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Re: Folding Schooner Update

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  • Howard Stephenson
    I doubt whether there are fully developed plans. You could try emailing Peter Kortlucke at kortluck@medeserv.com.au with a c.c. to kortlucke@medeserv.com.au
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 26, 2004
      I doubt whether there are fully developed plans. You could try
      emailing Peter Kortlucke at kortluck@... with a c.c. to
      kortlucke@... (there is some doubt about the spelling).

      The little sailplan in the magazine shows a jib of 32 sq.ft., then
      three sails, each on a boom and gaff, of 64, 110 and 130 sq.ft., fore
      to aft. The original design has areas of 32, 64 and 97 sq.m. The
      original bilgeboards mounted at the fwd end of what would become the
      new aft hull section, seem to be retained, and there is a new board
      (centreboard, daggerboard, bilgeboards?) just fwd of the centre mast.

      Don't forget PCB's Rondo II, 39'6" x 6'8", plywood, with a jib and a
      spritsail aft of each three masts. There is a gaff-rigged
      alternative. This would be a much heavier boat, with simple
      accommodation under a raised deck amidships.


      cc to kortlucke@...--- In
      bolger@yahoogroups.com, "rogerleroy" <rogerleroy@y...> wrote:
      > I'd love to see the plans of the 3rd middle section!
      > Are there any plans? Where can we get them?
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Stephenson"
      > <stephensonhw@a...> wrote:
      > > Issue no 46 (June '04) of Australian Amateur Boatbuilder has a
      > follow-
      > > up article by Peter Kortlucke about his Folding Schooner built, I
      > > think, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The not-to-plan
      > buoyancy
      > > tanks under side decks help to right the boat after capsize. The
      > also
      > > make it easier to unfold the boat, which is achieved by launching
      > it
      > > unfolded in shallow water, tipping it on its side, then unfolding
      > it
      > > before righting it. This can be achieved by one person, although
      > it's
      > > easier with two.
      > >
      > > I was intrigued by Peter's idea of building a third hull module
      > that
      > > would fit between the other two, to produce a 48' three-masted
      > > schooner. His article shows a sailplan of such a design and he
      > > suggests that a fourth section could be added.
      > >
      > > Howard
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