I've noticed this even in my AS-29. At the dock, with
no one aboard, she looks a little down at the bow.
Once crew is aboard and sitting in the cockpit, she
balances perfectly on her lines.
--- Bruce Hallman <bruce@...
> On 4/30/06, pvanderwaart <pvanderwaart@...>
> > One of the interesting things apparent in the
> Oldshoe photos is how
> > the layout encourages the passengers to get well
> forward in the boat
> > so she is well on her lines even with a large (for
> such a small boat)
> > load as four adults.
> Indeed, if I was to create a list of characteristics
> that make a boat
> 'Bolgeresque', the attention to 'human engineering'
> that encourages
> the live ballast in the boat to hang out in the
> correct locations is
> a signature element of Bolger's designs. Other
> examples of this
> Bolger design value seen with Birdwatcher and Topaz
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