36648[bolger] Re: Flat / curved ?
- Jun 2, 2004
>But that leaves me with the question: for a sort-of "narrow-like-If a boat is going to go very slow, then the "barge shape: or "scow shape"
>shanty-boat", the flatt hull ( 'box-style' they call it
>at 'cimplicityboats') like f.o. off Bolger's Tennessee , isn't a good
>idea ,because this boat isn't going to plane over the water...??
is no problem. When scow shapes are very large they are very efficient load
carriers. Keep the transom out of the water. In the case of the scow keep
both transoms out of the water.
There is another reason for flat bottom boats. In the USA, many small
working boats were "crossplanked" that is the boards on the bottom were
nailed across. This makes for an easily built, cheap and very strong hull.
Sometimes there is a little "V" to the bottom but the principle remains the
Cheap and strong is what the fishermen wanted.
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