Edited that post: It was an Otter, which was the smaller version of the Black Gauntlet. We also installed pivoting leeboards rather then the drop-ins Bolger designed. My brother looked awfully hard at the Black Skimmer, but he wanted to be sailing by summer that year, and he got out of the service in May. For ballast acquired four rubber coated lead bearing pads weighing about a 80 lbs apiece, used for highway concrete girders. But we latter removed these, because we felt the boat didn't need them at all. Yup by the picture of the Black Gauntlet under sail in the book, it shows her sailing at a healthy angle of heel, the Otter didn't heel near that much. It's been well over 30 years since I sailed on that boat, and I may be wrong on the heel. But I do remember the boat was well behaved, and was surprisingly quite comfortable to sail in windy condition, and we took her out in some nasty conditions. I remember a couple of times taking out either one of mine or my brothers friends on board, and them commenting when it was white capping, "are you sure that narrow boat can handle it". Their concern was usually dispelled quickly, since the boat excelled in those conditions.
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