Whoa, whoa, whoa! Bob, we're getting a bit too close to my design criteria here now. Wait, I'll take a look at your first sketches......Well! get drawing Bob! ... a 31' mini sliver.Tell her this:
I have to prove the concept with the prototype to make sure that you are all going to be fine.
engineless daysailor. A modern day Rozinante?
The no 1 criteria is for it to have drop dead gorgeous lines.
Nah, if it was graphics, then this would just be a quirky boat....
Thank goodness you did Bob! I owe you for that one.Today's sailors want more and are happy to give up aesthetics in order to get it. Pity. Kim is an exception. I had to lean on Kim a bit to get some concessions to comfort. I felt I was making decisions that would benefit long term ownership of the boat and Kim's boys ownership down the road.
Thanks for the link, TheBSJ. That's a pretty fascinating build story. A tribute to marquetry and the wonders of epoxy resin. A very unique looking boat.Nah, if it was graphics, then this would just be a quirky boat....
That's the real bits of timber you can see. It was built as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Games. Over 1200 different donations of timber were incorporated into the design as the build went along. Bits of a Jimi Hendrix guitar, HMS Ark Royal, Victory, the Mary Rose, Lively Lady, the Bank of England, plus loads of personal bits and pieces. You can see the hockey sticks and guitars quite easily.
Oh, and it's hit 18 knots downwind....
More here if you are interested - www.theboatproject.com
I think some of the hyper-expensive, 40-ft daysailors look strange with only a low cuddy. It gives them a look you'd expect on a boat half as long.Kim:
I think that while the cabin trunk on the SLIVER is practical it also adds some aesthetic interest to the boat. It's just another piece of the boat that can be styled.