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Re: Which is better for s
Posted by Ron Paro on Jun 4, 2007
I think that these are both great designs, but I am partial to the Jimmy Skiff, since that is hwat I am building. Both boats have a shallow draft, and good stability. The Passagemaker is six inches wider at the beam, so 8'oars are recommended, as compared with 7 1/2' oars for the Jimmy Skiff. If the local creeks are narrow, this could be a consideration. Another consideration may be mast height. If there are overhead obstructions where you plan to sail, then the PMD could be a better choice due to the sliding-gunter mast which can be lowered.
See more about the passagemaker at http://dinghybuilder.blogspot.com, or check out my blog for the Jimmy Skiff from the link below:
In Response to: Which is better for sail? by Ray on Jun 4, 2007