Category Archives: Knowledge

Lofting to build a Piner Punt

The following is a Lofting journal entry made in relation to building the Clark Punt at Battery Point 2019. The lofting process could be used for the build of any small craft. E&OA. [caption id="attachment_15427" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Adrian Deane's plans for the Clark Punt[/caption]     Lofting of the Clark Punt 2020 by Peter Higgs…
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Arthur Norman Swinfield (1905-2000), the standardised 25 ft coastal trading and fishing cutter for use in the South Pacific (see April Skeg 2020)

This article relates to the Rudder article in the April Skege by Rob Nolan and Graeme Broxam. Arthur Norman Swinfield who designed the Tug, Booroowang II also designed the standardised 25 ft coastal trading and fishing cutter for use in the South Pacific. See the article by clicking on this link; SPB9_4_Swinfield
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MAGNT Wooden Boat Collection

This is a presentation made at the November WBGT General Meeting. It covers and eclectic collection of wooden boat at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Fanny Bay, Darwin. The boats included are from many regions in SE Asia and the Pacific Islands which one way or another have ended arriving in Darwin. I acknowledge Dr Paul Clark, Curator of the collection at MAGNT.

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Using Photogrammetry for the production of Boat Lines

Recently the Maritime Museum of Tasmania implemented a project to explore the potential of using Photogrammetry for the recording of boat lines. previously under the guidance of Peta Knott MMT did similar using the Laser Total Station method to capture the 3D features of boats. Although Successful it was an expensive project. Since then the…
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