Re: Harmonica or Shanteuse
Not a bad idea. The only reservation I have with harmonica (not
having seen the plans) is that the bunks could be a tad narrow - an
extra 6 inches wide for each bunk on Harmonica would be good,
especially if sleeping was envisaged. Its still a big boat though.
Theres plenty of time to muse over such issues - this project is a
couple of years away yet. Must order the plans -they are fairly
cheap, even in Aussie dollars.
Surf is all but finished - minus paint, spars and sail purchase.
Unfortunately my wife isn't that athletically able to jumping in and
around small sharpies,(crook knee) so when I saw Shanteuse/harmonica
I thought it would be a great way for us to get out on the water more
often - fishing line around the toe, esky, a good book, you get the
picture. As you can see I have my justification worked out in
advance to get permission build another boat! (Probably more
practical than my plan to circumnavigate Australia in a home made
-- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "vicskiff" <john.ewing@s...> wrote:
> This is a guy talking who's never seen either a Harmonica or a
> Shanteuse but it looks to me from the drawings that the interior
> volume of both is much the same -- except that Shanteuse is a foot
> wider. If you want to keep the motor and fuel away from the cabin
> (and I would) it seems to me that adding a 3-ft aft cockpit to
> Harmonica would be pretty straight-forward and give you, in effect,
> 5-ft-wide Chanteuse. Just add one more frame. Or why not make it 4ft
> and include a motor well? Putting in a raised cockpit floor forself-
> draining the rain would add strength to the aft extension as abonus.
> Lengthening Harmonica would be easier, I think, than makingChanteuse
> narrower. Just my 2 cents Cdn.upstaged
> By the way, Col, is your Surf finished? I now have mine rigged
> (including Michalak-style board and rudder) but haven't had much
> sailing experience with it yet. Did show it off at the Depoe Bat
> wooden boat festival this past weekend, though -- only to be
> by a beautiful Bolger Light Schooner!
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "micro2001au" <mooneycolin@d...>