The good boat Nutshell

Built by
Peter Sjolander
1997 - 2003

The good boat Nutshell

The Viking philosophy of boat building was to build their boats as tough and light as a nut shell.

My 1000 year old boat plans.

The nutshell tests the idea of diamond sails.

I am testing the center four diamonds from a Viking sail.

Rigged and ready to sail.

Sails at full.

Notice that the feet of the two sail sets are six feet apart.

Sails at half mast...
While I was taking this picture she sailed away by
It made me very happy. A good sail boat should sail all by herself.
Notice that the center line of each diamond is always lined up with the center line of the boat.