AS-34 seems like a logical continuation of Bolger's primary design concepts.
For years I've been designing boats just for fun as a way to relax. I never
do anything with my designs. It's interesting that I've done many design
variations of the AS series with almost exactly AS-34's morphology, although
I continue the box keel all the way aft and put steel on the bottom of the
box keel to get cheap ballast as low as possible. With the box keel under a
sharpie hull, you get a bit more draft but with the benefit of standing
headroom throughout without needing to increase the above water height of
the boat. I've played around with this concept on Micro, replacing its
present keel with a box keel and keeping the draft the same. It really
increases interior functionality and eliminates the fussiness of casting
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:44 PM, Bruce Hallman <bruce@...> wrote:
> Sharpie bottomed aft with a deep belly, with a walk-in box keel
> forward, infilled with the typical twisted panel exterior fillets.
> Cat Yawl rig, with tabernacled masts. Plus the "Tee" wide deck
> overhanging forward, with two anchor cat heads, as seen on the new
> Advanced Fisherman. The stem has the rounded shape of the Le Cabotin
> in profile view.
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