Apart from being entertaining, the Roller Derby held on March 23, 2004 also provided some valuable input regarding the layout of the proposed boat. Having the outline of the boat and its superstructure taped to the floor with numerous wheelchair drivers being asked to "undertake manoeuvres" offered a whole new perspective on the space required and the positioning of the fittings.
Previously we had come up with some revised concept drawings aimed at providing additional deck and storage space. It was just as well we had since the limitations of the initial concept were exposed during the Roller Derby. Here are some drawings of the Mark II version for comparison with the earlier ones. It's 5' longer (60') and 3' wider at 26' - and it's a "double-decker."
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