Re: Another one launched.

Posted by Paddler on Aug 13, 2006

"Daisy" has a clipper bow. You would see a bow like this on boats native to the Chesapeake as it was meant to imitate the style of the earlier Baltimore clippers. For now it's just decorative, later on when the sail rig is finished it's use is to support a forestay.

Clipper type bows were common on large steam yachts of the 19th century that had no sailing rig at all. Since a kayak is really a small yacht...

I think you get the idea. I wouldn't get too worked up about it interfering in a rescue as the whole thing is built pretty tough and not easily damaged.


Paddler's new boat.

In Response to: Re: Another one launched. by tim on Aug 13, 2006