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Re: Best Dinghy

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  • Bjorn Harbo
    ... I think it was/is the Donovan Tender Bjorn
    Message 1 of 111 , Oct 3, 2005
      > I have a note from the web from December00 with the identification
      > http://mims.com/mailb/junebug.htm that concludes:
      > "The one weakness of "June Bug", though, is towing. A bow of this
      > shape is prone to yaw if the forefoot cuts the water, as can happen
      > in a following sea or if it slews into the quarter wave of the towing
      > boat. In the next issue we'll show a new design for a tender for
      > which good towing behavior was emphasized."
      > The source of the quote was not identified, but it sounds like Phil
      > Bolger in MAIB. Does anyone know what is the "new design for a
      > tender"?

      I think it was/is the "Donovan Tender"
    • graeme19121984
      Here s Red Racer a PDRacer #38, tow-planing? http://tinyurl.com/c8mt7 Or howsabout Skimmer? With 4 aboard you wouldn t want more n 2HP, and her performance
      Message 111 of 111 , Oct 5, 2005
        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



        --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, jhkohnen@b... wrote:
        > Of course this is what the Best Dinghy looks like when tagging
        along behind.
        > <g>
        > http://www.flickr.com/photos/43145927@N00/49254949/
        > --
        > John <jkohnen@b...>
        > http://www.boat-links.com/
        > Missionaries, my Dear! Don't you realize that missionaries are the
        > provided food for destitute cannibals? Whenever they are on the
        brink of
        > starvation, Heaven in its infinite mercy send them a nice plump
        > <Oscar Wilde>
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