Chuck's Tomboy Two
I've seen your web page regarding your Jessie Cooper, Tomboy, and am
especially interested in the redesign, Tomboy Two. In BWAOM, PCB goes
1. The deep daggerboard was good for sailing but very bad for shoal-
water use;it collected weed, was heavy to lift, and jammed in an
2. The heavy mast was stepped through the deck, needing a crane to
lift it out.
3. The settees in the main cabin were too short to sleep on; she had
a fine double berth, but no place to bed guests.
4. An outboard rudder shared the transom with an outboard motor,
which looks makeshift, the rudder is at risk of fouling the motor,
and the motor is likely to pitch out of the water on one tack and get
washed on the other.
5. The mast and daggerboard are far off center, with the result that
she had appreciably more stability on one tack than she did on the
Your design solves problems (I don't call them issues) 1, 4 and 5,
although a different interior may solve problem 3.
I tried to go to the analysis page, but it is still under
construction. Could you give us a few points here from any notes or
ideas you have collected?
For Group Info: Tomboy Two has a Long Micro type keel to replace the
daggerboard, and a junk rig mainsail, and a rudder/outboard
arrangement familiar to all Micro owners.
(sunny Queensland, yes its sunny, burning into my eyes,...darn winter
glare on computer)