The boat has now been sailed inshore and evaluated.

Everything did not come up to my expectations, but I feel that I am on the right track.

There are problems with qualities and quantities.

The qualities first.

I will give up the idea of tilting the masts. Instead I will use two unstayd masts.

I will give up the central hatch.

Instead I will use two hatches one at each mast.

Now to quantities.

I will give the boat 10 cm ( 4 inches ) more beam

I will increase her lenght by one meter ( 3 feet )

The difficult thing is to keep the good qualities when changing the design. The present boat is very easy to handle and propel with the yoluh. If I give her to much beam and make her to big I will loose those qualitys.

To give a boat without a ballastkeel positive rightning arm at all angels of heel, height to beam should be in the region of 1 to 1,25. My and Matts boat have those proportions. Therefore by squaring beam times lenght I can get a certain measure of size for comparison.

Here are some examples.

Bris, 6.1×1.72×1.72=18.05

Amfibie-Bris 4.8×1.6×1.6=12.29

Paradox 4.2×1.23×1.23=6.35 4.8×1.3×1.3=8.11

Next boat 5.8×1.4×1.4=11.37

The next boat will therefore bee smaller than Bris and Amfibie-Bris but bigger than Paradox and My sailing experience with the above boats makes me think that the new boat also will be easy to handle and propel with the yoluh.

As I have only tryed the present boat inshore a few houers and offshore not at all. I am likely to get new ideas with more experience.

About the present boat.

The chinerunners work well.

I like the 25 centimeter draft.

I like that I can dip my hand in the water without bending over to much.

The sprit is supported by the gooseneck toggle. It is a succes.

The wingmast works very well in conjunction with the sprit.

And finally she is a very symphatic boat, very strongly built with good materials.

But, Cape Horn have to wait for the next boat. Now I will sail to Florida and consult Matt about my new project.