Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
Originally Posted by Jeff_H
That 30 square meter is a beautiful boat. I am always fascinated at how different designers handle double ender sterns. When you look at traditional work watercraft in North America (like Tancook Whalers or Whale boats) they seem pretty fine while Scandinavian derived sterns seem much fuller.
The 30 square meter stern almost looks like a Starling Burgess bow.
Close.. it's an Uffa Fox design (remember him?), tweaked by the original owner for local conditions.
With Australia having no notable ("big name") naval architects pre-WWII, people looked elsewhere - Fife, one or two Kiwis and then Laurent Giles were favorites. Uffa Fox's books on racing yacht design were also very popular out here and quite a number of people built boats to his lines straight out of the books.. Seriously.
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."
Last edited by Classic30; 07-11-2013 at 11:59 PM.