Re: Modified Super Bee
- --- In email@example.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
> See this URL for isometric image....
> All this discussion of Bee and Super Bee, reminds me of some
> thinking I have done about a dingy design based on Super Bee. I
> was dreamingthat for improved rowing capability, you could taper
> aft end of the box shoe of the hull, and then add a 1/2" plywood
> thin plate on the bottom of the after half of the box shoe. For
> low speed rowing, you would have good trailing end hyrodynamics,
> (with a bit of extra wetted surface area),
> but without the blunt end turbulence induced drag. But at planing*
> speed, the shoe would still have full surface area for lift.
> Also, Bee is nice and boxy. I considered, why not give the sides*
> and bottom a bit more sweeping curvyness, for no other good reason
> than to have the boat look more 'boat like'.
> And, lastly, I thought, why not add one of those magical twisted*
> forefoot fillet fillers, common on so many recent Bolger designs to
> give the stem a pretty forefoot. It looks like a tight twist, but
> I hope it would be achievable with 1/8" veneer, with expanded foam
> injected in the hollow volume.
> The hull shown in the isometric is 10 feet long, and I bet it would*
> plane with 10 horsepower, while also being a decent rowboat.
******* That's better than 5 stars already
I see an added Vee bottom aft too. What else? :-) XLNT