Re: Black Gauntlet II
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "prairiedog2332" <arvent@...> wrote:
>Several Black Gauntlet ll's were built. Bill Blatter had one at his Key Largo Shoal Water Cruises which I got to sail once. I liked her a lot and found her much faster and better to windward than Black Skimmer. In his later years PCB would have preferred an unstayed rig for BG; he felt the rig as designed was too complicated and expensive.
> The photos are not Black Gauntlet II, but a previous version designed
> for and built by Peter Duff. Bolger made several changes, before
> finalizing the plans shown in the article. He explains in the first
> paragraph that he was not satisfied with Peter's version nor with
> Pointer, and did not think they should be duplicated.
> So I was wondering if one had ever been built to those plans.
> --- In email@example.com, "Peter" <pvanderwaart@> wrote:
> > > One question I have. Was one ever built from these plans?
> > If you were actually looking at the book, you would know because it's
> illustrated photos of one before and after going 3-D.
> > But it wasn't a popular design, and that may be because PCB was so
> candid about the faults as well as the good points of the type. I always
> thought it was a strange mix technologically, the amateur-friendly ply
> hull construction clashing with the wire-stayed rig.
> > Lion's Paw as a similar hull in shape and appearance, but too big for
> just about anyone to build.
> > AS-29 has a much-deserved greater popularity with a much more useable
> interior, and a low-tech rig. Also a very ship-shape appearance on the