In the winter of 2014 we’re starting with the idea of building Boat Daisy for boat tours. January 2015 the making off our open boat took place. Were do you start? well mostly by thinking a lot…and with a drawing on the kitchen-floor. On a piece of cardboard, like making a dress. Sewing pattern for grown-up boys! Instead of fabric you have steel, you need another scissor too! No sewing machine but a lot of welding. A number of welding miles is needed. The distance of several soccer fields.
But basic it’s the same, cut the part and bring it all together. Starting with one tall piece for the bottom, lift the front & back side up…like a banana and with a lot of imagination you already can see a boat!
A very special detail on a boat is the butt. It certainly makes a boat beautiful, the shape lift it gracefully out of the water . I can´t deny to see some similarity with the curves of a women. And if you hear male boat lovers talking about shape, how touched they are, you almost think its feminine. It probably explain why a lot of boats has a female name….secretly it’s the boat owner first love. I don´t mind to compete with Iron lady Daisy. Unfortunately her ass is flat! In fact her head, front-side of the boat, will have the same shape 🙂 And I’m sorry but no women want to be flat! of course some respect please – it’s al about character and I do adore her ! I really don´t have the courage to say something about her tight line……
The roots of making Daisy goes back in time…back to the time that our grandfathers were farmers in the area called `West-land`. My grandfather was a farmer who worked in the glass houses. To pick up tomatoes, flowers or vegetables and prepare them for transport for auction. The transport in those days was by boat. We had a lot of small canals between the glass houses and everybody brought there stuff to auction for sale. The grandfather of Jan was a skipper in those days. To deliver your products easily on the boat, the flat butt was very useful. Just lay the front or backside of the boat near the dock and with a wheelbarrow you hop on and hop off. Heavy physical work, by the way….