The Quidnon

Dmitry Orlov’s Quidnon project is worth following; it is an attempt to design a good ocean going houseboat, that doesn’t follow convention, and is more concerned about function than form.  Non traditional ballast, engine, dual keels and rudders, junk rigging – all good ideas.

The devil is in the details, however – building stuff for use at sea isn’t for the faint of heart.  Salt water does a job on *everything*; this is why naval architecture is its own field!

We look forward to seeing what happens.

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