Re: Micro Bow Modification
- when the slapping kept me awake on the Black Skimmer I just slung a boat cushion under the bow. Worked fine.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, <masonsmith@...> wrote:
> To Myles's note about putting an
> "inflated section" under the Micro
> bow-my only thought about quieting the
> sound at anchor has been to give her a
> shallow vee section for the first two or
> three feet of her length, perhaps by
> fitting twisting plywood panels between
> the chines and the lower edges of the
> keel, tapering to the flat bottom under
> water. Or by gluing on rigid foam,
> shaping it and glassing it? This would
> not compromise the design much and could
> be compared to the bow pad PB&F designed
> for the same purpose on the Birdwatchers
> and certainly to other designs in which
> rockered flat bottoms are given "false"
> vee entries. But would it work all that
> well, and why not just decide to love
> the sound of water (amplified through
> thin, tensioned plywood)?