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Re: Why don't people like double Enders?
Barquito hit a lot of the nail on the head. A friend of mine is selling a beautiful early 60's Luders 44. While I like the look of the boat, it has about as much room inside as my mid 80's 30' Jeanneau. But what a classic old navy sailing training boat design. Compare it to the one the navy recently had designed up, built by Morris Yachts......Almost like the to boats compared by Faster, assuming the same length etc.
If you want to go a lot over hull speed, a double ender canoe bottom boat will not do as well as a fat arsed boat.
But like the boat Bob posted for his German client, or the Morris M series, many older looking about the waterline, have a modern faster better sailing characteristic underwater appendages. so Classic look and design, but a faster boat!
With all boats, choose what you want to look at, be seen in, sails like you want it too etc.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!