Betty CK145 - 100+ yrs old english cutter

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by daiquiri, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. daiquiri
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  2. BATAAN
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    Yes, this was the type of boat that made oilskins popular. Low freeboard means less aerodynamic drag, easy slack lines mean easily driven to wave-making hull speed which means a fast fun wet boat. A buddy owned one in the 70s and he said it would soak you in 5 knot breeze.... though he did live aboard for five years so it must not have been too bad.
     
  3. Pauls
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    Pauls Junior Member

    What a nice boat. How many modern yachts will still be on the water in 100 years?
     
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    ....what a darling eh, ta.
     

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    No words to describe the grace... :D
     
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