The discussion on this topic went on. Dave asked if people would laugh if they saw a PDR sailing in company with something more conventionally shaped. Luckily I had a video clip to hand.
A little bit of writing how form in boat design seldom follows function in terms of what “looks good”. It was prompted by a discussion about whether the PDR is good looking or not. My Podcasts on design also cover this idea to a greater depth – they are in the menu at the top of each page.
[Translate] OZ Racer plan information The PDRacers have a saga published at Duckworks about the Texas 200 (the 200 mile sailing event up the Texas Coast). It is not by a Ducker but by one impressed by them. EXTRACT The Mighty Ducks clung to the port, with all manner and various sort of other craft […]
Juan Carlos has been building his Goat Island Skiff for about a year. He has just put up a photo series of his boat launching. The rest of the words and pictures are from Juan Carlos.