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Re: Pram daggerboard Q
Posted by Laszlo on May 25, 2005
Beware! That Stevenson pocket yacht is dangerous on anything but the stillest of protected waters. Even though it may resemble a dory hull sort of, a dory hull needs a big chunk of ballast to make it safe. That's why the Grand Banks fishermen took stones with them on the way out. The fish were the ballast for the way back. The boat you linked to does not carry any ballast to speak of.
There are plans out there for stitch & glue pocket cruisers that are actually safe for blue water sailing. Go with one of those instead.
In Response to: Pram daggerboard Q by mullman on May 25, 2005