My first design was built while I was in “Boatschool.” A catboat I designed in the first year and built in the second. As with most school projects, it wasn’t finished when I graduated, but I did hear a few years back that it was completed and sailed.
Right out of Boatschool, I was lucky to partner with Eric Dow of Brooklin Maine. He had graduated the year before me – the first graduates from the program at Lubec. – and we worked together for three or four years. Among the boats we built was a 22′ Friendship Sloop, Defiance. This boat still sails, I was aboard in the mid-nineties and she’s had an extensive re-fit since then.
After returning to college and pursuing painting for over a decade, I returned to boatbuilding and then design. In the early nineties, I designed and built a small number of interesting small boats. More on those when I get the pictures digitized… This was also the period when I wrote Designer & Client.
I continued to design after leaving New York and returning to the coast here in Rhode Island. I’ll be filling out this Portfolio as time permits.