100 Boat Designs Reviewed: Design Commentaries by the by Peter H. Spectre

By Peter H. Spectre

Recognized because the editor of the best-selling annual Mariner's publication of Days, Peter Spectre lives in Spruce Head, Maine.

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Grant Robinson finished the first Buzzards Bay Sloop be painted, polished, and puttered with. In short, it at his shop in Marblehead, Massachusetts. " During their search for an appropriate model, the good people at The Landing School near Howland and his fellow conspirators talked about Kennebunkport, Maine, have built about twenty boats Scituate lobsterboats, Connecticut River shad boats, to this design — well, almost to this design. They added and Bahama dinghies. All having been said, Culler an afterdeck to create a usable lazarette and to prokept a Kingston lobsterboat firmly in mind while draw- vide a solid base for mounting a bronze outboardmotor bracket.

41 A Sloop Boat Particulars Concordia Sloop Boat LOA 17'8" Beam 5'0" Draft 1'6" Sail area 172sqft Tfe Concordia Sloop Boat: lighter, narrower, less powerful predecessor of the Buzzards Bay Sloop. — 42 — XIV A Beach-Cruising Yawl — Design by Iain Oughtred — Commentary by Mike O'Brien A Oughtred, known for applying an artist's touch to long time ago, I cruised the Chesapeake in a 15-foot peapod. A typical summer's day would his light lapstrake creations, admits to being under the unfold in no particular hurry: Up at first light influence of Shetland ness yoles and sixerns while draw(more or less) after having slept on the beach; take a ing this handsome double-ender.

Thi> tomed to canoes, kayaks, or high-performance pulling is expedient design for accomplished builders, but the boats. This boat will feel tender at first, much in the less experienced will want to be wary, as tortured plymanner of a light dory, but she'll seem to stiffen once wood can bend in strange and subtle ways. you're settled down on the rowing thwart. Additional Flashboat is little heavier than some tandem canoes, loading (say, a compatible passenger and a picnic lunch) but she's roomier and better suited to open water.

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