23' plywood sailboat on a budget - no glass?

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by frasco, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    Aharon, the term one tonner has nothing to do with the weight of the boat,rather it was derived from a rating rule, a one tonner would probably displace more like 5-6 tons (just a guess)
    Steve.
     

  2. Aharon
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    Aharon Junior Member

    Thanks Steve, the little I know about boating I have learned here. "One Tonner" sounded reminiscent of the so called English cafe racer motorcycles: their motto was "do the ton", meaning, "going over a 100MPH". Why they were called "cafe racer" is also a pearl of pop culture.
     
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