Elegant Punt Doubled!
- Has anyone toyed with the idea of building an Elegant Punt 50% to 100% larger than the
plans? This would make the boat approximately the size and shape of a San Francisco
Pelican -- only without all of the building headaches.
I would guess you could use a Cat yawl rig with sprit sails like on the Micro or Old Shoe?
> Has anyone toyed with the idea of building an Elegant PuntI've even thought of using the EP as a model for a scow schooner 28
> 50% to 100% larger than the plans?
feet long, not that I would ever build such a thing.
I have a couple of comments. The rule of thumb for enlarging boats ins
10% is about the max you should go before a complete redesign. Even a
50% increase is going to need a completely different structure. You
may find that the complexity works back to something like the Pelican.
If you haven't already, try to get a look at some of Bolger's other
prams, e.g. the Supermouse and the Japanese beach cruiser.
A better idea, IMHO, would be to pick one of Jim Mickalak's designs,
such as the piccup pram. (He has several-pram bowed designs.) They are
as simple as anything that actually works, and have been built before.