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36650Re: [bolger] Flat / curved ?

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  • grant corson
    Jun 2, 2004
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      One good reason would be a softer ride, no pounding, however if you are
      building a slow moving flat bottomed boat you wont need to be concerned too
      much about it....
      Grant
      on 6/2/04 5:49 PM, alternateuser2001 at alternateuser2001@... wrote:

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      > Hi there ,
      >
      > 'Got a question for you all - can anyone explain to me why
      > the 'classic' boats all have a 'curved' underside (aiii...what a
      > terrible terminology to USE , dutchman ...and that to a boatbuilding
      > group ... Go wash your mouth with some soap !! ) While the boats from
      > Mr.Bolger (and other modern boats) often have a much more "flatt"
      > one ??
      > I DO know that it would be much better to take up some sort a course
      > in 'elementary shipbuilding' or something like that, and I will in
      > due time...but I just was curious .
      > Allready I know (by studying the texts and articles from this great
      > site (!) that my own little "shanty-boat' / 'narrow-boat' is gonna
      > get a flatbottom - she will be going very slowly through very calm
      > water, with allmost no deep water at all ... So that will do just
      > fine then .
      >
      > If anyone would be so kind as to explain this a little I would be
      > very gratefull for that.
      > Also my earlier offer; to be willing to search for anything "Dutch-
      > related" still stands, ok ?!
      >
      > Sincere greetings,
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      > M.Hulleman
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