It’s not a question of how to design a boat It’s a question of why A boat’s design affects everything it does. Boats are potent symbols. Their form, the entire aesthetic out of which they grow, affects our perception of them. As we interact with our boats their forms change our lives.
I’m drawn to articulate a distinction between craft and technology. It is an enormous topic. That is part of the trouble with it, where to begin, or, if we’re past the beginning, where to continue…. It does seem that what is required is a process of disentanglement. Technology is a term that appears to cover … Continue reading Disentangling Craft from Technology
After a long pause the Schooner Boat design has made it to another iteration. The hull is now 32′ and the lines have been revisited and calculations taken arriving at a loaded displacement of 15,000 pounds. The sail plan has come together along with the overall deck layout and house size and proportion. At this … Continue reading Schooner Boat, next iteration
Thought it was time to update the progress on the Schooner Boat.
Recently I’ve been looking into the meaning and origin of Craft. I began with this definition of the term, Craft means making. It is also a vessel that transports us. It denotes a variety of disciplines and an attitude towards making. Craft hovers around our conceptions of technique and technology, but I’d say these connections … Continue reading Thoughts on Craft
In the early stages of burrowing into a potential design commission, thinking about the type, sketching, imagining myself into a particular subset of all the many avenues into a boat, leaning to fit into one way, leaving the options open and circling around, waiting as much as looking, to see what comes up; I found … Continue reading Efficiency versus Adequacy