Monday, October 23, 2017


The sail bags get old in a hurry. This zodiac bag (for the dingy) was completely redone about one year ago. The sun takes a lot out of it.
Old Zodiac Bag

Same with the red bag for the number 2 Dacron jib.

Old Red Bag

So we start with a cuppa...

Get our materials...

And get to work.

Get to work

I can do a simple bag in one day. Complicated bags take about two days.
Red Bags Forever

All the bags have bright colors and big code numbers. This makes it easier to quickly locate and hand up the right bag.

2D (#2 Genoa-Dacron)

Sewing Zodiac

Zodiac Bag

This sail (J5-Storm Jib) will never (hopefully) be used, but the bag will last forever when kept in the storage locker.
Number 5 sail bag (Storm Jib)

J-3 Bag

Code J3

There are about 6 more sails in the storage locker, already in good bags, either new or ones I have already sewn or upgraded. Most of the sails themselves are also new or very good condition, and now all of them are in nice bags. They all look good.

Forepeak looks good

When the day's work is done, it's time for a good glass of wine and a tasty home cooked meal.
Dinner Time

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Friday, October 20, 2017

San Blas

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Historic Cutter Designs

Monday, September 11, 2017

Judy D Jensen, A Classic Boat

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Bloodhound, William Fife II, 1910

William Fife designed this boat in 1870. It was competitive for several decades. Beken of Cowes shot this photo in 1910. I saw it on a wall in a Bar in Phuket, Thailand, in 2009. I've been thinking about it ever since.

We decided to do a modern design of that vessel and I'd name it Judy D Jensen. A classic boat named for a classic woman.

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Wire Frame

First we make a wire frame of the basic hull shape.

Rig and Keel

The next step, necessary to determine placements of the interior structure, is to add rig and keel and rudder.

More Interior Parts

Then we start adding interior

Building Cabinetry

Engine Installed

Changing the Interior

We moved the Salon and cockpit aft 4 feet after getting a feel for the interior spaces. It opened up the salon.

Deckhouse added

One of the workers

Interior checkpoint

At his point the interior is at a major checkpoint

Overall Interior Plan

Galley, Salon, and head (opposite)

Looking aft into the salon from fwd hallway

Aft Head with shower

Aft Stateroom

Looking down into the forward cabin area

Deck and Wheel House

We have yet to draw and install the deck hardware, winches, blocks, etc

View from the bow

Deck is not finished

View forward is wide open.

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Fred at Work

I spent many hours here at the computer working on this design and learning the Sketchup software

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Sketchup screen

Scale Drawing

New and Old

The Whole Boat


This is the same view as the photo below

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Photo Mock Up-Judy D Jensen under Sail

We hacked together a few photos and Photoshopped it until we had this mock up. Still not complete but it gives the idea.

Click here to read the story of this project.

Click here to see some other designs that influenced us.

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