based my version of Jules Verne's Nautilus partly on Disney's interpretation,
and partly on what I thought would work well in Virtual Sailor. At some
point I would like to make a Nautilus totally from scratch... using Verne's
description as a sole guide. My Nautilus has working rudder and wheel,
and an animated prop. Download nautilus.zip
here. 346K file includes htm document and readme.
is my version of David Bushnell's Turtle Submarine. The Turtle was Revolutionary
in more ways than one. Bushnell incorporated water ballast, a glass tube
depth meter, conning tower, and an an emergency anchor/ballast release.
The bomb was a timed mechanism, firing the 150 pound gunpowder charge with
a flintlock device. My model has operating rudder and propeller. Download
the 500K turtle.zip here.
Bolger has a unique approach to boat design... but maybe it shouldn't be?
His boats are inexpensive and easy to build, they are safe and roomy, and
they sail fast. The AS-29 has one foot draft, but can cross an ocean. One
person can handle it easily, but two could live aboard. It's flat bottom
allows the boat to dry out on a flat. Hard to argue with all that... download
AS-29.zip here (240K file).