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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
If I have understood the objective is to maintain the boat's looks and make give it a modern hull, rig and performance.
If so maybe it should be adequate to maintain the wooden hull, but in a modern way, for instance strip planking.
The use of that building technique will allow a substantial gain in weight that adds to the less weigh needed as ballast since the boat is lighter and the ballast is lower.
That means that if the original hull lines are maintained the boat will not have the same waterline and will seat much higher on the water.
The question is: It does not make sense to modify the hull shape to the new reality (a lot less weight) as a way to maintain the original waterline and improve performance?
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Last edited by PCP; 04-24-2013 at 07:12 PM.