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Re: Blank gauntlet II

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  • Steven DAntonio
    Chris, Thank you, these are exactly the questions I need to ask. You just put then in a much more concise way than I would have phrased them. Steven ...
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 7 5:27 AM
      Chris,

      Thank you, these are exactly the questions I need to ask. You just
      put then in a much more concise way than I would have phrased them.

      Steven


      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Christopher Wetherill <wetherillc@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Steven,
      >
      > I would want four questions answered before I departed coastal waters.
      >
      > First, is the ballast sufficient to right the boat after a knockdown?
      > It is embarrassing to capsize in Cape Cod Bay, but life threatening in
      > the Gulf Stream. Second, is the structure sufficient to hold together
      > in a heavy sea? Third, If a wave breaks on the cockpit, how much will
      > get inside? Fourth, will the leeboards take the abuse? These are all
      > reasonable questions for PCB&F since you must buy the plans from them
      > anyway.
      >
      > Personally, I would be very nervous about this. This is mostly because
      > the lightest vessel I have done this in displaced about 4 times what
      > this one does.
      >
      > V/R
      > Chris
      >
      > Steven DAntonio wrote:
      > > Has anyone built a black gauntlet II recently? I was just wondering
      > > how it handles and whether it could be used as an open water vessel.
      > > I know open water is kind of a vague term and a lot depends on the
      > > skill of the sailor. But lets say I wanted to make the winter trip
      > > from Gloucester, MA to St Croix (after the fall storm season is over).
      > > I was originally thinking of a breakdown schooner for this, but the
      > > gauntlet has recently caught my eye. Of course I still have 14 years
      > > till I retire, so there is plenty of time for me to change my mind
      again.
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > > Steven
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