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Re: Full Keel
was a Stor-tumlaren - not a "real" one.
Here's what a Tumlaren looks like (this is Galatea
- one of a few in our fleet):
But, yes, a pretty boat in PCP's post... and a lot more "Koster" than "Tumlaren".
As I understand it both of Coles' Tumlare were designed by Knud Reimers. Zara was less than 22' on the waterline. Cohoe won the TransAtlantic race of 1950. Both Zara and Cohoe were raced extensively in open ocean, and Coles loved the light feel of the tiller. I remember a picture in the early edition of Heavy Weather Sailing showing his hand on the tiller in a gale. He was also quoted as saying they were as wet as a half tide rock.
The Koster is definitely a fuller heavier boat but the reminder is still there, despite the differences.
I haven't read Heavy Weather Sailing for decades. I should pull it out for a re-read. Even though it has been updated multiple times I always liked Coles writing style and have not bought any of the newer editions.
What is the difference between a Stor-Tumlare and a Tumlare?
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Last edited by mitiempo; 11-13-2013 at 10:17 PM.