep


Sweep, a 29′ racing weekender. Here’s a rendering of her CAD Model. Sweep sailing on a Texas lake. Almost ready for final paint. Ready to launch. Dallas Race Week   Take a look at more images of Sweep in Action! Dimensions: LBP              29′ – 3/8″ LWL 25′ – 7Continue reading “Sweep”

Sapience


This Motorsailer was designed for a couple who planned on cruising New England throughout the year as well as having the capability of going farther afield. Sapience, Wisdom, was an early victim of growing hard times. She has not been built. Dimensions: LOA 38′-1″ LWL 35′-7.75″ Beam 12′-5.5″ BWL 10′-8.875″ Draft 3′-7.875″ Displacement 20,000 lbs.Continue reading “Sapience”

Truth


Brion Rieff built Truth for a client who sailed her for years in Narragansett Bay. She’s a 30′ Gaff Cutter suitable for offshore work. Here’s Brion during Sail trials in the Eggemoggin Reach. Brion took this shot from the cross-trees. Dimensions: LOD: 30′ – 8″ LWL: 27′ – 5″ Beam: 9′ – 9″ Draft: 4′Continue reading “Truth”

Brigadier


Brigadier, a 36′ Wheelhouse Ketch. Brigadier and Commodore share the same hull. Brigadier was designed for an Army man. Commodore is the comparable Navy rank. Dimensions: LBP     36′ – 0″ LWL 33′ – 8″ Beam 11′ – 3″ Draft 4′ – 9″ Sail Area: Main 200 sq. ft. Mizzen 100 sq. ft. Stays’l 124 sq.Continue reading “Brigadier”

Delfina


Delfina is a proposal for a 19′ Lateener based on Portuguese Seiners. Dimensions: LBP 18′ – 7″ LWL 14′ – 5 1/2″ Beam 6′ – 6 1/2″ Draft 2′ – 7″ Sail Area: Main 160 sq. ft. Jib 35 sq. ft. Total 195 sq. ft. For a peak at what this type can do takeContinue reading “Delfina”

Sirena


Sirena is a 20′ Camp Cruiser with a “Florida Cabin.” She sails the Saint John’s River in northern Florida. The stern was derived from a form of extended sheerstrake/upper transom used on some Thames Skiffs. In this case it helps hide the four cycle outboard and protect the transom-hung rudder. Dimensions: LBP      Continue reading “Sirena”

Davies 18


Davies 18 is a proposal for an 18′ Tabloid Cutter. This is a big little boat!  Dimensions: LBP            17′ – 10″ LWL 16′ – 3″ Beam 7′ – 0″ Draft 2′ – 6″/4′ – 4″ Sail Area: Main        122 sq. ft. Stays’l 44 sq. ft. Jib 54 sq. ft. Tops’lContinue reading “Davies 18”

The Little Cats: Harry, Fast Harry & Katrina


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 theseContinue reading “The Little Cats: Harry, Fast Harry & Katrina”

Defiance


This Friendship Sloop was my first design commission after Boatschool. Eric Dow and I built Defiance in 1975-6. Defiance launched on Bridges point, Brooklin, Maine. Defiance sailing out of Winthrop Harbor, Massachusetts in the mid-nineties. Dimensions: LBP     21′ – 9″ LWL 19′ – 3″ Beam 7′ – 7 1/2″ Draft 3′ – 8″