- Stability Studies
- Rig and Spar Design
- Stabilizer Systems
- Powering and Systems
- Structural Modifications
Consulting takes many forms, it may involve getting my opinion on a particular boat or project or it may include planning or concept sketches and design drawings of a required modification.My work in consulting involves studies of powering, stability, control, motion, construction and arrangements. Small craft are generally anything under about 150' in length. Most of my current work concerns boats 24m and under. I work closely with associated experts including my colleagues in B.C. at CR Engineering.
2016/03/ Current Stability Projects as of March 2016:
- Bellacra Explorer Stability Study
Fast aluminum craft, stability study following successful completion of my recommendations for structural modifications to improve performance
- Majestic Warrior Stability Study Commercial Fish Packer
- Northern Dream Stability Study and Design Modifications for Pilot House 120' Motoryacht
- IV Interceptor Stability Study 36' Commercial Troller
- Leeway Stability Study 40' Schooner
- T1 Stability Study 100' by 25' Landing Craft
- Content Stability Study 60' Motoryacht
My work involves such projects as fixing sagging decks, adding watertight bulkheads, reinforcing engine beds, etc. Mounts for hydraulic stabilizers or bow thrusters is another popular modification. In alterations to change trim, stability, and powering or sailing performance, structural modifications include a transom extension and adding a bulbous bow.
Construction Methods and Materials
Materials and Construction Methods: Wood, steel, aluminum, and fiberglass construction. Modern wood-epoxy construction of all sizes is a specialty, but work in metal currently is a large part of my practice. New design with NC files for origami style construction is available. Construction plans to ABS, Lloyd's, and ISO classification and Transport Canada regulations.