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50189Re: fast motor sailer

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  • howgegoboat
    Jul 25, 2006
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      Hi what about a up dated thames barge, shall draft, wide beam = form
      stability. heavy ply bottom, full standing head room, larger
      windows, bluff bow and stern for maximum accomodation, 30ft would a
      good size, keep it simple with a strong gaff rig,
      Yours James
      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
      >
      > In your first post, you described the 'wish list' of wanting to
      cruise
      > European canals. And, you also describe a need for high top
      speed.
      > You might consider that 'two thin hulls' will not give the best
      > platform for comfortable cruising. In other words, choosing a
      design
      > involves trade offs, and if you want a boat to 'do it all', it is
      > sometimes physically impossible to 'do it all well'. In short,
      figure
      > out what is important and then focus on the boat that fits those
      needs
      > well. If you want a cruiser, focus on that. If you want a racer,
      > focus on that. I don't think any boat both races and cruises that
      > well.
      >
      > BTW, the canals of England are especially narrow, and Phil Bolger
      has
      > a design (not yet built) designed specifically for those narrow
      > canals. Think long and narrow. And, incidentally, long and narrow
      > typically means 'fast'.
      >
      > http://www.geocities.com/pvanderwaart/martyr1.jpg
      > http://www.geocities.com/pvanderwaart/martyr2.jpg
      >
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