Seahouses, Northumberland, UK 2004
AA commented to my last post:
“I have often heard it be mentioned for aircraft “If it looks good it will fly good”.
I guess it applies to all things, boats included 🙂
Beauty, efficiency, utility, it all lies with the right proportions, maybe just the right mix of good and bad design (as nothing is perfect).”
I definitely agree with this. There is also the thought that “form follows function”.
When they reached the final design for the coble, they must have explored a whole seried of boat forms before they decided that this was the one that ideally suited the coast on which it was to be launched.
In the image above, there is the opportunity to compare the coble with the more recently designed Drascombe lugger – conceived and built in the south west of England.
This should also please Mr Boating who commented: “Looks good but I think you can add more photos from other sides, can you?”
Sometimes you take several images, sometimes you don’t.