Way back in Post # 142, Wolfenzee said "BOB: take a close look at the lines of my boat and tell me could a fin keel have been designed in relatively easily http://atkinboatplans.com/Sail/image...inCicero-3.gif ."
And in Post #152 and #153 Bob Perry Responded:
(#152)"Damn it Wolfer!
You made me think.
I hate it when that happens.
Sure I coud do your boat with a fin keel and a nice skeg hung rudder or better yet a spade rudder.
It would look just like your boat,,,above the water. Under the water you would not recognize it. I would have to shave away all that deadrise and reduce displ while carving away some volume forward and reducing some hollows aft.
But in the end you and me would love it. It would be a WOLF in sheep's clothing like NIGHT RUNNER."
Next Wednesday post your hull lines again and a photo or two of your boat.
When I start thinking about a new boat I need to see it and I think it would be fun for all of us to see what your boat would look like with a more modern hull combined with that traditional Atkin look.
I have to do this to get it off my mind. I'm built like that.
Or, Jeff could do it. I know he could.
Or, Jeff and I could do it together.
He'd do the hard work and I'd do the pointing and gesturing.
Either way let's see if we can produce a boat that will get your juices flowing."
And I am bowled over by that.
As a SailNet Moderator, I can only thank you for that generous offer to come up with a design that explores Wolf's question. That is a true gift to this forum. Normal folk rarely get to see a custom design process and so this should prove interesting.
And I am truly honored that you would be willing to do this with me. I truly appreciate your willingness to give that a try.
Rather than hijack this thread, I have started a thread for that purpose here: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
I'll be very interested in where this ends up,