Re: More Dorado thoughts
> Did JM suggest a length limit for a simple extension of the aftNope, he just said that the design would work better if it was longer.
> straight run?
Personally, I'd like to see it taller in the cabin, but to do that I
think you'd have to go wider. And then you have a completely different
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "daschultz2000" <daschultz8275@...>
> Did JM suggest a length limit for a simple extension of the aft
> straight run?
> Dorado is a handsome boat, and IMO Michalak's best power boat design.
> You have a bunch of good thoughts. To get a bigger "Dorado Grande"I
> had thought to take Caprice plans, and make a power version with a
> simple straight run aft. I was thinking I'd buy Dorado plans also for
> clues about how to build the power boat transom.
> Building a model would seem your next step.
- Which gets to my point about starting with Caprice, which is 25'x6'.
Or Cormorant, which is 32'x8', and probably to big a boat to trailer
regularly. Then build with a straight run aft from the point where
the sailboat bottom starts to sweep upward.
Then there is Bolger's first Fast Motor Sailer which is a 26' Diablo
w' a cuddy. IMO it would be a fun straight power boat, and is a
completed and built design. There is a pic in "Boats with an Open
Mind", and here;
She's called "ADA". Note the later version with more cabin.
Perhaps the thing to do is commission the design desired from
Michalak. I would not commission Bolger.
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Mario Korf" <retrosub@...> wrote:
> Personally, I'd like to see it taller in the cabin, but to do that I
> think you'd have to go wider. And then you have a completely different