Folding vs. Light schooner
- First post (Please be gentle) :0)
I feel the need to build a schooner, but am having a problem deciding
if it should be a Folding Schooner or a Light Scooner. Any comments,
opinions or experiences would be appreciated. The boat will be used
for recreation on lakes.
Right or wrong here are my assumptions:
The Folding Schooner (FS) will be easier to trailer and store than
the Light Scooner (LS).
The FS will cost 20% more to build and take 20% longer to build.
The FS it longer, heavier, and has a little less sail so it should be
harder to knock down than the LS.
The LS will be more nimble and thus easier to get into and out of
Crew requirements are about the same for either boat. Ballast may be
required for a light crew in the FS.
If this has all been cover before I apologize, please lead me to the
pertinent thread. Thanks.
- Tim B
- --- "antec007" <pateson@c...> wrote:
> [slot top cover could be a]A good idea, until the rainy day
> ...pram type boat that would be
> a water tight cover and
> also serve as a dinghy.
when you want to *use* the dinghy.
I suppose you could drape a tarp
over the slot on those rainy days.