FEEDBACK WANTED - Open Source Yacht

G’day Everyone

My name is Tom and I am an Industrial Design Student from New Zealand. I am currently working on my Honors project and I need your input!

My main research Question is

“What is the potential for applying new technologies to traditional yacht construction?”

Basically I aim to develop an Open Source Design for a small sail boat that is both affordable and achievable. As a student I love making rather than buying and I really want the maker community and culture to shine through this project.
If you have the time I would love to hear from you!

What does the maker community mean to you?
Where do you make/construct/build?
What are your views on sharing design and open source?
What access to digital fabrication do you have? (Lasercutting 3D printing etc)
What do you look for when choosing what to make next?
Have you attempted to build a boat before? How did it go?
Would you ever consider making your own boat? What would hold you back?

Any feedback or stories in relation to this would be greatly appreciated 

Free feel to contact me

Cheers

Tom

Kiteman1 year ago

What does the maker community mean to you?

> Lots. See: https://www.instructables.com/howto/kiteman/

Where do you make/construct/build?

> In my shed, garden, conservatory.

What are your views on sharing design and open source?

> Love it. I share almost all my files and plans somewhere.

What access to digital fabrication do you have? (Lasercutting 3D printing etc)

> I own a laser-cutter

What do you look for when choosing what to make next?

> Inspiration
Have you attempted to build a boat before? How did it go?

> Not yet.
Would you ever consider making your own boat? What would hold you back?

> Yes. Lack of sheltered space to build, lack of transport to a suitable launch site.

Point of security - not clever to put your email in an open forum like that. Best to edit it out, then ask people to contact you by Private Message (you'll still get an email to alert you).