51022Re: How would Mr Bolger update Cynthia J?
- Oct 8 8:06 AM--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John and Kathy Trussell"
>needed, b) increase the weight of the boat (degrading performance),
> All of these modifications a) increase the amount of plywood
and c) change the concept. If you want a small, self righting boat,
maybe there are better designs than Cynthia J (see PCB's Old Shoe
and Supermouse designs, for his approaches).
all you say is true, and the increased plywood pile would nearly
complete AS19, a boat designed to serve close to the original
intention, I think, of a group day sailer with a cuddy, but with
much deck space for sprawling. However, for instance, in AS19 PCB&F
wanted to get away from people being confined to the cockpit and I
would like one that provides deep shelter. As PCB wrote about
Cynthia J it is rare to find a boat nowadays that you can sit in. He
has studied Herreshoff's Rozinante closely, and as Herreshoff
observed about the Rozinante that cockpit type tops all.
The sublime Anhinga could be got out from a slightly smaller pile of
wood than AS19 requires. She has the best cockpit. Wonderful.
However, she carries capsize and flooding concerns similar to the
unrevised Marth Jane. Doing away with the aft ventilation, and a
truly watertight hatch to the aft compartment might fix. The
ventilation as designed is very elegant, as is the truly amazing
system of apparent aft ballast COG shifting athwartships with
associated negative pitching that leads to the flooding concern as a
knock on effect.
Modification to Cynthia J might be easier, and she has that rig. The
boom on a gallows provides a great ridge pole for a cockpit tent.
Makes a nice place to sit out a sunny day under with lots of
ventilation and cooled sustenance close by. Carry the tent forward
to the mast and both cudddy hatches could be off in the rain.
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