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Re: [bolger] Re: Storm Petrel -- ideas on cuddy, rails?

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  • Harry James
    Here is a link to building a storm petrel on Fritz Funk s web site HJ
    Message 1 of 10 , Jun 3, 2007
      Here is a link to building a storm petrel on Fritz Funk's web site


      John and Kathy Trussell wrote:
      > A quick review of the Storm Petral plans suggest thet the boat is intended to be sailed while sitting on the side benches with the crew's feet in the footwell. The sail plan drawing shows the crew sitting in the front of the cockpit (and certainly, sitting in the back of the boat would trim it down by the stern which would degrade performance).
      > Bear in mind that there are times when a boat this size will benefit from hiking and that railings prevent hiking. Therefore, you might consider hiking straps rather than rails. If you want rails, I would suggest extending the side frames at the transom and the main bulkhead with a railing connecting them.
      > If you want a bigger cabin, you could extend the 'hatch' aft to the main bulkhead.
      > One of the shortcomings of pocket 'cruising' boats is that sooner or later, you will need to anchor and I don't see any particularly good way to get forward to tend the anchor. Therefore, if I were building a Storm Petral, I think I would hinge the hatch on one side. With the hatch open, I could then move forward while keeping my weight in the center of the boat. I would also be in the boat rather than on top of the boat. Just a thought...
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