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, "Peter Lenihan" <peterlenihan@h...> >
Pretty neat Nels.But would you use a centerboard or leeboards for
> lateral resistance?
> Of coarse,I forgot,you are a true gentleman and would only ever sail
> downwind anyway :-)........
> Peter Lenihan
It has a full length box keel and the design philosophy is that the
prop will be turning most of the time to hold a course, just like the
Alaskan Motorsailor and the Small Motorsailor described in the Folder
of that name in Bolger4 files. (Discuses both the pros and cons of
such a design.)
The diesel launch actually draws 8" more than the two Motorsailing
designs. If a person installed the electric system that was recently
written up in WB, one could motorsail for up to about 6 hours or more,
at close to six knots or more without the generator even being run.
But likely a small diesel turning a large prop would be the way to go
for serious distances.
However none of this is meant to be serious, as the diesel cruiser is
almost 40 feet long I believe. But then some of the "picnic launches"
of the past were longer than that! It would make a great cold water
picnic boat complete with a small fireplace :-)
Nels (Who - not a gentleman by any means, would rather drift with the
wind than fight it;-)