Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Herrington Harbor, MD
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A flat butt transom will drive you crazy smoetimes. No exhageration, my wife and i have left the aft cabin at a marina once (actually more than once) and slept in the salon because the slapping from the waves on teh stern (due to stern blowing wind) was so bad.
I will second that from personal experience. My boat has "lovely" overhangs. We tied by the stern to a mooring in order to get some breeze through the boat one hot, still night in Havre de Grace. By 2:00 a.m. there was 6-8 knots of wind that had blown up maybe a foot of chop. It gets a really nice resonance when it thumps from under the stern overhang. It was not something to sleep through: I walked the painter back to the bow at 2:10 a.m.
There's a + for the canoe stern.
s/v Virginia Dare
Last edited by wwilson; 03-25-2010 at 02:26 PM.