36650Re: [bolger] Flat / curved ?
- Jun 2, 2004One 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....
on 6/2/04 5:49 PM, alternateuser2001 at alternateuser2001@... wrote:
> 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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