Re: [bolger] Re: Best Dinghy
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From: "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@...>
| Ask him specificallly about towing at 8 knots.
Towing my Sunfish at 8-12 knots is a scream. Water shoots out of the
daggerboard slot like a geyser, quickly filling the little footwell cockpit.
Being the brilliant guy I am, I thought "A-ha, I'll just leave the
daggerboard in place to plug the hole!" Only my idea wasn't nearly so
brilliant as me, 'cuz the boat promptly veered off in an entirely different
direction and capsized.
- View SourceHere'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 firstname.lastname@example.org, jhkohnen@b... wrote:
> Of course this is what the Best Dinghy looks like when tagging
> John <jkohnen@b...>
> Missionaries, my Dear! Don't you realize that missionaries are the
> provided food for destitute cannibals? Whenever they are on the
> starvation, Heaven in its infinite mercy send them a nice plump
> <Oscar Wilde>