By Peter H. Spectre
Famous because the editor of the best-selling annual Mariner's publication of Days, Peter Spectre lives in Spruce Head, Maine.
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Don't pay off excessively before settling in on a new Cross-planked bottoms, strong sheerlines, and sharp tack. (The habit of falling off before heading up to a forward sections still can be seen in the working powernew course constitutes a potentially dangerous charboats at public landings along the Bay's convoluted acter flaw in half-decked boats. Unless the sheets are 5,000-mile shoreline. carefully tended, a nearly stationary skiff can be The 16-foot 8-inch sailing skiff shown here must be knocked down as the wind fills its tightly strapped one of the most handsome of the old boats.
But the Reeves boat is large and heavy by most fair portion of the lateral plane load. But, for its prodaysailing standards, and the traditional cross-planked tection, you might consider tucking the blade up behind Bay construction does not take well to travel by trailer. the ample skeg. A Neoprene strap bridging the gap The old boats lived in the water and got where they between the bottoms of the rudder and the skeg would were going on their own bottoms — frequent drying preclude your snagging pot warp.
B. Crowninshield, who was a well-con- watering hole at Islesboro, Maine, that once had the nected Boston yacht designer with blueblood ances- largest number of these boats. There was try seeming to go back to God Himself, was asked to smaller, equally exciting version known as [b draw up a one-design class of knockabouts, which Harbor 12/4, which was without a cabin and became known initially as the Manchester 17]/2-foot sold in 1915, their first year, for a contract price t1 -It class. In the spring of 1909 a dozen boats emerged from is also still an active class.
100 Boat Designs Reviewed: Design Commentaries by the Experts by Peter H. Spectre