The original design with two representations of the constellation Orion.
The first sketch of the constellation and ORION sailing. We decided it looked a little too “much”.
The second idea was to have the constellation in the background, but from far away, it looked like a smudge. We were getting closer, though!
The final drawing with ORION and just the stars of the constellation. This looked better to me - a little more muted.
Will purchased a beautiful piece of half-inch marine-grade, sapele mahogany ribbon strip with birch core plywood.
The preliminary sketch of ORION on the hatchboards.
He made an executive decision to change the orientation of the stripes - fine by me.
Will beginning the burning process.
Getting the details of the outboard motor just right by looking at a photo of ORION on his phone.
Working on the lettering for the name on the transom.
Outlining the name and hailing port.
Detailing the curvature of the port bow.
A close-up of Will’s work.
The hull completed.
Mast, rigging, and sails completed on the top hatchboard.
ORION completed with the constellation Orion.
The master showing off his creation!
The completed design.
The new hatchboards on ORION.