Re: Sneakeasy change
- Sneakeasy has an identical, or nearly so, hull shape and size to
Firebrand, a design Bolger developed for steam propulsion. In the
chapter on this design in "30-Odd Boats". In the previous chapter is
Bolger's 20' x 3'8" inboard-engined interpretation of Viper, an eary
Hickman design that is very similar to Firebrand and Sneakeasy.
Viper is in some ways close to Tennessee in that it has a certain
amount of rocker aft, whereas the other two have none. Viper has a
forefoot that is just submerged at rest, something Bolger usually
avoids with his sharpie designs.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "oneiraca2004" <oneiraca2004@y...>
> Hi Harry.
> What attracted me to sneakeasy was the lines. But as soon as I
> looked into this design I realized that this boat like all boats
> cames from somewhere...in this case, I believe an early 20th
> fast flat bottomed boat called Viper (about 20 feet long and quite(step
> skinny and fast). So Boldger's design which I like and have
> purchased is in effect a massaged version of Viper. I understand
> that the original Sneakeasy design has been modified too
> significantly, in a big way, by the addition of a second chine