Proa sketches in Rhino

Windward Pilothouse, Leeward Salon, Single Entrance, August 27, 2014

Have been dancing around this idea for decades and am back here again to solve the problem of accessing the central hull from the bridge deck, without traversing the low ceiling salon. Moving the salon to leeward allows a single, very conventional hatch with direct access below - three steps, 24". Sketches are unrefined explorations of accomodation space.


Spring Equinox, March, 2016

Winter Solstice, December, 2015

Grasshopper Salon/Coach, July, 2015

Coach Dimensions... August, 2014

Grasshopper hulls, Apr 16, 2014

interior - below beam... Apr 5, 2014

wide coach roof... Mar 31, 2014

coach/pilot roof shapes... Mar 26, 2014

safety ama musings... Mar 24, 2014

old and new... Mar 16, 2014

Model Notes history...

These sketches of a 70' Pacific proa were done in the process of learning Rhino CAD. Nothing is final. The basic parameters of the vessel were defined decades ago, the "saftey ama" to leeward is new, and there is still a lot of room for style (like cars!).

This safety ama is one foot off the water at rest, provides 4,300 displacement at 10 degrees heel and gets max. displacement (12,500 lbs.) at 15 degrees heel angle.

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