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2383Re: Thistle and raised deck

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  • air_2_fly
    Aug 4, 2009
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      Thanks 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.
      > regards,
      > Patrick
      > 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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