Proa sketches in Rhino

Pod Ends, August 17, 2015

Raising the ends of the pod (and making them narrower) has two benefits: when aft, it allows water to release better, and when forward, it keeps water from climbing over the top as easily. These images suggest an alternative to chopping them off that raises both the bottom and top of the pod ends ~9" while leaving most of the shape unchanged. This creates a "step" down to the foredeck that must be resolved, either by dramatically raising it as shown (good for buoyancy, bad for windage), or in some other fashion... The bottom edges of the pod have also been changed to hard chines.

Turntable Animation