15176Re: [bolger] Stability
- Oct 31, 2001I'm not that old, somebody sent it to me over the internet.
While that table was planing, I would have liked to see what happened when
he threw the helm over hard. A long skid followed by a spectacular high-side
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: [bolger] Stability
| In a message dated 10/30/01 7:40:43 PM Central Standard Time,
| jmbell@... writes:
| > I've got a picture
| > somewhere of a guy zipping around on an overturned library table fitted
| > about a 5 hp outboard. That table is very clearly up on plane.
| You must be either ancient or an antiquarian! I recall an advertisement
| 100 years ago in the old "Rudder" magazine. I believe it was for Mercury
| outboards, with a caption "Given the right power, I can plane a tabletop!"
| It featured a photograph of a male planing a simple upside-down table (a
| "kitchen table", I would call it, somewhat smaller and lighter than a
| "library table"). I remember being skeptical that it had enough freeboard
| him to get it started without some kind of special arrangements, but there
| was no doubt that it was planing as nice as could be in the photo.
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