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. A … Continue reading A new school
Peregrine, a pilgrim. Not the Thanksgiving type, a traveler, a wanderer. Traveling with a purpose. Bring something somewhere and finding something to take on to the next port. We tend to think of this as a mercantile transaction, but there are other things we might carry besides a cargo. What if we carry a skill, … Continue reading Peregrine, a 46′ Schooner
There were two strains of peapods built downeast along the coast of Maine. The first, and arguably most common, were for inshore lobstering. A man or boy, often an old man or a young boy, would tend a few traps in among the rocks and ledges too close in for the … Continue reading Quoddy Light
In my novel, Shoal Hope a rum-runner sails a schooner named Actæon. It's larger than this one, loosely based on McCoy's Arethusa. This Actæon is much smaller; but still a large boat. When MacFarlane first sees his Actæon: That old boat was in bad shape. Went up to New England, looking … Continue reading The Schooner Actæon
The 32'Schooner Boat is as small as we could go with this type and have it retain any practicality. At 48' LBP, this cartoon is of a larger craft. Considering that boats gain volume and therefore displacement by the cube root of their length this is a significantly larger, heavier boat. This does increase utility … Continue reading A 40′ Waterline Schooner
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