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Re: Doubled Brick

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  • Paul
    I like it, the water ballast keeps it light for moving it when out of the water and certainly simpler than making the connector fit two hulls smoothly Paul H.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 30, 2007
      I like it, the water ballast keeps it light for moving it when out
      of the water and certainly simpler than making the connector fit two
      hulls smoothly

      Paul H.
      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
      >
      > Looking at the photos that exist of the tandem Bricks, with the
      Brick
      > Connector, I was struck at the complexity of the build of the
      > connector piece. Indeed, much harder than the quickly possible
      > construction of two Bricks. Then it occurred to me that if what
      you
      > wanted was a long Brick schooner (especially to take advantage of
      the
      > ultra elegant twice-time use of those 59SF ubiquitous Payson/Bolger
      > sprit sails), then why not build the hull as a single unit?.
      >
      > http://flickr.com/photos/hallman/1280173590/
      >
      > When I was penciling this out I discovered that the ballast
      becomes an
      > issue, and I realized that almost for certain, the 'Brick
      Connector'
      > must have a water ballast chamber!
      >
      > In any case, I think a Doubled Brick would be a fun, capable and
      > really nice shot a owning a schooner. Note the 450 lbs water
      ballast
      > chamber midships.
      >
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