Preview: Two Herreshoff S-Boat Videos from Bristol Boat Company

November 1, 2012

Avatar Maynard Bray

Through video and blog, OffCenterHarbor has kept you up to date with the restoration of the S-boat Mischief by Brooklin Boat Yard. Another S-boat restoration you might find of interest is being carried out by the Bristol Boat Company, of Bristol, RI, the town where these boats were originally built. Her name is Papoose and her hull was so warped out of its original shape when she arrived that it required adjusting. Rather than resort to other sources, Halsey Herreshoff and Adam Langerman (of Herreshoff Designs) remeasured the original half model using N.G. Herreshoff’s lines-taking machine. With the offsets obtained, Dan Shea of Bristol Boat Co. could prod Papoose’s hull into its correct shape as an early step in restoring it. Here’s a clip of the process. These videos were created by Halsey Fulton.

Halsey Herreshoff takes measurements from Capt. Nat S-Boat Model

3D Scan and Computer Models for a Herreshoff S-Boat Restoration

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