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Re: Eighty-year old wooden full keel boat beats new "Interesting Boats" in Transpac
Brilliant idea for ventilation down below - the boat pioneered it then, and she is still going strong - wow!
The first appearance of Dorade boxes was on the Olin Stephens-designed Dorade, a yacht built in 1929 for ocean racing. As originally built, the Dorade's vents led directly below, but this was found to allow water below, and the vents were modified in the early 1930s.