Nesting Dinghy

Nesting Dinghy

interesting Projects > Interesting Boats I designed the folding dinghy hull shape and Russell Brown worked out the construction details and built the prototype. She is intended to be an ample sized yacht tender easily capable of carrying four persons while only...
Proa

Proa

interesting Projects > Interesting Boats For me proas represent an alternate reality to mainstream sailing. They trade transverse symmetry for fore & aft symmetry and in doing so enter a different world of possibilities and constraints. Russell’s boats are...
Skeeter

Skeeter

interesting Projects > Interesting Boats Skeeter is a catamaran commuter designed and built by Russell Brown. It uses surplus Tornado hulls for floats, carbon mast sections for struts and a lightweight plywood “pod” for habitation. The boat is surprisingly dry and...
Baidarka

Baidarka

interesting Projects > Interesting Boats In 1992 my friend Randy Jones and I paddled 700 miles in Patagonian Chile in Baidarkas designed by George Dyson. Randy and I built our boats in Seattle, dis-assembled them and shipped them to Puerto Aysen in Chile, where we...
Jester Dinghy

Jester Dinghy

interesting Projects > Interesting Boats The jester dinghy is a boat that I built out of a mold that Russell Brown had. The most interesting aspect of this boat is its prebent carbon gaff rig with Tyvek sail (still going strong after 3 years of use). -Paul...