Re: [boatdesign] 20' Chinese Lug Cruiser
- I see bits of MAIB, and have decided to subscribe.
If anyone is a member, would they pass along the
design comp invite in a note.
I sent one to the editor, biut dont know if it got thru.
Ideas similar to mine. Ah, you mean like the ones whirling round in
all our heads, causing us to nearly get run over, bring the
wrong things back from the shops etc.
I thank you for tipping me to Kamakai, which is a more confidence inspiring
name than Kamakaze I think! I will track it down with my
faithful spotted hound, Khan.
Some Kiwi friends put me off twin keels with their astonishingly
slow 50 footer. In retrospect, it was a tub, and would have been slow
Beamy, poor lines, overbuilt (They were welders who thought theyd 'try their
hand at yacht design.) Ive since come to think they are a great way to give
a gunkholer some stabilty, as long as you can keep the wetted surface down.
A kiwi designer Butler uses them on his 10m Cruiser -Racers..they have
slots with a drop down section taking draught from about 3 to 7 feet.
They are set at about 15 deg off vertical.
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter & Polly Vanderwaart <pvanderw@...>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 8:29 AM
Subject: [boatdesign] 20' Chinese Lug Cruiser
Do you ever see Messing About In Boats? We always talk about it here,
but it travels so slowly, the first issue ever printed is probably
crossing the equator about now.
There is an article in the August 15 issue about a boat built around
ideas similar to yours. Called "Kamakai," it is a 19'10" Chinese lug-
rigged, twin-keel cruising boat. 4000lbs Disp. Epoxy/cloth on fir
marine ply construction. Built by Dave Wellens of San Diego, CA.
It looks like a very shipshape small cruiser to me.
I don't have a scanner so I couldn't propagate the article if I
wanted to. (Let's not go through that whole copyright thing again.)
If you never do seen MAIB, maybe someone can help you out.