Simple, general statements like this can so easily fall into cliché.
The Schooner Boat project has been moving forward, slowly.
The 32′ Schooner Boat Schooner Boat update at Boats for difficult times.
Another new post on Boats for difficult times: The Schooner Boat, part II
On Boats for difficult times: The Schooner Boat, part I
One of the things I like best about this concept is that it removes the trappings of an adversarial relationship from between the designer & client. This should, and can be, a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship. It thrives on trust and openness between the parties involved. The crowd-sourcing process “negotiates” the development of that trust and channels our overtures of cooperation into the start of a vital relationship. I’m excited about what this can lead to! I hope you are as well.
Mark Sutherland approached me this past Spring to see if we could recover the actual form of a Newport catboat with an interesting history. The 25′ Catboat Falcon was lost off Brenton Reef in a summer thunder-squall at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Two lives were lost, an older brother passing the bowsprit toContinue reading “Recent project, Re-“forming” the Newport Catboat Falcon”
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.
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!