Monday, May 11, 2009

Culler on Skiffs

Usually, a hull form is chosen to fit a particular place and use. All rowboats are not necessarily good sailboats and vice versa. Long straight keels keep a rowboat on track, but will also make it harder to tack. Rounded bilges have a smoother underwater profile but have less stability pulled up on a beach. These pics show what I want the boat to do. Sailing first, rowing and sculling when there is no wind, and easy to beach.

I like skiffs. Smallish workaday boats, good for messing about in. These are a series of pics from the book, Pete Culler on Wooden Boats.

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