Re: Gloucester Light Dory and Dories
- Maybe it is fair. You're comparing a bigger boat to a smaller boat, but
the smaller boat carries more. I'm guessing it would be tough to come up
with a dory that displaced the same without going even larger. Someone
has to build it, and paint it, and mabye pay for dock space, buy an
anchor that can withstand the increased windage, etc.
>Howard Stephenson wrote:
>snip He tries to
>show that, although the dory is wider and higher than Jessie Cooper,
>it has much less internal space. But he is comparing apples with
>oranges: the dory displaces about 1.85 long tons, whereas Jessie
>Cooper displaces 2.75.
>This dory is no beach cruiser: it has a steel-and-lead fin keel.