2383Re: Thistle and raised deck
- Aug 4, 2009Thanks for your post. I like the idea of a flush aft deck! Thanks again.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, Patrick Blanchard <kd0dvh@...> wrote:
> The Thistle is probably as high a freeboard as could be safely
> designed so as to maintain seaworthiness, IMO but you already know
> that. Center of buoyancy will be higher of course, and quite tender to
> a gust. This would mean a wet boat and one prone to broaching.
> Thistle's deck is already 2" higher than Eric (my boat) and is the
> only practical difference in lines. Perhaps opting for larger and more
> openness with hatches for those times you need a good stretch, keeping
> the lines unchanged. Adding a hatch perhaps?
> Although not an extension of standing height, you might consider doing
> w/o the footwell, keeping aft deck flush for more interior storage.
> Personally I would not consider this modification detrimental to
> performance; less chance for a pooped deck and proven safe
> modification on the Pardey's Hess cutter Taliesin.
> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 1:58 PM, air_2_fly<air_2_fly@...> wrote:
> > I can understand that problems could result in changing a design. Is there a
> > way to raise the deck height of Thistle to give six feet (and maybe one or
> > two inches more) interior height and keeping it a flush deck without going
> > to a bigger boat?
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