Yes, but what I ve been wondering about with Anhinga and Eeek is that Bolger does not seem to have continued with this unusual hull shape, where the bottom aftMessage 1 of 118 , Mar 5, 2008View SourceYes, but what I've been wondering about with Anhinga and Eeek is
that Bolger does not seem to have continued with this unusual hull
shape, where the bottom aft of amidships does not rise, but just
narrows to a kind of canoe stern. Is there some kind of inherent
fault in the shape in the way it handles or steers or something? I
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Howard Stephenson
> <howardstephenson@...> wrote:
> > Interesting, but isn't this design pretty much a dead branch on
> > evolutionary tree as far as Bolger is concerned? There was Eeek
> > it but nothing since, as far as I know.
> > Howard
> I imagine that Birdwatcher is the boat on the evolutionary tree
> following Anhinga. Birdwatcher is superior in many ways, but not
> The biggest being, I think, is that the simpler Anhinga could be
> built quicker than the more complex Birdwatcher. Also, much
> without a $1,000 to spend on Lexan.
When I built my Windsprint I anticipated a noticeable advantage on one side with the balanced lug. What surprised me was that the advantage is to the sideMessage 118 of 118 , Mar 26, 2008View SourceWhen I built my Windsprint I anticipated a noticeable advantage on one
side with the balanced lug. What surprised me was that the advantage is
to the side where the mast distorts the sail. Sail shape on the other
tack includes too much belly away from the mast, I think. This with a
parrel on the yard and a boom downhaul typically pulled tight as I can
> That said the main drawback of the balanced lug over the dipping lug is that on one tack
> the shape of the sail is compromised by the fact that it is distorted by the mast. Over the
> years many "fixes" have been tried and all of them a bit of a kludge.
> ... I am something of a lug
> freak but am the first to admit there was a pronounced advantage on one tack over the
> other that had me wishing for a dipping lug from time to time.