I see that the bottom of the log has been fashioned flat, hence the stability. Thames barges follow that theme too, incredibly stable up to a certain point.......then oops! Main brail quick!
I like the pictures, no lifejackets......much faith in your work!
On the sublect of the Longboat, I'm assuming this will be on a smaller scale than the 'Sea Stallion' that Wayland kindly showed us pictures of and was in the news last summer. ? Perhaps not though.
I would like to see pictures of the intended hull shape. Is there a web addy?
I was lucky enough to be able to restore a small Danish fishing boat some ten years ago and when I saw the clips of 'Sea Stallion' being researched and then built I could see all the principals in my head. They really have not changed construction methods at all except in the use of iron fastenings now replaced by copper, rudders have altered from steering oar to what we see today and of course power tools.
All the shipwrights skills are used and these can't be replaced.
I wonder if Tim Severin is quietly in the background?
Off subject now, but I have a fantastic little set of pictures showing long pole lengths (some as long as 60') of timber being carted over Applecross in the 1960's before the road was improved. Shunting the timber using the rock face! This was for milling to create the vessel 'Malcombe Miller' being built at the time. I've managed 53' to date!
"Why,sometimes i've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast"
The White Queen. Alice Through the Looking-Glass.