654Updating a design
- May 7, 2005I have always had a keen interest in schooners. I really like Atkin's
"Live Yankee". However, anything I would build needs to be easily
trailered and everything I've read implies that plank on frame doesn't
stand up so good when bounding down the highway on a regular basis.
If I ever were to build "Live Yankee" I'd want to cold-mold it so it
could better handle trailering. I'd also think it'd be a reasonable idea
to fiberglass sheath the outside at least to better handle abrasions.
I'd also want it to be lighter then the 8500 pounds to make it easier to
trailer. Of course this would impact the sailing characteristics and
My question is, how does one go about taking these older designs and
updating them for more modern building techniques ?
I assume the best solution be to contact a designer and just ask to
have a boat designed that is similar to "Live Yankee" ?
But, if there is a different solution I am all ears.
Chris Kottaridis <chriskot@...>
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