I really like that Bruun design also. I'm not wild about the generous radius on the stem though. I like bows that cleave the water and don't push the water. Lapworth, Tripp Sr. and Chance did quite a few bows with big radii on the stems. It was easy to laminate but I think the designs of today show that it's not fast. When I see a boat moving along and shooting a big plume of water straight up the stem I think "wasted energy".
I agree totally about your wasted energy. so I got some sleepless night trying to avoid my flat 15 cm bow, if i can make it down to 5 cm radii it would be much better and still look like a traditional wooden boat bow.
Where exactly are you?
My plan was to build this boat with cheap labour in china (china is my second homecountry) but for different reason i had to move the whole project up to Norway, where I found even cheaper labour. (myself) :-)
When boat is finished it will sail back to middle kingdom (Yantai)
Building boats in your backyard in china is almost unheard of, so my reference is Norway. It was quite normal to make your own boat 30 years ago. but along the way, people got lazy or rich (or both) and stopped doing this. I dont know anyone doing this in their backyard now.
Its a little sad, cause young guys which is neither lazy or rich cant really find an environment where he/she can learn the tricks of trade and get a little push in the beginning. Boatbuilding is not that difficult, its mostly extremely timeconsuming. I spent hundreds of hours trying to figure out to read designers drawing and learn the lofting part. If I could have sat down and talk with a professional loftsman it would saved me lots of time.
Ive been reading S.S Rabl, Chapelle and a few other books about boatbuilding, and i must say, its not easy for an amateur to really grasp all that lofting stuff. When you can come to the real building part (in wood, metal or grp) its kind of easier. its mostly about problem solving and sleep on things which seems tricky