Boat plans: what are/would you be interested in from Mystic Seaport?
As many know, the Seaport has various designers' plans. The collections vary widely and beyond plans of varying completeness, include things such as letters of correspondence, and doodles and drawings of gadgets and doohickies.
I suspect there might some (more) interest in purchasing plans from those collections if they were more easily accessible than by visiting the Seaport, perusing lists of plans and getting researchers' help to look at the hard copies before making decisons about whether the plans appeal enough to purchase. It can be time consuming.
Would it make sense to have online thumbnails of profiles, number and type of plans (suitable for and permitting construction), degree of difficulty for builders, for small boats (sail and oar only?) under twenty feet in length?
What do folks think and what would help?
N.B! This question is in no way a criticism of the wonderful books put out by the Seaport, Anne and Maynard Bray and Ben Fuller already! Please forgive me if I've stepped on toes (or overstepped!)
Last edited by rbgarr; 07-28-2009 at 03:40 PM.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”