Thursday, July 4, 2013

We Begin: The Planning Stage

A beautiful day in the sun with wooden boat builder Brad Rice " The Boatwright" at his shop on Whidbey Island, Washington. I view my design in model form for first time. It is more beautiful than I imagined. Long, low and thin like my old yellow kayak from 50 years ago.  

We discuss the fine points of hinging the various hull sections to take the boat from 53' down to 18.5' to fit a 20' shipping container bound for the canals of France. We eventually made the house a little longer and took the beam down from 7'- 0" to 6'-10" allowing better access to the British canal system.

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  1. Wow - this boat looks really cool! Can we see more?

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