Friday, March 22, 2013

What is this?


12 comments:

Litoralis said...

Looks like a Laser hull with the deck cut off and placed upside down on some plywood bulkheads.

Tillerman said...

I think you are right. But why? And how will it sail once it's finished?

bonnie said...

Cruise-capable laser?

stunned and amazed said...

Looks like they are planning on extending the sides up, reattaching the deck and turning into a cruising boat. With the extra weight, I suspect that the word "dog" isn't strong enough to describe the saiing qualities. I won't even try to discuss how it will look.

This is sort of the opposite to chopped and channeled as we used to do to our cars.

Baydog said...

I don't know, but don't you think the deck should at least be right side up? It looks like it would be awfully top-heavy. Why is a good question. Hey, wait a second....is that what the guy who bought my boat did with it?

Joe Rousé said...

My guess is that he is using a temporary structure to hold the flipped deck so he can work on it. At least that's what I hope he's doing.

Tillerman said...

Credit where credit is due: the link to this photo was posted by commenter hetzeilen on my recent post Torch.

Baydog said...

Provided that the extended freeboard doesn't compromise stability, is the skipper banking on getting less wet? Shouldn't he get a bigger boat that he can poop on?

hetzeilen said...

That's about the most close guess, Joe. And 'stunned and amazed' hits the nail with his remark: the proportions it will take are somewhat awkward and this is exactly why I made this temporary setup, to have a review before fixing all up. At least I will have the hull well dried out ;-)

hetzeilen said...

Thank You for posting, Tillerman. Giving the attention to Kirby suspected to throw a new boat I thought to beat him by showing a bigger Laser with flush cockpit already. At the end the least what could be said is that the hull will be fully dried ;-)

Tillerman said...

Two more suggestions received via email from one of my sailing friends...

Either a mold plug for a really cool dog house OR
A model for children’s play toy for a preschool playground

hetzeilen said...

The boat made it to the water ;-) Please see the pictures on Google+ via https://plus.google.com/photos/100416046068394961773/albums/5856425229371154049?gpinv=AMIXal8oRkg-k6azzsIUD4lMz7w0CVOlmZejsNTUXHo65Gk_CFwXGthdhqp4Jv0dCWG7TA4mAGQIwdlrK_-O7cZivkkEOaqvawt9jckf8HhSgUp9AjEjnBQ&cfem=1&authkey=CJX6ooDMm7XpJg

By the way - I enjoyed reading SailFast13 made it to Antwerp. Only some miles from where I live.

Like to read your posts, over and over!

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