Can we all go back to just ignoring BS's (I know, I contributed too!) posts and get back to discussing the Carbon Cutters? He's only here seeking attention...any kind of attention, good, bad, otherwise. In many ways BS is acting just like a little kid. I know when my little kid acts that way, the best solution is to totally ignore him. If we all just ignore BS and don't give him any attention, maybe he'll go away.
There's a difference, I think, in racing on a small sport boat, dinghy etc that has no room for a head (Melges 24, J/70, etc.) and a boat that has room for a head, and or has a head.
As 99.9% of us are not racing professionally, and are only racing for "fun and camaraderie" it seems silly not to have a head and just use it. Gentleman should sit any time there's the chance they might miss the bowl. I like having women on my crew, and one way to ensure the entire experience is more pleasant for them is to have a head, and make everyone use it...for pee, y valve can be in direct overboard position, for poo, it goes to the holding tank.
Of course, if the carbon cutters are not your cup of tea you can always weld up a BS beauty.
Bob, once you sell set of plans ,you have no control over what someone does with them, and neither do I. The only steel Bob Perry design I have seen didn't have the smoothest of chines, and weighed almost double that of a brent boat of a similar size.
The builder of this boat had zero metal working or boat building experience, yet building her gave him a career in metal working ,making good union wages , after having worked for minimum wages most of his life to this point.
Would buying one of your boats get him a career( Perhaps as a professional borrower?)
His son, borrowing the boat, put her on Flora Islet in a 35 knot SE wind, with over 70 miles of fetch, where she pounded overnight with nothing but chipped paint for damage. The owner ran aground on Mittlenach Island, and spent the night pounding on rocky lee shore in SE gale, with nearly 100 miles of fetch, with no more damage than chipped paint for damage. How would one of your boats have fared?
All that really says BS is that the guys who owned that boat are no seaman...
Maybe the folks buying Bob 's boats are the epitome of seaman..and so appreciate his designs in ways you and your clients can't begin to comprehend???