Coolboats to admire

Priscilla

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Steam Flyer

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Davy Jones incorporated a full length centreboard case in the saloon of Widowmaker which worked successfully to allay the suspicions of those who boarded her and observed the double barrel companionway.

That's good, keeps people from noticing that the other side of the boat is sinking.......
 

chester

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Also, if a couple is not on speaking terms, they don't have to pass in the companionway or look at each other across the salon. Not as good for sulking as a multihull, tho.
but it denies the third stage of marital sex:
everywhere
1) everywhere sex, where you have sex anywhere and everywhere
2) bedroom sex, when you have sex only in a bedroom and
3) companionway sex, where you pass each other in the companionway and scream "fuck you"!!
 

Steam Flyer

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... however kiwi Jim Young designed and built (to the best of my knowledge) the world's first canting keeler in the 1950s - https://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Fiery-Cross-NZs-first-Canting-Keel-Boat/-72940?source=google
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LF Herreshoff did a similar keel on a 6-Meter back in the late 1920s or early '30s. His design had the keel pivot on a pair of torpedo-shaped trunnions just below the keelson, and a spar from the center of the keel fin up to just beow deck, where it was trimmed port or starboard with tackles.
 

Priscilla

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Jim was instructed to not use the canting keel on Fiery Cross whilst racing..
 

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