Tuesday, February 16, 2016
presto, a hull
I sometimes get questions about which boats I like for camper cruising. There are lots of designs out there that work very well but my favorites comes from John Welsford (of course), Ian Oughtred and B & B Yachts Designs.
By way of the Chesapeake Float email list I came across this very interesting video of the hull of a B&B Core Sound 20 Mk III being unfolded in a basement. No doubt a lot of work was involved in getting to this stage, but the unfolding seems to occur in a very brief amount of time. As Kevin, of Welsford Navigator "Slip Jig fame," said in an email, "presto, a hull."
I do not know if the hull, being built by Steve, is being made from just plans or a kit, but in any case the video shows a very interesting construction technique. Pretty cool.