My name is Jim Creighton, a member of the Junk Rig Association. I’m the builder of the SV Teleport (once Marco Polo). See the buyer’s blog: Teleport Expeditions. A Google search for “junk rig” will yield many examples to get an idea of what we are working with.
I attended the annual general meeting in New Zealand, and I recommended that the JRA invest in some quality graphics and video to help explain the junk rig to interested parties. The quality of what’s out there leaves something to be desired. Among other things, I suggested:
…….a 3D interactive drawing of a typical junk rig mounted on a boat such as Footprints. Capable of being rotated in any direction and zoomable to get in to see details.
It should consist of several layers, each depicting a separate category of parts. E.g., sail, mast, yard, boom, battens, standing rigging, running rigging, mast step, and so on.
Each layer should have check boxes. Like Google Earth. These will reveal notes in balloons pointing toward an item. Another check box to go to a separate drawing and/or text explanation.
The boat layers should be very basic. No details to distract. It should be showable as opaque, transparent (ghost-like) and invisible.
A gallery of photographs should accompany this set.
I have seen some SketchUp renderings of boats and was very impressed with the clarity of the images. We are looking for someone to engage in the effort I described above. The JRA could supply 2d drawings and sketches and photographs to work from.
We could also be interested in an animated version.