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The Double Boat with Two Sails
This page is being used to collect information about the history of the paperfolding design known as the Double Boat with Two Sails. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

This boat is made by first folding the Double boat from a blintzed squaren then pulling out two blintzes to create the sails. It can be distinguished from similar looking designs by the way in which the bottom point is turned up (sunk) inside the hull.



As far as I know this design first appears as 'Un Barco de Dos Velas' in 'Guia Practica del Trabajo Manual Educativo' by Ezequiel Solana, which was published by Editorial Magisterio Espaņol in Madrid in 1904.


The design also appears:


As 'Barca dobla vela' in booklet 2 of 'Trabajos Manuales Salvatella - Plegado de figuras de papel', which was published by Editorial Miguel A Salvatera in Barcelona, pobably in or around 1929.



As 'El barco volero' in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.



As 'Le navire' in 'Occupons nos doigts' by Raymond Richard which was published by Les Editions du Cep Beaujolais in Villefranche-sur-Rhone in 1951.



As 'Barca Doble Vela' in 'Una Hoja de Papel' by Lorenzo Herrero, which was published by Miguel A Salvatella in Barcelona in 1952.