Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Eric Lyon's "Seaweed"

Eric Lyon designed and built the 32' "Seaweed" for cruising in British Columbia.  The box section hull can sleep two adults inside.  Curved crossbeams lead to a diamond box section ama filled with foam.  Eric is still deciding about the sailing rig.  Most likely a tacking lug rig will be used, or a cambered Chinese lug if I can talk him into it.

7 comments:

  1. Lovely! I could be convinced if I could leave the boat on a mooring instead of trailering.

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  2. It's a bugger when someone does something so simple like this! Thanks for posting it, Gary

    Wade, what if you made the bows detachable like Gary's Wa'apa?

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  3. James, folders are fine, but I am lazy, and I don't want to add to set up time after driving an hour. 30 miniutes is all I stand under ordinary conditions. The folding set-up would have to be really snip-snap for me. But folding the ends would allow the boat to possibly be stowed on trailer without disassembling the akas, that is true.

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  4. Are there any websites with more descriptions of the boat?

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  5. E-mail me at gary.dierking (at) gmail.com
    and I will give you his contact address.

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  6. seaweed holds an enduring appeal to me, do you have any idea of how she was eventually configured or of her handling and usage. ta

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  7. Write me privately and I give you his address.

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