Small Open Dinghy Cruiser Design Questions....
Hello everyone, I was just browsing the web and checking out cruising in a small open sailboat (like a 12'-16' daysailor mostly open). I was looking at a few sites of people have built their own and I see them doing capsize tests and when they right the boat it's nearly always half full of water. I know this isn't a good thing if you were doing a short crossing in one of these because in rough weather bailing may not be to feasible.
Then a thought came to mind of some of the racing dingy's that you see with the open transom where all the water that splashes onboard simply runs out of the open transom.
I wonder why people haven't adopted this into their designs? I think it would be possible and feasible to have a small "more cruiser like" (with storage everywhere and things like that) boat with the same self bailing capabilities.
I have searched many sites looking at the different plans and things they offer for sale but I haven't ran up on a design like this yet that I can recall. Has anyone seen one of these and couple possibly point me in that direction.
I also wonder if there is a reason why this hasn't been used yet? Would it somehow not be feasible or seaworthy?
Just a curious ramble......
Small is beautiful, simple, cheap, and easy......
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