Re: Happy Time
My uncle started sailing Tumlarens over 30 years ago (he has owned a
couple) when they still popular here for class sailing. In the
1930's a storm wrecked many of the yacht fleets here and clubs sought
new classes to sail. The Tumlaren was selected by a large club and
many were built - I think the brief was for an affordable boat that
was safe and could be home-built. There are still a dozen or so
sailing here but not as a class. They seem to be more 'classic'
yachts now. He is fully restoring the boat that he believes was
the 'best in class' - he has retired to apply himself to the task and
it has taken him a year or two so far. I sailed with him in a
Tumlaren when I was a teenager and it was a pretty exciting sail in
30 knots. He is strictly a 'round the bouys sailer - he says the
only place he has ever wanted to sail is to the starting line!
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Lewis E. Gordon"
> Interesting! I can see the old "plan on edge" vs. "skimming dish"
> debate brewing! <grin> Joan is a good looking boat but all that
> and ballast would add to the building cost. Plus, the essay mentionssailor;
> space for a crew of two which eliminates it as a "family" day
> and, Joan is designed as an auxiliary which adds cost, complication,they
> and steals from the available space.
> Let us know what you think of the study plans for Happy Time when
> arrive. Your uncle has vastly more sailing experience than myself,but
> I think Happy Time will be faster on almost all points of sail,be a
> dryer, and less heeling (good to keep the family happy). By the way,
> what factors influenced your uncle's choice?
> --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "thorpe_stephen"
> <ligiapelosi63@> wrote:
> > Lewis
> > Thank you for encouragement. I have an uncle who sails Tumlaren
> > yachts and he isn't keen on Happy Days - he thought 'Joan' would
> > better boat. However, I have sent off for the study plans and Iwill
> > see how I go. Good luck with the motoring, rowing and (one day)
> > sailing.
> > Stephen
> > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Lewis E. Gordon"
> > <l_gordon_nica@> wrote:
> > >