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BearboatSP is the latest member of a family of programs for designing kayaks and similar craft. The original program distributed on the web was Bearboat Classic, known originally simply as Bearboat. It was made available in 1998 and ran only on the PC. In 2002, that program was superseded by Bearboat Pro which ran on both Mac and PC computers. Begun in 2009, BearboatSP has finished a long gestation in beta and has now supplanted Bearboat Pro.

Access to the older programs is maintained for those who might prefer them and for those who are striving to migrate old designs to BearboatSP.

BearboatSP can open and convert Bearboat Pro files, but it cannot open Bearboat Classic files. Bearboat Pro can open Bearboat Classic files and convert them to Bearboat Pro files. They can then be converted to BearboatSP files using BearboatSP. Therefore, moving an old design from Bearboat Classic requires using Bearboat Pro as an intermediary.

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Previous versions of Bearboat

Bearboat Classic
Bearboat Pro


A discussion here explains where Bearboat Software currently lies in the world in of increasing security clampdowns.


Mac: Updating from 32 bit to 64 bit

A discussion here explains where Bearboat Software currently lies in the world where the most modern versions of macOS require the use of 64 bit software..

Updating 32 bit to 64 bit


This is a program to access many images of human anatomy. These images are useful for learning anatomy and as reference tools for medical practitioners, radiologists in particular.


Terminologia Anatomica

Obtain large list of anatomic terms in a hierarchical outline format. OmniOutliner.

Terminologia Anatomica

KM_GridPalettes (Deprecated)

This remains available for historical reasons. Users are directed to ASK_Palette which has the same functionality and more.



Program to create 2D Palettes to control Keyboard Maestro, Applescript & Shortcuts.



Program to search for recently deprecated commands in the Xojo language.



Kayak Charts

Available here are charts which have been formatted as to be useful to kayakers. These are free and cover areas that I have recently kayaked.

Kayak Charts

Tidal Current Chart Finder San Juans

The Canadian Hydrographic Office publishes a book that provides charts documenting the state of tidal currents during the various phases of the tide. Find here a tool to easily find the appropriate chart in this book.

San Juan Currents

Tides and Currents 2022

Available here are tides tables and current tables of interest to kayakers and others presented as colorful graphics

Tide Tables

Current Tables

Ferrer Point Radar Station

Nice short hike on the northwest corner of Nootka island to the ruins of a World War II radar station near Ferrer Point

Ferrer Point, Nootka Island

SEEK 1969

Wilderness Camping for Seattle Urban Youth

SEEK 1969: Information

Triangle Area in 3-D

Calculate area knowing three vertices

Triangle Area Calculation

Fox Island Cemetery

View Plot Maps

Fox Island Cemetery