Re: [bolger] Re: Best Dinghy
- See "Defender" in Small Boats. 11 ft--capable of carrying four in a
"middling seaway" (whatever that might be)--enough stability to get over the
bow--tows easily. Not a good model for a motor--complicated to build. And
proof that PCB can design very pretty boats if he is so inclined.
----- Original Message -----
From: "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 1:38 AM
Subject: [bolger] Re: Best Dinghy
> Right you are. I see that she was designed to be rowed some distance
> through rough water to an offshore anchorage, perhaps at first then
> not to be towed. But PCB added a skeg to make her tow straight, then
> went showing off. There's another reference though, somewhere, where
> PCB writes of her being towed at speed in rough conditions,
> challenged, but dry. Does she chew gum then? Does he need a good
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Susan Davis" <futabachan@y...> wrote:
>> > Bolger designed the Light Dories (1to 6?) to satisfy his own need
>> > for a towable tender.
>> I have one. She's wonderful as a recreational rowboat, but she's
>> utterly miserable as a tender -- the slightest shift of weight will
>> put one of the gunwales in the water. Boarding from a float stage or
>> dock is difficult; boarding from another vessel is a feat for an
>> Olympic gymnast.
>> Susan Davis <futabachan@y...>
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- Here's 'Red Racer' a PDRacer #38, tow-planing?
Or howsabout Skimmer? With 4 aboard you wouldn't want more'n 2HP,
and her performance under 7ft oars would never be sparkling, but
empty at 8 knots she'd have to plane, wouldn't she? What total
displacement is she rated for? Have a look at the rest of photo
folder #23 here
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> Of course this is what the Best Dinghy looks like when tagging
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