78[bolger] Re: sneakbox impressions
- Aug 3, 1999Don't rely on me here, but I doubt if a fair bottom will get you near
30mph. Each successive unit of speed comes dearer than the last; a
wild guess says your gain will be pretty small (a 50% gain is
Is the performance near your expectations, or did you expect 30mph on
Also, how does she handle at manuevering speeds?
(Is that the Kerr-cLellan channel you speak of?)
> The Sneakeasy is 4' wide (I think there is another boat by Jim
> called the Sneakbox), but is very stable. As with all Bolger's squareit,
> boats, the chine extends out as far as you can stand. Standing on a
> gunnel, you would have a tough time pushing that chine, 20+ feet of
> down very far in the water. Initial stability is very high.for
> I thought a lot about an inboard diesel in the Sneakeasy. I built it
> the navigation channel, with the first stop at 100 miles. Economy,range,
> and speed with the 2-cycle 25 are just OK. I had 2 props pitched at13 and
> 15 inches (I think): both gave me the same speed - about 20 mph -but the
> flat prop seem to run loud (high rpm) and burned all my gas (20 gal)and
> the high pitch ran more quiet with about 1/3 less fuel at 100 miles.I
> still want more like 30 mph, so I plan to fair the bottom and maybeadd
> Yes, I can plot patterns.
> At 11:17 PM 8/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >I saw the Sneakbox on the Carlson Designs web page. Such a unique
> >charming boat. I've heard it's similar to the Tennessee and Idaho,is that
> >What is the beam of the Sneakbox? The narrowness of these things is
> >shocking, but I suppose if you widen it 8"-12" you'd reallycompromise the
> >efficiency of the design.amidships
> >What is your reaction to building the Idaho with a full skeg and
> >inboard? I'm studying a 1200cc Subaru conversion, prop limited toabout 35
> >hp. Very light (230# all up) and compact. If space is notprohibitive in
> >that skinny hull I'd like to use a 27 hp Universal diesel (under 350#
> >rigged. Imagine the range you would have!
> >Say, Gregg, could you cut a set of patterns for a guy?
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