Saturday, April 26, 2008

Shadboats


































Shadboats were designed for fishing and can hold a ton or more of product. The more fish inside on the bottom, the more stable they become. They can be rowed or sailed. The construction is a lot rougher and heavier than a tuck-up. These boats are carvel planked like the A-cats. This produces a smoother, quieter, more efficient hull through the water, but uses up more wood in building because each plank must be spiled and carved to fit the frames. This would be a great picnic boat. You could take out a bunch of people for a daysail. Look at the cockpit arrangement. Very social.

1 comment:

Professor Fleming said...

that's an interesting design concept...a boat that improves in performance as it is used for its purpose...buildings could have that i.e. they could get more efficient as they get used...like in the winter when people bring heat into the space and then the system would/should get better...