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, "mike&jane_osz" <mosz@...> wrote:
>...I don't think that Platt had anything other than flat water (or
mild riffles) in mind for the geodesic designs....I could be wrong,
some people would press the outer limits of any design!
If by "flat water or mild riffles", you mean "not out of sight of
land" I would agree. But if you mean "only on inland lakes, ponds,
and streams" I would disagree. Platt was a Mainer, from that part of
the coast where babies are born with sea legs. A long-time, if not
life-long boatsman, Platt knew the ocean well. When he called the
Classic 12, for example, "very seaworthy", I don't think he was
blowing marketing smoke out his ventral orifice, I think that he meant
that it is designed to be suitable for use in the ocean within sight
of land, subject to good judgement. Blue water boats - nah, but not
exclusively for flat, sheltered, wuss water, either. YMMV...