Adagio Design, Requirements and Specifications

It’s surprising that our original requirements still hold today. Yes, we could write a more comprehensive requirements document today — but that is really the role of specifications, which we developed over a four-year period while awaiting building to begin.

For the record, there is little of the 1993 requirements that we would amend today. The only item that comes to mind is “resistance to striking floating trees”. We simply had no idea that British Columbia {and to a lesser degree, Alaska} have forestry policies that allow timber companies to just forget about any logs or whole trees that are left for other vessels to ram. That requirement would probably have eliminated our choice of saildrives and spade rudders — both important contributors to performance.

We worked hard on the Adagio specifications [PDF] before construction started — from 1994 through 1997. After construction began we continued to update, expand and detail-detail-detail the specifications in cooperation with the builder and designers. Please feel free to take these specs as a starting point for your own project!


Scd28 Accomodation Plan

The Accomodation Plan/Interior Plan [152 kb PDF] shows the general layout of the bridge deck, and port/starboard hulls [click on the thumbnail for the full-size PDF file — there’s a lot of graphic detail so expect a while to load].

We could link to the original-original interior plan, but the as-built Adagio is very different in many ways. Other than the original, in our CAD library we do not have the traditional architect’s “accomodation plan”. Because the Adagio design was developed largely in 3D, what we have in our library cannot be displayed on the web without having 3D CAD software installed on the user’s client. As in other drawings on our website, what we’ve done here is to display a working drawing — one of many, that show our communications with the builder, Allan Legge Boatbuilders.

This is actually a “Door Cutouts” working drawing, showing Allan the final decisions on exact locations and dimensions of all the interior doors — including the notes-to-builder on any changes from the previous “Door Cutouts” drawing.

Note the “Status: Final” in the lower right of the title block. That tells the builder the owner is done making changes to this detail!

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