Re: [Michalak] Re: Tight Squeeze
- I would think the bow is needed for wave piercing, but I'm no expert. I
recommend that you contact Jim before making changes..... I did and luckily
On Nov 24, 2012 11:00 AM, "JeffreyM" <JMichalsbr@...> wrote:
> I look at all Jim's Toto-inspired boats (Caprice has been in the news,
> since one's for sale) and think it has a lot of wasted length. That
> tremendous bow overhang seems like it wouldn't be hurt by knocking off a
> foot, well above the waterline. I suppose it would be major ugly. But then
> I'm all about the maximum of boat in the smallest package.
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "okiebobby@..." <okiebobby@...> wrote:
> > I received the Caroline plans in the mail today. It looks like she is
> all of 18' feet not counting the rudder.
> > I was sorta expecting her to be 18' including the rudder, so I was
> thinking she would be about 17' without the rudder. Wrong! Like I said, I
> assumed wrong (not the first time [or the last]). And to top it off, I
> thought her beam was 5.5' instead of 6'; where I got that I don't have a
> clue. Then to make things worse, I was thinking my current boat stored at
> 5' wide, but I measured today and she is only taking up 4' of width in the
> > The garage is where I'm going with this. And it looks like Caroline
> would fit there, but snuggly. Snugger by a foot in each direction from my
> initial ballpark estimations.
> > So I still haven't decided if I lucked out or screwed-up.
> > I like to keep the boat in the garage, and for a number of reasons, but
> mostly since it is convenient to mess with. I've debated for a number of
> years whether or not I should go with as much boat as the garage will hold,
> or to go as small as I'm willing accept. I had come to the conclusion that
> actually I want the longest boat the garage will hold, while going with the
> narrowist boat I'm willing to accept. I've been homing in on about 5.5' of
> beam, and at least 17' LOA.
> > This may be just right, but I'm curious if building her at 95% might be
> better for me. Surely 5% wouldn't cause too much trouble??? I could even
> chop the end of the pointed nose off some, resulting in a pram look; that
> bow looks like the nose would never touch water anyway? I sure don't like a
> bow to bury.
> > If I had any sense, I would just build it to spec and enjoy myself.
> Yeah, that's what I need to do.
> > Thanks guys for talking me through this.
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