Re: [bolger] Re: All Afloat: Launching Surf
- The Surf rows quite well indeed. With relatively little wetted surface for
friction, she just skims along. We didn't go head-to-head but I'm certain
that the Surf is faster to get to speed and requires less muscle effort (but
more finess) to maintain a steady speed than the Tender Craft.
On the other hand, the Surf is more jittery -- more prone to pivot on
its axis -- because of its rockered, flat bottom and lack of a skeg (or even
a kick-up rudder at this stage).With its flat shoe, skeg and additional
draft and weight, the Tender Craft is more stable in a moderate blow. I
haven't tried either in a heavy blow but I should imagine the advantage
would swing even more to the Tender Craft.
Of course, the Surf is primarily intended as my sailing boat for Portage
Inlet and we've had some very nice days for it of late but, sadly, because
of home and seasonal pressures (plus my wife's ill-health), I got stalled on
rigging her. However, thanks to some spruce sticks provided by Jamie, I'm
hoping to get started soon and be able to post pics in a few weeks. Then I
have another boat (or three) in mind to build...
----- Original Message -----
From: "bitme1234" <ktsrfer@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 9:36 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: All Afloat: Launching Surf
> Great photo's and nice looking boat. Who'd she row compared to the
> other boat you had out that day? Let us know how she sails.
> --- In bolger@y..., vicskiff <vicskiff@s...> wrote:
> > I have received photos of my Bolger Surf (built last summer) in the
> water and I have put together a small album at PhotoWorks. Click on
> the link below to view the photos.
> > http://photomail.photoworks.com/sharing/album.asp?
> > --John Ewing, Victoria
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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