Re: [bolger] Re: Green Fishingboat isometric
- In a commercial fishing boat, internal cargo capacity and location is
critical. Our permanent home is in northern Minnesota, and I frequently go
down to Duluth and watch the lakers going in and out of the harbor. Their
design is totally focused on carrying massive cargoes of taconite and coal:
bluff plumb bowed stems and sterns, straight plumb sides with no flare. They
travel at length/speed ratios of 0.6, so they don't need fine entries. They
carry the biggest loads that can get through the Soo Locks and over the
shallow channel in Lake Huron. A modern laker looks like a very large Loose
Moose II. A laker and Loose Moose II look the same because the design brief
determines the similarity in morphology.
If this particular fishing boat is not a commercial fisherman but a sports
fishing design meant to carry individuals out into open water, then it's
shape is totally appropriate. Soft riding would be a priority. But if it's
meant to carry a couple tons of fish, I'd like the engine and fuel not to
interfere with that load.
On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:38 AM, daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@...
> wrote:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> So Fred you prefer something like Shady Lady, Col. Hasler, or the small
> motor sailer concept boat (the hull form anyway)?
> I would guess this boat is faster, for the power. I really like the Robin
> Jean outboard version. I think it would make a fine pleasure cruiser for
> most any water, from rivers through the Great Lakes.
> --- In email@example.com <bolger%40yahoogroups.com>, Fred Schumacher
> <fredschum@...> wrote:
> > I think I prefer Bolger's older box keel/cutwater morphology....