This is one of my oldest, but still most
favorite, design. It was designed for a guy with a sawmill in
the Philippines, back in the late 1970s. As far as I know she
was never built, which always seemed a shame to me.
The design was done in the most traditional of fashion; I carved her out of multiple layers of cedar, then took then apart and traced the layers onto paper. This was the old time way of design, and while nowadays I work with CAD, I'm grateful I've experienced the "old" ways. Back then this stuff was the ONLY way to do it. Sure, you could simply hand draft it but I always liked models on hulls like this because you could really see AND feel the curves. I can't believe over the years and multiple moves I lost the model......
This is not a boat to casually consider building as she is a serious project. The pieces are big and heavy, at least built in the traditional planked wood fashion. She could be "cold molded" up, and she's an ideal hull for ferro-cement, or "C-Flex" fiberglass would work although it wouldn't be the same and I can't provide construction drawings for that stuff. I have seen steel boats built with hulls like this but that is a MAJOR under taking and I can't see any reason to do it. The slickest I saw was a guy who did a steel hull in lapstrake, just like if she was built in wood. But man, what a project.... Unless of course you're a top metal worker! But as drawn she's a planked wood boat and I think that's the best!
Anyway, she's a very heavy duty little ship and would be great fun to own......
|The original sheets are discolored and didn't reduce so hot. One day I'll redraw her. Love this boat's looks but I now think the masts need to be raked just a bit more aft.|
|BEAUTEFULLLL hull lines if I DO say so myself....|
|Pretty simple interior but it would work OK. This style of hull has a very narrow sole but the other side of that is that this is a very seamanlike interior. There's no big open spaces that you can fall across.|
|This is shipbuilding, mon. Go back to the Home page and check out the construction photos of RAINBOW and you'll get a good idea of what it's like.|