Re: [bolger] Re: Best Dinghy
- I built a Thomaston Galley many years ago. Never tried to tow it, but it
was very wet in a chop, and boarding over the bow could be a major
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From: "don_gordy_gordon" <don_gordy_gordon@...>
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 8:51 AM
Subject: [bolger] Re: Best Dinghy
>I think one of the first boats Dynamite and PCB collaborated on was
> designed as a "... triple threat - oars, sail, and power." Thomaston
> (?) Galley. It's featured in Payson's "Go Build Your Own Boat" - a
> good, informative read.
> I'd think it would certainly hold four, avoid the boarding problems
> inherent with a dory, and in addition, have the ability to sail.
> A tow eye, if mounted low and inline with the pull of the line,
> should allow the v-hull to track well at eight or more knots.
> Phil & Friends seem to draw an awful lot of cartoons with Bricks
> onboard, which seems an implicit endorsement - and the width is
> variable for variable expected loads. Harold sells plans for a 38"
> beam on the same rocker as the original 48" beam.
> While the cartoons obviously only show the Bricks or Tortise on deck,
> there are pictures of them being towed - how well, and at what speed,
> I have no idea.
> Just food for thought.
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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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