> I wonder if it may have been a design presented to Edey and Duff atQuite possibly - they were still going strong in the 80's, weren't they?
> some point?
> Bolger got away from the BW type leeboards as they created adverseThe AS-19 design would be late 80's, I think, and PB&F were very
> amounts of lee helm when sailing in shallow water. Or am I mistaken?
> I think he designed a small bow centerboard as an option in the E&D
> leeboarders to alleviate that.
pleased with her reported handling. Leeboards, rope retained and paired
at that, are a bit more hassel to handle than a centre board, and I
think this may be the reason mainly for them not being on bigger
designs, say, from Jesse Cooper to AS-29, and so on.
Whalewatcher had them, though to stay clear under the windows they had
to be long and narrow to be effective. This meant they had to raised a
bit in shallow water, and that caused lee helm that a shallow bow
daggerboard might fix.
Dovkie's single long leeboard effect on performance was similar, and
PCB wondered that for production boats paired shorter leeboards might
Much broader leeboards can be shorter and so can mostly stay down where
they should be. They don't look as nice, especially when raised, IMHO.
How were things solved for JS?
Hopefully someone can look-up the Bolger MAIB Dido article and tell us
more about her story.