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, Bob Johnson <dredbob@...> wrote:
> Henry Howard: Howard had a large Presto-styled yacht built and cruised
> extensively and all is described in the book _The Yacht Alice_.
Alice was modeled on Carib, one of Munroe's last boats. Almost a Presto, but not quite--"a slight variant of the type," as Gilpin described it. The difference was that Alice and Carib, although centerboarders, had substantial deadrise. True Presto boats, like sharpies, have flat floors. By lowering the flat bottom of a sharpie and rounding the chines, Munroe was able to increase the displacement, ballast, and stability for a minimal addition to draft and wetted surface.