sailboat bows

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by dman, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. aitchem
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    Show me a recent sexy 14 Metre alu cruiser.!
     
  2. hateka
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    Think of the Morning Cloud. Hateka
     
  3. chandler
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    Aitchem
    I agree wholeheartedly. Besides the js and fifes, all the traditional sail craft, friendship sloops, french fishing luggers, etc.
    I see the modern cad renditions on this site and wonder?
    Aesthetically, nobody's done anything in the last 40 years.
    When I was a kid there was a TV series called the 21st century. It gave us a glance as to what the future would hold. We're probably 10 years behind,however the designs are similar to the cars we drive today, I don't think it works for the yachts of today. Just imagine why anyone would consider a supersonic boat, a popular thread in this forum.
     
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    If you had a supersonic boat you could put Mighetto in a dingy 100' behind it during the cruising party. :)
     
  5. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    HM, you show me an aluminium J or an aluminium Fife, and I'll think about finding a sexy alu 14m cruiser for you. :)
     
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    No fair - I said Aluminium....
    Ranger was steel.
     
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    splitting hairs.?
     
  9. aitchem
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    aitchem Junior Member

    sexy, want this, alu, for 2 +occasional2 cruising, round the globe
     

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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Heh heh! Probably... :)
    I still think you are dissing all designers since the 30's. Speaking as one of those designers, I might occasionally take umbrage.
    Steve
     
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    No offence intended, just get your pencils out
     
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    SailDesign
    You were designing boats in the 30's? Unless you started when you were 10 you must be 100.
    So a question I can't seem to get a response to. What do you think of 5' of freeboard at the bow of a 33' french fishing lugger type cruiser? Is it way too much? I'd really appreciate any comment as I'm in the lofting process and running out of white paint and erasers!
     
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Chandler,
    If I had said "dissing all designers since the Ark", I would still be OK, since my designing days have been "SINCE" the Ark..... :)
    Steve (only about 50)
     
  14. Cliff Pope
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    I think fashion comes into it a lot, historically anyway, as the person who mentioned the Titanic suggested.
    I think another factor affecting seaworthiness is the horizontal sheer and the fore-aft angle of the keel. Traditional working craft, fishing smacks, Victorian cruising yachts based on those styles, had long straight keels with maximum draught at the stern, and a pronounced slope of the deck from front to back. This would surely offset any "plunging" tendency from the sharp plumb stem.
     

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    Ok, so anyone have any comment on 5' of freeboard at the bow of a 33' sailboat. The rig would be lug yawl with the main stepped similarly to a cat boat in the fore and aft position..

    No problem , will make a drier boat , better offshore.

    FAST FRED
     
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