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Tarann / Black soo
The red boat looks a bit like a Van de Stadt BLACK SOO. Very similar. Very fast.
Yes, when Vand de Stadt was designing his own boats and was one of the most innovative NA around. There should be a law against using the name of a deceased NA while designing boats that have nothing to do with his original talent and inovation
The Black Soo is from 1957 and the Tarann from 1961 and both used what could be a modern ballasted keel. The Tarann was a more beamier boat however, even if the Tarann was not a beamy boat. Both had the same type of chined hull. Rge cabin of the Van De Stadt was better designed, at least aesthetically speaking since the Tarann offered more interior space.
The Tarann LWL was 8.10m nad the beam 2.66m. The Black Soo had a LWL of 7.90m and a beam of 2.13m. Both had about the same draft (1.75 and 1.80m) and had a big B/D ratio, most of it on their bulbs (48% and 49%). Both were considered very fast and seaworthy and of course, decades ahead of their time.
The Black Soo:
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Last edited by PCP; 11-29-2013 at 01:19 PM.