Fw: water balast?
- nb Chuck & Gav
David Beede said>
.>Anyone experimented with water balast in small boats? I'm considering it
>because my featherwind seems to love to be loaded (3 adults and 3 dogsDavid,
>so far) I've read all of JIm Michilak's info on them. Just wondering.
This will really interest you.
A chappie is building a 33' x 8' x 3'8" blue water trailer sailer, "Bits and
Pieces", with water ballast only, using ply/epoxy.
But he has already built & sucessfully tested a half scale model. Thorough
or what!. He has a great site on it , 30 odd A4 pages:
Drawing: (the wt looks high, but thats all the water). Only prob is ballast
restricts the headroom as it takes up the entire below-chine space.(personal
opinion) You could put a dry well in for an area of standing room, say