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Old 24-07-2011, 11:13   #31
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Re: Sailboat Bow Design

I probably didn't say it very well... the hard chines I've sailed start over easy, then firm up, then (seemingly suddenly) roll over. Not necessarily capsizing, but once you go further than their 'safe' angle they sure feel like they're going to!

(Not at all like the lake scows I've sailed, btw. It's kinda scary though when the deck has lines on it ~1/4 the beam "This is how far you can bury the lee rail...")


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Old 24-07-2011, 12:12   #32
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Re: Sailboat Bow Design

When dealing with earlier built balsa core boats, check if the core was cutback so that the two glass skins come together as a solid mounting in the areas where hull penetrations are present. Particularly thru-hulls. Check how that skeg is mounted, just glassed place, or thru bolted to plates in a solid area.
Look at the area around the mast partners, and how the deck layup was sealed before making the gunwale joint.
These were all points of special attention on the PVC core boats we built, and are areas where I have done common repairs on balsa boats.

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Old 24-07-2011, 12:14   #33
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Thanks Blue Stocking, when I get there I will. Appreciate it very much

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Old 25-07-2011, 00:48   #34
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The undersides of the boat in the OP kind of reminded me of the one below, which coincidently was built in Australia and is also 52ft long, although this one is built in steel....

She is, in my opinion only though, pleasing to the eye above the waterline...

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Old 26-07-2011, 22:36   #35
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Aye, she is a fine looking vessel above the waterline...

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oooooooooooohhhh---is like a shrimper with a keel!!!! coul dbe fun to sail and easy to careen.. a good point in cruising. can save dough on haul!!

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