Well said. Then considering that monthly financial outlay is directly
proportional to OAL and the beauty of overhangs evade the common man.
Used to cruise a Seabird Yawl(considered ugly in it's day) and tow a
glouster gull, people would "row out" to say how they liked to look at
it! Never got that response when I went to maximum waterline/interior
volume designs. BOATS,BOATS,BOATS
Those Dark Harbors warrant a "row out"
> Very interesting discussion. The plumb bow does seem to be the right
> choice when overall length is constrained. Here is a counter example
> of what you get when waterline length is constrained (17') but overall
> length (25') is free:
> Beautiful--but that raises another design constraint: the customer's
> idea of how a fast, safe, weatherly or seaworthy boat should look. If
> one's idea of a boat was formed over years of daydreaming while gazing
> at prints of B B Crowninshield yachts on the library wall, the
> fieldmouse will appear strange. But now that several generations have
> had scores of functional and well-considered Bolger boats and books to
> sail and study perhaps our tastes are more highly evolved and open-minded.
> As to which is more seaworthy, that is a matter for pleasant
> conversation and speculation. But bear in mind that the lifeboat you
> step into as the Crowninshield yacht swamps and sinks is shaped very
> much like the fieldmouse.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "c.ruzer" <c.ruzer@...> wrote: