17024Re: Toto question
- Mar 2, 2008The broad, blunt bow transom was the one thing that threw me off.
Which is why I got Mixer plans. Any comment on the Mixer?
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "captreed48" <captreed@...> wrote:
> > Tell us more about this PP/Mixer. Why? How did it work?
> > Bryant
> With the Piccup Pram I thought that the bottom of the bow transom was
> too low. At first every wave I encountered splashed up and over the
> fore deck and ran down into the cockpit. I added a splash board on
> the deck that diverted this water over the side and that helped.
> Then it seemed that waves I met going to windward were hitting the
> bow transom and slowing the boat down. I cut off the bow transom,
> added about a foot to the side and bilge planks and brought them to a
> point, much a Jim M. did in his Mixer design. All of this was done
> in correspondence with Jim and led to the Mixer design. I found the
> boat to be drier and faster to windward.
> A significant difference? Maybe not, but I'm happy with the
> results. Now I'm thinking of building an IMB. In that design the
> waterline is quite a ways below bottom of the bow transom.
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