Donnerstag, 13. September 2007
Donnerstag, 6. September 2007
The Child of the Sea is very simple design, and the interior is minimal.
Each hull has a floor which allows for two Adult person to sleep on the "bunk floor".
Below the floor is enough space to stow away "goodies". In the bow section a simple shelf is part of the integral part of the hull as can be seen on the pictures.
Mittwoch, 5. September 2007
The Boatyard is situated on Panglao Island adjacent to Bohol which is the 10th largest island in the Philippines. Bohol lies in central Philippines commonly known as "Visayas".
The photographs were taken in 3rd Quarter 2004. One month later the boat was launched.
Dienstag, 4. September 2007
Montag, 3. September 2007
The new ethnic Polynesian double canoe boat from James Wharram Designs is built with strip-planking. The wood used for the hulls is kiln-dried White Lauan (Also see Shorea spp. Family: Dipterocarpaceae). The wood is abundant in primary forests of the Philippines. Red Lauan is also available being slightly heavier.
The strip-planking is moulded male/female half-round, which easily follows curves and cambers of the hulls as seen on the photographs.
The hulls are glassed both inside and outside as specified by the plans.
Finally a coat of epoxy filler is applied for fairing and to provide a hard surface and seal the hulls. Last, but not least, the final paint job is applied!
The "Gentlemen Agreement" was exchanged on October 2003 and "Ottilia" was launched one year later, October 2004.