The boat will be used both for pleasure as well as research. Where do these sort of folks get the energy? The idea was a big solid fairly traditional motorsailor that could go wherever you wanted. It would comfortably house the owners, have adequate accommodations for a couple guests, and have a small research lab in the stern for work. She has a 6 cylinder diesel and carries 1, gallons of fuel which should give her a calm condition range of over 4, miles at 7 knots; considerably more when off wind motorsailing.
Building a Cedar Strip Kayak
Boat Building Methods
The most well-known examples of this construction type are attributed to the Vikings with ships like the Oseburg, Gokstad, The Roskilde viking ships and the Schlie fjord wrecks, just to name a few. The invention of carvel is generally credited to the Portuguese who were the first to explore the Atlantic islands. These navigators sailed further south along the coast of Africa , searching for a trade route to the Far East to avoid the costly middlemen of the Eastern Mediterranean civilizations which controlled the land routes of the spice trade. Spices , in the era, were expensive luxuries and were used medicinally.
Cracker Box Design
Soaking it in meant exactly that. There had to be a better way! Fiberglassing the bottom would keep water out, but only at a high cost. Boats are in water and they ship water, or get rained upon. At least some of that water seeps through the bottom planking and sits there between wood and fiberglass.
This sleek one-man skimmer is a rugged boat built for speed. Over-all BEAM: Three-point hydroplanes hold all major water speed records, and though her points may be smaller, she's a miniature thoroughbred. Small enough to fit inside a station wagon or on top of a compact car, the bare hull weighs only 74 lbs. It's an easy construction job that can be accomplished in a corner of your garage or basement.