Integration of old and new design elements.

Many of the characteristics of the Kyrenia ship (beaminess of the hull, shallow draft, no deep keel, flat deck spanning the whole hull, good performance in open sea) make the Kyrenia II design a useful starting place from which to evolve the design of the Samoscraft ship proposed here, but incorporating innovative developments in ship design, construction, fittings and facilities pioneered in Samos and elsewhere throughout the past two millennia.

Here is an example , from the UK, of how traditional and modern innovations in ship design and construction were successfully integrated in building a wooden hull Sailing boat called "Leaf of Bristol", that was smaller than Samoscraft at 8m in length, but otherwise was build according to design consideration very similar to those we propose to take into account in building the Samoscraft ship.

Moreover Leaf of Bristol is fitted with a single single sail
junk rig which is simpler and more convenient to operate than Kyrnia's square-sail rig that, though quite efficient with a following wind,is out-performed in flexibly and efficiency by a modern Junk Rig.

Junk rigged Leaf of Bristol sailing in the Ancient Port of Bristol

Leaf of Bristol's hull was constructed from a solid wood model crafted by Tim Loftus at Underfall yard, Port of Bristol UK "till it looked just right", but incorporating his experience of many varieties of traditional hull lines, but particularly those of 19th century Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters and Itchen Ferry style hull design. she was built on oak frames with larch planking, the hull lined at the stern incorporated some reverse curvature, terminating in a flat transom.steering was by tiller and deep, detachable rudder.


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