Virginia Rigging drawings

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The working designs for Virginia describe the new Virginia in great detail. While this is a reconstruction of an early 17th century pinnace, it is also designed to be a floating classroom and be approved for passengers by the US Coast Guard.

David Wyman is an independent naval architect in Castine Maine.  He did an extensive redesign for the 1787 HMS Bounty.  He was involved in the underwater archaeological excavation of Defence, an American Revolution era vessel.

Steve Cobb, Rob Stevens, John Bradford, and others on the MFS vessel committee worked with David Wyman to produce these drawings to submit to the Coast Guard.

The designs submitted to the USCG are the next few items and include:

  • Outboard Profile 
  • Inboard Profile
  • General Arrangement
  • Midship Section
  • Lines
  • Deck Framing

MFS received preliminary approval from the USCG in August 2004.

The drawing were then used to build two models of Virginia and the ship itself. A number of modifications have been made thru this process.