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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Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Activites

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Judy and Her New Pillow

Judy recovered several of our tatty pillows. I like the pattern and color of this one.

Start my Day with Starbucks

We drove to the dam over the River Amica

Judy gets out for a Look-See

Some guys with customized VW's played in the River

Blue VW on Dam

Workout Girls

Next day we went to the gym and saw these girls lounging on the couch. Must have been too early for them.

Nice Park in San Pancho

San Pancho (also known as San Francisco) is a nice place for lunch, although our favorite BBQ place was closed.


Judy & Lynn

After lunch Judy and Lynn, with Margaritas to go, head for the car.

Chrysler 300M Special

Rain in the Marina

We've had a lot of rain this year, and I actually love this type of weather; it must remind me of some cruising destinations I loved.

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This photo of the William Fife II designed 1870 Racing Cutter, Bloodhound, was on the wall on a restaurant in Ao Chalong, Thailand, in 2009 and it has been in my mind for all those years since. Now I am working on a design for a replica. I'll share with you it soon.

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