2384Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Thistle and raised deck
- Aug 5 6:15 AMyou are welcome. Just a few weeks ago Lynn Pardey answered my email
about the flush deck aft.
"After 3 decades of incredible sailing with the flush deck aft, would
you have it in your next boat?"
"...yes...At first I was skeptical..." "...Larry framed in the
footwell just in case it didn't work, and could later remove the
lazarette if needed and place a footwell as Hess designed. It has
worked well and I still love it..."
If possible, sit in either an Eric or Thistle's forc'sl - it is what
you will have aft without the footwell.
On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 10:55 PM, air_2_fly<air_2_fly@...> wrote:
> 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.
>> 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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