These are my cutaway boat drawings which I began making to share my seagoing experiences and passion for engineering with my son.


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I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy making them!

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Seiner

This is a Southeast Alaska salmon seiner with the skiff on deck. Much of Alaska’s salmon is still caught on boats like this one.

Carrack With Animals

This is a sixteenth century carrack sailing ship manned by animals of all kinds.

Shrimp Boat

A steel boat working through the winter in Behm Canal pot fishing for delicious spot prawns.

Skiff

A power skiff towing in the deep, and it looks like they’ve got a few!

Ferry On Tongass

A ferry crossing Tongass Narrows with a load of passengers ready for adventure.

Gillnetter

The sockeye are running and this little aluminum gillnetter is out to catch its share in a bay full of boats.

Fishing Vessel

This classic fishing boat is working hard with lots of gear in the water – it has hooks, nets, and pots in the water, fishing for multiple species at every depth.

Lobster Boat

A small New England lobster boat in the downeast style, with the skipper measuring the bodies of his catch in order to release the undersized lobster.

Nestor

This is a great ocean liner full of mystery and intrigue.

Gilnetter

This gillnetter is a modern classic: a 32-foot fiberglass Ohima powered by a Caterpillar 3208.

Seiner

It’s a town day, and the crew is going through the net, working in the engine room, and ironing out some issues in the fish hold.

Alaska Tugboat

This is a tug with a Fairbanks Morse direct-reversible ten-cylinder opposed piston engine.

Tugboat

A pushtug on the Willamette river.