Yes, it’s a mishmash of a picture but there aren’t that many junks and viking ships around and I haven’t time to photoshop all night. Basically, this is what it’s about.
It uses a narrower version of the lapstrake [clinker] Viking ship, 53′ long and 8’6″ wide, with a wineglass hull section, decked in [sorry about the paintjob in the photo], four crossbeams and an outrigger which will contain supplies and bath area at the rear [therefore ballast].
The outrigger will have a “windwardboard” for extended upwind work, the main hull has a shoal keel and underslung rudder at the end of that – haven’t decided wheel or tiller yet.
The sailplan is modern junk – with camber between the bamboo battens and with batten chocks to hold the battens off the mast so the sail can fill on the other tack [if that makes sense], 1100 square feet in all.
To get an idea how it sails, let’s say fast. The picture below gives an idea of it going through the water. Nice, eh?
Remember it has two junk sails, not the square sail. Don’t forget [below] that there’d be an outrigger to keep it flatter.
Crew of four [two couples or lucky man and two women plus me – doesn’t worry me]. It is designed for long distance voyaging and fairly big seas. If I ever get it built, it will be my home, of course.